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

We are creators ourselves and we’ve established an innovative business model that gets projects made and seen. We choose talented fellows with compelling POVs to develop work with and the projects that move forward through our incubator feed into Big Vision Creative, our NY-based, but palm-tree-loving production company.

We require every project that we work on to have an inclusive team. Representation on screen matters to us too, as we’re sure it does to you! Unless you want to see a whole slate of projects about middle-aged white men tricking 20-year-olds into falling in love with them as they save the country/the Great Wall of China/the world from robots.

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

Recent projects include SXSW-winning feature film THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, released in theaters this Fall, dramatic series TAKE THE NET, which is now in development at Full Screen, and feature film LEZ BOMB, executive produced with Bobby Farrelly and winner of the jury award at the 2018 Bentonville Film Festival.

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 and SEE WHAT WE'RE PRODUCING AT BIG VISON CREATIVE.

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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