Here's What You Need to Know:

The next Big Vision Empty Wallet Development Program will be held in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica December 4th-8th 2017!  

The selected team will receive a FREE retreat in Costa Rica, mentorship, business strategy, and more.

submission Dates:

Now - May 1st: Early Submissions - only $25

May 2nd - July 1st: Regular Submissions - $40

July 2nd - September 1st: Late Submissions - $50

September 2nd - October 5th: Last Minute Submissions - $60

Here's Where we'll be:

 

The Finalists will be announced the first week of november.  The retreat in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica will take place 12/4-12/8, 2017!  All dates are subject to change.


About the Program

During the retreat, Big Vision Empty Wallet and the participating team will work together to package the project, develop an audience building strategy, marketing and distribution strategy, and all business materials necessary to pursue financing, sponsorships and partnerships and get the chosen project made and seen.

What We're Looking For in a project:

  • A film (feature length only) or series that represents a unique perspective and takes the viewer into a world that they were previously unaware of.
  • Narrative or doc.
  • Can be anywhere from development through post production.

Your submission materials should be a reflection of you, both as an artist and as a person. We want to know who we're supporting!  More than anything else, your submission should reflect the unique, creative, badass team that you are.


SUBMIT YOUR WORK:

Make sure you have a logline, synopsis, and bio handy before you access the form.  If you make a mistake, you will be able to make edits before you check out.  Once you have submitted the form, you will need to use the shopping cart to check out.  If you have a discount or waiver code, you'll be able to apply it at checkout.  If you don't pay for your submission using the shopping cart, we won't receive it!

The form will help us learn a little bit about you and your project. If we need to see additional materials, like a script or treatment, we'll reach out to you directly.

Costa Rica Development Program Film Submission
25.00
Quantity:
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT
Costa Rica Development Program Series Submission
25.00
Quantity:
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

FAQ's

What do I receive and what does BVEW ask for in return?

The Creator (YOU!) retain all the rights to the concept and script, if there is one.  Big Vision will provide two team members (you decide the team members that go) with a five day business retreat in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. We will fully pay for 2 round trip flights from NYC, transportation from the airport in Costa Rica, as well as all lodging at a private villa in Playa Langosta.

At the retreat Big Vision Creative (our production company) will work together with The Creators to create:

  • An audience building and marketing strategy for the project.
  • A distribution strategy for the project, utilizing BVC’s existing network and relationships.
  • A sponsorships and partnerships strategy for The Project. BVC will share brand sponsor connections and consult on brand sponsorship materials. BVC will consult with The Creators on sponsorship outreach strategies and ways of working with sponsors.
  • All decks and materials to support the above strategies.

In return, Big Vision Creative will be officially co-producing your project.

Due to the varying scopes of the projects we are accepting, all final fees, net profit participation, and sales commissions will be defined in an agreement that will be negotiated at a later date, according to industry standards.


THE MOST RECENT PROJECT WE SUPPORTED:

In December 2016, we selected STRAIGHT TRIPPIN', a unique and modern travel series from two producers that we're truly excited to support.

STRAIGHT TRIPPIN' is a travel series that follows three friends, all looking to hit the "pause" button on life to venture into the wilderness. As they unplug from their day jobs, social media, and the perils of “adulting," they are forced to confront their personal hangups. Against the backdrop of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country, they form a bond that will prepare them for whatever the natural world throws their way.

STRAIGHT TRIPPIN' is a travel series that follows three friends, all looking to hit the "pause" button on life to venture into the wilderness. As they unplug from their day jobs, social media, and the perils of “adulting," they are forced to confront their personal hangups. Against the backdrop of the most gorgeous landscapes in the country, they form a bond that will prepare them for whatever the natural world throws their way.

CONGRATS TO PRODUCERS ANDIA WINSLOW & MONIQUE WALTON!