Founded by filmmakers Jess Search and Cath Le Couteur, (for 60 filmmaker friends), it started in the belief that the best way to get independent films made and out into the world was to learn from others doing it themselves. And to share ideas, collaborators, knowledge picked up from shoots and other film experiences back in return.
Now, 12 years on, with 38,000 members and over 200 new crew and cast joining every week, this core principal remains the same and as important as ever.
Independent filmmaking can be a pretty tough business. But it’s also a pretty exciting business right now. And Shooters are doing great things; creating distinctive bold films that are breaking out, defying old paradigms to find new audiences, trying out fresh-fangled cameras and aesthetics, creating alternate models for funding and exploring different ideas to create sustainable careers.