I sold a prop for a major movie, any advice how to approach companies next?

James William Abell
Art Director

Hello, I am an artist/designer, I mainly make my own art work. However, recently I sold a model I made a few years ago to a major movie production feature film (will say when released).
Its on my CV now. I like films, and have been featured in animation film festivals etc. I would love to sell more pre made props and also get into designing making props with my extensive 3D modelling, 3D printing and traditional skills.
Any advice? I dont live in London but go there a lot for work and can relocate.
What I am doing now is contacting prop/film design companies with this experience on my CV.

Should I also contact film production companies directly about my skills as well as prop companies?
If so does anyone know the job role names, ie prop buyer etc for whom I should contact in feature films?

Any tips would be great, thank you, James.


  • 4 weeks ago
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John Nursall
Props Master

are you credited on IMDB for said movie work, it hard to break in to the prop side i have been making props about 6 years and finally got a prop master credit on a production we currently working on


  • 3 weeks ago
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James William Abell
Art Director

I just sold the prop and the movie hasn't come out so I guess I will wait until it is actually in the movie. I have proof they purchased it and have an idea of the scene they are using it in. However, no garuntee it will be in the final shot obviously due to how movies are cut and what is decided on the day etc.


  • 3 weeks ago
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John Nursall
Props Master

so you had the prop from the movie and you sold it? or you sold it to the movie not sure which you mean i made loads that are used ? not sure what your asking tho


  • 3 weeks ago
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James William Abell
Art Director

- I sold a model I made a few years ago to a major movie production feature film (will say when released).

- any advice how to approach companies next?

I guess as you say IMBD is a good start to build up there.


  • 3 weeks ago
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Navin Dev
Director

James, firstly, get yourself credited on IMDB for the work that you've done. Then you can use it as a springboard to approach companies. Also, provide images of your work and build your online portfolio. God bless! :)


  • 2 weeks ago
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