Big Vision Empty Wallet is an inclusion-focused incubator that develops and amplifies unique voices in film & TV.

Founded in 2010 by producers Dani Faith Leonard and Alex Cirillo, we’ve established an innovative business model that gets projects made and seen. We choose talented creators with bold projects and compelling POVs to develop work with. The projects that move forward through our incubator programs often feed into Big Vision Creative, our NY-based, but palm-tree-loving production company.

Since 2015, we’ve required every project that we work on to have an inclusive team. Representation behind the camera and on screen matters to us too, as we’re sure it does to you!

We develop entertaining and unexpected concepts that both indie and mainstream audiences can enjoy.

Collaborations through our incubator have led us to premieres at Sundance & SXSW, sales to major film distributors, streaming platforms, and TV networks, and releases in theaters world wide

As Executive Producers, the Big Vision team has a 100% success rate of return for investments secured by Big Vision for released films.

Recent Big Vision-supported projects include feature films THE LIGHT OF THE MOON (2017), LEZ BOMB (2018), and COAST (post-production).

The companies that have partnered with Big Vision Empty Wallet's incubator include the Bentonville Film Festival, Big Beach, Bleecker Street Media, Braven Films, Comedy Central, Discovery, FilmRise, HBO, IFC, iTVfest, Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures, Maven Pictures, Tribeca Film Institute, TruTV, Uninterrupted, Washington Square Films, Zeitgeist Films and more.

About the Founders

Big Vision Empty Wallet was founded in 2010 by Dani Faith Leonard and Alex Cirillo.  We established our innovative business model combining Dani's background as a comedian and producer and Alex's background as a producer with a background in TV development, and always from a creator's mindset. Find out more about us below.

Dani Faith Leonard

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Alex Cirillo

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As a general practice, we do not accept any unsolicited pitches or materials.  Any unsolicited pitches, outlines, scripts, treatments, etc. will be discarded and will not be read. The purpose of this policy is to avoid any potential misunderstandings if your original work seems similar to something we're developing since many works and submissions are based on the same or similar ideas. Please note, if you choose to disregard this policy and submit materials regardless, you acknowledge that you understand that Big Vision Creative or Big Vision Empty Wallet has no obligation to you or your submission and that you have no claim whatsoever based on such submission.

If you want to tell us about your project, please submit it to one of our programs!  If you have a general question, submission question, or just want to say hello, we would love to chat!  Please fill out the form below.

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