Are you creating your masterpiece on a small budget, but want to take care of your cast and crew? As an up and coming band or solo artist, you will be focused on creating a piece of art which requires a lot of time and energy. You will want to keep your cast and crew happy and energized to get the project complete. A hungry crew is an unproductive crew. If you take good care of your crew, they will take good care of you. Leave a good impression and they will be more inclined to help you again in the future. What if told you that there are ways to get free food for your crew? I recommend creating an attractive flyer summing up your project. Write a short letter asking for a food donation to your cause. In the letter, compliment their food and offer a trade. For example, you can offer to promote their company or product in your film and remind them of the exposure they will get. Hit up the local restaurants and grocery stores in your area and deliver to the manager. You can also try to reach the manager via e-mail too. Don’t forget to hit up your local coffee shops for some free coffee. Coffee is always a must! If you find a food donor, be sure to write them a nice thank you card and a link to your finished product. Remember, you are creating a reputation and a name for yourself so ALWAYS follow through with your promises. Your food angels may decide to help you again in the future!
Have you ever asked for a donation of food for your crew? If so, what was your method to receiving a donation. Did you promote their business in return? Comment below.
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