You've read every blog posts and watched every video essays dissecting the cinematography of Roger Deakins, the dialogues of Quentin Tarantino, and the symmetry of Wes Anderson.

You spend hours watching Netflix, YouTube, and going to the movies.

You invest in your film education by taking classes about Tarkovski, the New Wave and the Great American Masters.

You have drawers of great ideas for films that would showcase all this cumulated knowledge and your personal style.

There is only one problem: you don't make films

This can change now. Before 2018 ends, you can have a short film and be a filmmaker.

WELCOME TO ACCOUNTABLE

the program for people who are ready to MAKE a film

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Accountable is an online program with limited seats where you commit to making a short film in less than a month, and you make it.

The first day of the program, you receive a list of creative constraints you must respect along with all you need to know to make this program work for you. 

During the next 3 weeks, you make your short film. You're in contact with me directly through emails. I send you guidelines and content to support your journey, you update me on your progress.

The program is ANONYMOUS, which means: no facebook group, no slacker, nothing that will make you spend time procrastinating instead of making your film.

So how do you stay Accountable? You have access to other's progress, and they have access to yours. And I am here to support you.

At the end of the three weeks, you watch the films made by the other participants and you write them feedback. They watch your film and they send you feedback.

This is not for everybody.

Accountable is for people who are sick and tired of living in the theory and want to know what they are capable of. 

Accountable is for you if you want to make films but keep being paralyzed by fear of failing. 

If it's time for you to bridge the gap between theory and practice, Accountable is for you.

With Accountable, you get:

- creative constraints

- a deadline

- support

- feedback from other participants

- anonymity

This is not your opportunity to dust out your screenplay and direct it to send your film to Sundance. This is your opportunity to let go of all the reasons why you haven't made a film yet, and make one. 

Accountable is a crash course in making. It will test your skills, your personality, and your creative voice. 

Once you're done with the program you will know more about who you are right now as a filmmaker than you will ever by staying behind the computer. 

Accountable will show you in the trenches what you need to work on to make sure you will be ready when you have the opportunity to direct your brilliant idea. 

Athletes train every day. Filmmakers need training too.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

To be clear, this is NOT a filmmaking class. This is a film MAKING camp

You receive your creative constraints, you write, you shoot, you edit, you share, you give feedback, and you receive feedback. 

You need to use the knowledge you already have in your brain
, the people that are around you, and the equipment and locations you can get. If all you can get is an iPhone and no mic, write accordingly. 

If you have zero notions of shooting, editing, writing, be aware of that. I personally don’t think it’s an issue, in today’s world we are very savvy about filmmaking without even realizing it. That being said, if Internet and technologies overwhelm you, ACCOUNTABLE is not the right project for you. There won’t be a tech support.  

To participate in ACCOUNTABLE  you don’t need crazy equipment. 
You need to know what you have, be willing to play with those constraints, and commit to making a film in a month.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The program starts on November 20th. That day, you will receive the creative constraints you must integrate into your film. 

And you will have until December 17th to make a film

So that's 27 days and 4 full weekends. Not bad.

During those 27 days, you will receive emails from containing information about each step, and I will check on you. And you will update me on your progress. 

On December 17th, you will have a short film. You will send it to me and you will watch the work of your fellow participants. 

You will then watch the work of other participants and write feedback about their films. 

On December 28, you will receive feedback on your film, and the feedback you wrote about other's shorts will be sent to them.

3 days before 2019, you will have finished short film and you will have feedback about your work.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO MAKE A FILM IN 27 DAYS?

Jonathan (Canada)

All you have to do is jump- ACCOUNTABLE changed everything for me, from someone who had a dozen notes of "films I'll start writing tomorrow" to ACTUALLY picking up a camera and doing it. 3 weeks later I have both a short film under my belt and more motivation than I've ever had to make another. This program was exactly the push I needed; thank you so very very much.

Laura (United States)

If you're stuck on the edge of the filmmaking diving board and not sure how to jump in - this program will be outstanding for you. Not only do you get the motivation starting out, Nathalie acts as lifeguard and coach along the way to keep you going. I highly recommend this experience.

Julian (U.K.)

An excellent program, with just the right amount of pressure and encouragement. Mentorless is my go-to home-on-the-web for inspiration on film-making; kudos to Nathalie for initiating the Accountable program!

Valentina (Colombia)

Since it was my first short, it became also a very personal challenge to get something done and break through that idea that you need a lot to make a short that I feel sometimes holds new filmmakers back. Overall, it was a great experience that I feel has helped me grow and push myself as a creator. I definitely recommend it!!

Nicolle (Canada)

When I first heard about Accountable from a friend I thought he lost his money to an online scam, and that the whole concept was ridiculous. But because of Accountable I actually not just started but finished a film for the first time in my life- and I'm actually pretty excited to do the next session!

Sofia (Denmark)

I wanted to join Accountable because I felt it would give my creativity the challenge and boost that I needed. It felt like a long time since I had made something for the pure sake of filmmaking practice. The program delivered even more than I expected. The creative restrictions and time limit forced me to think as simply as possible about my process, the kinds of stories I like to tell, and what support and tools I had access to. It also really helped me face my fear of making mistakes. Accountable is a low stakes, high reward kind of deal. All the feedback you get is intended to help you grow as an artist. Plus the process of reflecting constructively on other people's work is super inspiring. Ultimately it was a great morale boost for me to get in touch with my filmmaking instincts again. Highly recommended!

HOW CAN YOU JOIN?


To join ACCOUNTABLE you need to pay 100€.

WHAT?!

That's right. The program costs 100€. And here is why:

100€ is high enough to keep you accountable and make you hesitate twice if you’re tempted to give up, but it won’t ruin you. 

If investing 100€ will ruin you, please act responsibly and don't join. Eat first. 

The amount of money you’re putting into this project is you saying to yourself: 

THIS IS FOR REAL. I JUST GAVE 100 EUROS TO MAKE A FILM. I’M GONNA MAKE A FILM.

Accountable is a small program where I communicate directly with each participant.

It is a program that works. If you commit about making a film and follow the process, you will have a film by December 17, 2018. 

Enrolment Closes on November 11.

Program Starts on November 20th

AFTER YOU JOIN

You will be redirected to a success page. There you will find out what are the next steps until November 20th. 

If you aren't redirected or if you have any question, you can email me directly at accountable@mentorless.com

SO, ARE YOU READY TO MAKE A FILM?


ABOUT ME

My name is Nathalie Sejean. I am an Audio & Visual Storyteller, which means I MAKE stories every day. I write screenplays, I draw, I direct films, I edit videos, I create graphic novels, I have a podcast, I write lyrics for bands...

But not only that.

I also have a blog for storytellers and filmmakers where I have published over 800 articles so far, and I send a newsletter to over 12,000 people each Sunday. 

But not only that.

I also offer programs for creatives to ACT because that's my thing.

When I don't create, I empower people to get out of their funk and act upon their creative desire.

I do it because I believe the world will be a better place when each one of us will be connected to their unique creative voice and able to share it back with the world. 

My thing is to empower people activating their creativity through practical actions.

I've been living a creative life for the last decade. (Meaning as a career and lifestyle) After the first three years, I went through a burnout and came back healed and determined to never hurt my creativity again, do whatever it takes to nurture it, and help as many people as possible to connect with their own creative voice and USE it. 

I will not help you get rich. Or if I do, it will only be because I supported you while you were creating something that resonated with many. Money is not the goal here. 

But I can help you feel alive expressing who you are now through your creativityThat makes for a rich life and that, to me is, all that matters. If it matters to you too, then I would love nothing more than to support your creative journey through Accountable. I hope I'll see you on the other side!

With Creative Love,

Nathalie.