Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT EXACTLY DOES SUMMITSTAR FILMS DO?
At Summitstar Films, we develop, produce and direct audio and visual content across many platforms. Our highly experienced staff specializes in translating your creative vision into memorable recorded motion pictures. From development and preproduction all the way through production, postproduction, finishing and delivery, we will be there as much, or as little, as your needs require us to be. At Summitstar Films, we strive to see your project through to your complete satisfaction.
WHAT TYPE OF CONTENT DOES SUMMITSTAR PRODUCE AND DIRECT?
Summitstar Films produces all types of film and video works. Our expert staff produces and directs commercials, corporate videos, event content, independent films, studio films, short subject films, film teasers and trailers, scripted television, reality TV, web and internet content, music videos, artist profile videos, PR content for any screen and media (i.e. website/Internet, single and multiscreen formats, etc.), portable device format videos and much more. Contact us with your content needs today through our Client Request Form.
WHO GENERALLY HIRES SUMMITSTAR?
Summitstar has a very long and prestigious list of clientele. We are generally hired by advertising agencies, production companies, corporations, record labels, film producers, television producers, movie studios, TV networks, cable stations, independent artists and more.
WHAT AREA DOES SUMMITSTAR SERVICE?
Summitstar Films currently produces and directs projects all around the globe. With our highly experienced and established award winning international team of producers, directors and staff from all over the world, we are able to work in even the most remote of locations. Summitstar Films routinely provides our production services and logistical support within the US in Arizona, California, Nevada, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, Minnesota, Utah, New Mexico and Texas; however, Summitstar Films is available Nationwide and International as well. Remote locations such as the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Arctic Circle, remote areas of the Australian Outback, the island of Aruba and numerous remote areas within Africa, have all been easily and successfully conquered by members of our production staff.
WHERE DOES SUMMITSTAR PERFORM SERVICES?
Summitstar Films produces content within our facilities, within our partner facilities, as well as on location. Every project is unique and may require the use of different locations. For example a corporate video may require use of a small or large studio while a feature film may require practical locations such as a restaurant, office or even a ballpark. Summitstar Films manages all of your projects location needs for you. We secure required permits, negotiate any location fees, secure locations and more.
WHAT IF MY BUDGET IS LOW?
Summitstar Films realizes that every project has its budgetary guidelines, and challenges. Our approach is very simple, whether you have a few thousand dollars you’ve saved to produce your first artist promotional video or have stacked up tens of millions for your next blockbuster feature film, we give your project the same careful attention to detail. We are very passionate about what we do. Regardless of your budget level, rest assured, you will have a pleasant experience working with Summitstar Films.
WHAT IS THE SUMMITSTAR PROCESS?
To ensure a smooth and efficient process, here are the 4 steps we follow.
STEP 1: YOU CONTACT US: Please fill out our Client Request Form, this will initiate a discussion of your project with an experienced Summitstar Films producer.
STEP 2: SUMMITSTAR FILMS CONTACTS YOU: A highly experienced Summitstar Films producer will initiate contact with you. Our producer(s) will listen to you, analyze your project’s needs and thoroughly discuss your project with you. Summitstar promises to be diligent and understanding of your project and your needs in order to establish how Summitstar may best assist you. Once we have a detailed understanding of your needs, Summitstar producer(s) will then discuss what we feel are the best options for you and your project. Upon a mutual agreement of options we move to Step 3, creating needed budgets and defining the scope of work.
STEP 3: WE COLLECTIVELY ESTABLISH A BUDGET AND SCOPE OF WORK: Summitstar will work with you to best prepare a budget for your project, for our services and to define the scope of work to be performed by Summitstar Films. This may include any necessary contracts or agreements which may be needed. When Summitstar is officially awarded the job, Step 4 begins, execution of the plan.
STEP 4: SUMMITSTAR FILMS WILL EXECUTE AND DELIVER: Summitstar Films will execute and deliver as agreed using the highest professional standards. We strictly adhere to our Code of Ethics Policy while executing all tasks. Summitstar producers and production managers will work to prepare your production, hire experienced and professional cast and crew, manage the day-to-day details of your project, maintain and manage all needed locations, and fulfill every aspect of your project as agreed, all the way through product delivery or until the scope of work has been completed. At Summitstar, we always strive to exceed your expectations.
WILL SUMMITSTAR FINANCE OR DISTRIBUTE MY PROJECT?
Summitstar Films does not provide direct financing or distribution for your projects. We may, at our discretion, work with you and your project to arrange these needs; however, this is not a service we openly provide. We do assist with distribution requests on a case by case basis.
CAN I SUBMIT MY SCREENPLAY TO SUMMITSTAR FOR REVIEW?
Summitstar Films does not accept unsolicited creative materials such as screenplays or novels. For your copyright protection we do not accept, read or develop unsolicited screenplays or materials. If you wish to explore a working relationship with Summitstar Films, please follow the Steps we have outlined above.
MOVIE STUDIOS, TV NETWORKS AND CABLE STATIONS:
When you require a bondable, insurable and experienced production company, Summitstar Films is awaiting your call. Summitstar Films and its affiliates are in full compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. Summitstar Films has also not been in bankruptcy, financial insolvency, or been the subject of lawsuit.