10th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival: 2020 Digital Edition

Leveling Up: Successful Film Producers Tell You How

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Are you ready to take producing to the next level... so you can make the films you want?

Go beyond “producing 101” with some of the most prolific doers in the industry talking frankly about how they work with agents to acquire A-List Talent and crew, and strategies for projects from “No Budget” films up to “Big Budget” features — with a special emphasis on filmmaking in a post-covid world.

Successful film producers Dustin Williams and Rafael and Gabriel Francisco share examples from their current projects, hopes for the future of filmmaking, and insights into the creative side of producing. Don’t miss the chance to have an intimate conversation with these industry pros as they offer creative solutions to the challenges you face making independent films.

Rafael Francisco and Gabriel Francisco 

Twin brothers Rafael & Gabriel Francisco are independent film producers based in New York City. After careers in finance, sales and small business management and breaks working on projects at Sony and Marvel Studios, they founded Francisco Productions, to produce, direct, and shoot short films and music videos. Their first short film premiered at Cannes short corner and went on to win multiple awards. Their latest feature, critically acclaimed “The Lennon Report.” was a multiple award-winner, notably at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development selected “The Lennon Report” as an example of New York film during awards season. In 2017 Rafael and Gabriel served as guest speakers at The Pennsylvania Bar Institute for legal and business in making of feature films. They have received awards for their work as producers from Entertainment Partners, who invited them to participate on panels at the Sundance Film Festival, among others. Rafael and Gabriel are members of the New York Production Alliance and are represented by Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers. 

Dustin Williams:

Dustin Williams is a Brooklyn-based independent film producer. He founded his production company 2x4 Productions, after graduating from The New York Film Academy, The company made short films and music videos before producing their first feature film “Second Chance” in 2014. The film made its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California and went on the international festival circuit from Boston, Massachusetts to Nice, France, winning multiple awards and acclaim by critics and audiences. Today, the company has multiple films in development, which are slated to begin shooting later this year. Dustin is represented by Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers.