Indie Film Producer Calvin Vanderbeek Talks Film Financing


In this episode we talk to Producer, Calvin Vanderbeek about the ups and downs of indie filmmaking and film finance. He has a vast, twenty years of experience shaping his opinions on indie filmmaking and being creative and staying productive. Listen in and hear what he has to say.

Calvin Vanderbeek hails from Detroit, Michigan. A Los Angeles transplant, Calvin is a writer at heart. Calvin studied Film at Orange Coast College, University of California-Irvine and the Hollywood Film Institute.

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Indie film force Calvin Vanderbeek has signed on to produce the feature horror film “The Rectory,” based on the award-winning screenplay “Something Like a Phenomenon” by writer/director Jonathan Chance. The film, set in 1937, follows paranormal investigator Harry Price as he leases the old Borley Rectory, England’s original haunted house, to call out the unyielding evil that lay dormant for decades.

“It was quite brilliant, really,” Chance says. “We met for a 20 minute coffee and were still talking about the film three hours later. Calvin understands my vision for the film, and with him on board, we look to make this a classic old school horror film without the usual Hollywood intervention.”

Calvin studied Film and Television at Orange Coast College, the University of California-Irvine, and the Hollywood Film Institute. He has been both Producer and Executive Producer on over 11 indie films listed on IMDb. His recent projects, critically acclaimed short film “All Things Hidden,” documentary “Citizen Heroes,” and suspense drama “Dutch Kills,” are currently touring the festival circuit.

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