The Felix Mater Society is an initiative to support independent filmmakers.
Who are we?
Felix Mater Society is the name of the independent film initiative. Behind the brand Felix Mater Society stands Gian Keller who has created and is running the project.
« I believe in power of art. I want to bring art to the world that is different from mainstream.
An artist should have the freedom to show his artwork in the best way without compromising the work for commercial reasons. »
What are we doing?
The Felix Mater Society was created back in 2015 by Gian Keller. Since then the Society was involved in over 30 film projects all over the world from small scale thesis films in Morocco to big feature film productions in Hollywood.
We consult, promote and invest in filmmaker and their projects. We do all that beside of day jobs with limited time and limited resources. With every project we learn more and share the learnings with new projects. We strongly believe in win win situations. Using our growing network helps connected filmmakers in the network to reduce their costs on their projects.
How do we support filmmakers?
The most requested support comes in three areas:
We accompany film creators and coach them through the process of pre-production. All we can offer are our own permanent growing learnings from all the other projects where we were involved in. The whole game is in constant change and new technologies and opportunities come up and fade away. Our goal on this activity is to help film creators to plan and execute their own projects. Reflecting on the strategy with a second opinion may help to avoid mistakes and can save costs on the projects.
Through our Social Media Channels and through our growing network we can help to promote film projects. This can be for an actual funding campaign or as well for an existing film. Promoting can be as well networking to find new collaborations which opens again new opportunities. Promoting can be requested, can be part of an outcome of an agreed strategy from consulting or can as well happen based on our own preferences.
It is possible that we are asked to be involved as an investor. We like to be involved as an investor when we are convinced in a project. Helping a young filmmaker to start a career can be a reason to invest. Or we see that our investment has really an impact on the project. As we use our own private incomes for investments we have to be very selective what projects we directly support with own resources.
How does it work?
All starts usualy with a mail or contact via Social Media Channels. A first consulting call clarifies for both sides if there are benefits on both sides for a collaboration.
What does it cost?
Don’t trust any offer that is for free. Well, what we do can be so different for each filmmaker or project that we cannot say anything about costs. We look usualy for a very Indie style of return of investment. Well… Let’s talk and let’s see.
Robyn Elizabeth Steyn
Actress, Director & Writer from UK
Robyn contacted me in late 2016 for helping with her film project Lane. Robyn did an amazing job pushing the project through. However it was not an easy one. Robyn put all her energy into the project and created a great final product even though that there had been massive issues on the way.
Thanks again Robyn for the collaboartion.
Watch: Lane (2018)
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