By engaging with our Artists - liking, commenting, nurturing, sponsoring, and financing their work - you help new and exciting projects get off the ground and in front of the masses.
Our goal is to create meaningful entertainment with a positive social impact.
- SEAM LABS - "Where creativity finds its audience"
SEAM LABS is our playground for new and experimental entertainment. If you see something you like, pitch in. It's a great way to collaborate with new people and find out if you have an affinity. Most of us need the skills of other artists. We could really use your help.
There are lots of ad hoc Groups in the LABS, where artists and their audience explore, debate and engage in new ideas. Feel free to join one you like and participate in the Group-specific discussion forums.
Create a Group of your own. Showcase your talents, or solicit help from other artists. Engage the public and discover a new audience for your work.
- SEAM Productions - "Radical entertainment incubator"
SEAM Projects came from SEAM LABS, but are now on our production slate. We are searching for sponsorship and finance. Many of these are transmedia projects that require other producers to take each element to the next level. We welcome your involvement.
SEAM Productions specialises in "Social SciFi" and Comedy-Thrillers. What are those, you ask? Well, social science fiction is not space opera, but more like "two minutes into the future" than two hundred years. Also, it deals with the social consequences of new technology. And comedy-thrillers are a unique hybrid that's hard to explain without a few examples: "Fargo", "Dr Strangelove", "After Hours", "Pineapple Express", and "Grosse Point Blank", to name a few. Check out this post, if you want to know more.
- Producer's Diary
We have a number of blogs on the site. The Producer's Diary, in particular, offers lots of candid, behind-the-scenes discussions for filmmakers. It includes interviews, marketing insights, financing, strategy, and so forth. Most of the content requires a Dream Merchant membership.
- SEAM Forums
We have a variety of forums devoted to story development and how to improve our community. These are evolving all the time. We'd love to hear your point of view.
Some of these forums are free and open to all and some require membership. If you opt for a Dream Merchant membership, you will become part of a tight-knit community that has access to special materials, events and forums. The purpose of forming a community around Producers is to allow us all to network, talk shop and learn new strategies - even work together on new projects. There are very few networking sites out there for Producers, so we hope that this will become a premiere destination!
SEAM LABS have many groups - each of which have their own discussion forums. These are FREE and separate from the SEAM Forums that we are talking about here.
- Perfect Pitch
Check out our Perfect Pitch project. It invites everyone to thrash out dramatic questions and story premises. Later on, these will be used in collaborative pitching competitions. Even if you don't intend to compete, it's fun to participate and it may unblock you if you're searching for new story ideas.
Storytellers: check out our Story Design book. It is the framework for the Perfect Pitch Project.
If you are interested in transmedia production, we are forming a community of transmedia producers and enthusiasts in order to share best practices and real-world experience. It is a great place to network and learn. Full access to these resources will require a Dream Merchants membership.
This includes access to the Producer's Diary blog, which is available to Dream Merchant subscribers only.
Your engagement will be rewarded. Not only is there a feel-good factor from supporting someone who needs your help but, also, you can earn points for all the feedback you give. These points can be traded for goods and services.
As a producer, you have special skills that you can offer in return for points. For instance, if you have script editing experience - feel free to offer script consulting in return for points.
You can also give points to other artists and producers, which they can use for goods and services. It's basically e-commerce based on reciprocity. By engaging with one another, you earn points that you can give to people that need them most (or, exchange them for something you want for yourself).