Here you can see some of the incredible events we hosted for our members in the past!
AN EVENING WITH CHRISTOPHER NOLAN
On October 2, 2006 nearly 500 filmmakers were on hand at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood to learn how one of today's top filmmakers got his break, and they had the opportunity to see the film that started it all! Director Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, Memento) discussed his career and gave a preview of his new film, The Prestige, which was opening in three weeks. His first feature, the dazzling $12,000 film FOLLOWING (1998, Zeitgeist, 70 min) was shown in its entirety and Following Executive Producer and leading distribution consultant Peter Broderick guided the candid discussion. Producer Emma Thomas (Batman Begins, Following) was also on hand for the discussion. It was a very special evening.
AN EVENING WITH
DAVID GORDON GREEN
In February 2008, audience members learned how one of today's most prolific indie filmmakers got his break and saw the film that started it all, when The No Budget Film Club presented "An Evening With David Gordon Green." Director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, All The Real Girls, Undertow) discussed his career and gave a preview of his upcoming films Snow Angels and Pineapple Express. His first feature, the critically-acclaimed $40,000 film "GEORGE WASHINGTON," (2000, 90 min) was shown in its entirety and leading film consultant Peter Broderick guided the candid discussion. Special prizes were given away to audience members who could answer trivia questions related to the film. In addition to props from the film, a special dinner for two with one of the film's stars was awarded to a lucky filmmaker. A reception with David, Peter, and special guests followed and everyone was invited.
30th Anniversary Screening of "The Heck With Hollywood!"
On March 1, 2021 we celebrated the return of No Budget Film Club and the 30th Anniversary of the seminal documentary about independent filmmaking, "The Heck With Hollywood!". Directed by legendary documentary filmmaker Doug Block, the film follows 3 gutsy, determined first-time indie filmmakers as they try to get their feature films out into the world, circa 1987. Doug and each of his subjects joined us for our live, virtual discussion, as well as 2 industry veterans, to discuss where we've come these last 30 years, and where we're going.