38: Mark Freiburger, Filmmaker/Author – How To Raise Money For Your First Movie

The Doorpost
April 24, 2015

38: Mark Freiburger, Filmmaker/Author – How To Raise Money For Your First Movie

GUEST: Mark Freiburger

Discover the book that is helping thousands of indie filmmakers finance their own movies… as we speak with Author/Filmmaker, Mark Freiburger on this episode of The Doorpost Podcast Project!


MF_0299 tighterMARK FREIBURGER graduated from the UNCSA School of Filmmaking in 2005. He directed the indie films JIMMY and DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, as well as the Los Angeles premiere of 110 STORIES at the Geffen Playhouse, which starred Academy- Award nominee John Hawkes, Ed Asner, Katherine McPhee and many others.

In 2013 he won the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest with his commercial Fashionista Daddy, which was the #1 ranked :30 spot of the 2013 Super Bowl on the USA Today poll. In 2014, Fashionista Daddy was named the Greatest Super Bowl Commercial of All Time by network CBS in a countdown of the 10 Greatest Commercials in Super Bowl History.

Immediately following the 2013 Super Bowl, Freiburger shadowed director Michael Bay on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION in an exclusive mentorship. During Freiburger’s mentorship on the film, he worked on the set with Bay in the United States and Hong Kong. He also worked with the Visual FX team from George Lucas’ company Industrial Light & Magic, and shadowed various aspects of the VFX post- production in San Francisco.

Following TRANSFORMERS, he went on in 2014 to direct comedy spots for Nickelodeon, DreamWorksTV, AwesomenessTV and a pair of comedy sketches with actors Rebel Wilson and Ken Jeong.

He is currently writing an action thriller for producer Neal Moritz’ production company, Original Film, the producers behind the FAST & FURIOUS, and 21/22 JUMP STREET franchises. Freiburger is also attached to direct the film, which will shoot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Freiburger is repped by Gotham Group and United Talent Agency.


“When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.” -Bertice Berry


Winning the “Doritos Crash the Superbowl” commercial contest.


Taking a pass on the offer to become a Writer’s PA on a network show.


Always tries to stay very focused and makes decisions based on how it will effect his long-term game. He has a vision for his career and only makes choices that support his vision.


Buy Mark’s Book (click link): How To Raise Money For Your First Movie






Mark Duplass’ SXSW Keynote Speech

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