BVEW is a great forum for experimentation, growth, and expansion.  It's for creators with drive, passion and playfulness.

All About Us

Founded in 2010 by producers Dani Faith Leonard & Alex Cirillo, Big Vision Empty Wallet is a film & media incubator that creates programs that encourage film & media makers to get their work made and seen.

Through Big Vision's programs, we find projects to produce at our production company Big Vision Creative where current projects include feature films in post and several TV series in development.  Working on projects of our own influences the programs we create and inspires us to discover systems that help indie creators thrive.

Programs Include the Kickstart Diversity Program for Feature Films (Both Narrative and Documentary), the Creators Program for TV and New Media Creators, and the Development Program in Costa Rica for teams creating films, series, or multi-platform projects.

Projects That Turn Us On: Wildly funny comedies; documentaries that inspire action; films, series, and interactive pieces that bring the viewer into a world she never knew about.

Don't Let the Moniker Fool You.  Big Vision Empty Wallet = the belief that you can create groundbreaking work with whatever resources you have available.  It doesn't mean that our programs are only for projects with small budgets or that we're personally interested in working on projects where people don't get adequately compensated for their talents.  Ew.


The Founders

Dani Faith Leonard

Dani is a comedian and producer and the co-fouder of Big Vision Empty Wallet & Big Vision Creative.

Twitter // Instagram // Official Bio

You should order her: Tequila or Mezcal


Alex Cirillo

Alex Cirillo is a producer and the co-fouder of Big Vision Empty Wallet & Big Vision Creative.

Twitter // Instagram // Official Bio

You should order her: a Passion Fruit Mezcal Margarita


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