Autumn Silvas

Producer for Indie Adventure Short

Autumn Silvas • Colorado Springs, CO, USA


  • Position
  • Start Date
    Jun 24, 2024Aug 30, 2024
  • Location
    Colorado Springs, CO, USA (Travel Required)
  • Rate
    This is a paid position. Rate is CROWDFUNDED (please see posting. NO guaranteed rate of pay at this time. Negotiable based on crowdfunding)

Job Description

Independent short adventure film seeking a producer to join its collaborative team! 'INAPPROPRIATE', the flagship production of Fighter Productions, is a 15-minute adventure short film about a young biracial artist wrestling with life and her purpose in the world in the aftermath of her father’s death, making a last-ditch attempt to reconnect with his spirit. 'Inappropriate' has received multiple accolades, including holding the #1 adventure short listing on Coverfly’s Red List
in 2023.

Our goal is to finish the film for a late summer premiere and usher in a wave of Independent Projects for our production company, Fighter Productions. Ultimately, we would love to take this film to the festival circuit. Additionally, we want to destigmatize the conversation around how we deal with grief and how we frame family and culture in our stories. Our mission is to use the art of storytelling to connect audiences and artists of disparate perspectives through this shared cord of humanity and return creative freedom to actor and audience. We are particularly passionate about sharing stories that connect to culture, adventure, and the human experience through it all. Please note, this film incorporates the writer’s own biracial Indigenous heritage and culture. While not a requirement, if you are Native, we highly encourage you to apply!

This job is FOR you if:
• You are a supremely organized, creative thinker able to track multiple responsibilities in a fast paced, highly collaborative environment.
• You are passionate about the subject material and want to be part of a scrappy, DIY production team.
• You are upbeat and able to find the good in everything.
• You have a great sense of humor (even under pressure) and a high code of ethics.
• You are willing and able to wear multiple hats to get shit done, but you never sacrifice the means to meet an end.
• You are able to work professionally and productively with individuals of diverse perspectives and views.
• You value independent arts and entertainment.
• You resonate with this statement: good stories are worth telling and told well they have the capacity to bridge divides and create meaningful conversation between individuals.

The following qualifications are a MUST:
• Past producer experience (credit for unpaid, student, or volunteer work given)
• Expert communicator via multiple channels and within a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
• Punctual and professional. Period.
• Reliable transportation.
• Innate ability to see the bigger picture and follow through on tough calls with empathy and effective communication.

The following characteristics are NON-NEGOTIABLE:
• Mission focused and project oriented.
• Reliable, flexible, self-motivated. You know yourself and are a better team player and leader for it.
• Unflappable in the face of change.
• Sense of purpose. You are a whole real person, not an automaton. We are not interested in working with a robot.
• Professional relationship wizard.
• Respectful, confident problem solver.
• A true collaborator who is comfortable in a leadership role.

The following qualifications are a PLUS:
• Experience crowdfunding.
• Ability to fill other crew positions with referrals.
• Familiar with chain-of-title.
• Love The Princess Bride and regularly weave well-timed movie quotes into daily conversation. Witty, not obsessive.
• Understand the government realities of tribal dialogues.

This position will be funded on a crowdfunding basis. Therefore, there is no guarantee of pay. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE COMMITTING TO THIS! We believe in paying artists fairly as able and the payment received will be determined based upon available funds. We anticipate this project to include a 2-month (8-week) pre-production period (including the crowdfund campaign, we are willing to work virtually where feasible) and 3-day shoot on location in Colorado anticipated in early August. Must be willing to work as a LOCAL HIRE.

To apply, please submit a personal cover letter and your resume as a pdf file.

Thank you! We look forward to your application!


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