Early Bird clients have received support from the Sundance Institute, Points North, Perspective Fund, Film Independent, BAVC, Blackstar, Catapult Film Fund, and SFFILM Invest, among others.
We have consulted for SFFILM, BAVC Media, Sundance Institute, Catapult Film Fund, Working Films, Kartemquin Films, New Orleans Film Society, and ITVS.
Projects We've Supported
Working with Early Bird was a game-changer for our film. As first-time independent filmmakers their support and guidance was instrumental not only in helping craft our materials and refining our pitch but in finding the right funders as well. They took the time to consider the nuances of the project, watch our materials, and develop messaging around the film that fit with the very specific needs of the documentary core application and the varied responses other funders require. They introduced us to other partners, fellowships, and artist development opportunities that had huge ripple effects on the financial success of our film. Early Bird really helped us find our voice in our written material and it was refreshing to feel supported by such a genuine and passionate duo. We can’t recommend them enough to any film team or director doing this on their own!
Paige Bethmann (Director) and Jess Epstein (Producer), REMAINING NATIVE
Crossing paths with Lauren and Jenny is life-changing. Not just because they are amazing at what they do — they really are — but because they truly care. They genuinely seek new talents to elevate from as early as the development stage when funding is so hard to get. Their dedication is not just to an issue but to every single person involved in the making of a film, the protagonists, the filmmakers, the funders. Their advice and connections are tailor-made based on each project they take on, and invaluable. Their writing is beautiful and true. They are loved and respected across the industry for years of striving to be the best human beings and working with them is a privilege and an honor.
Marjolaine Grappe, filmmaker
Lauren and Jenny are THE BEST - warm, professional, reliable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Their feedback and notes on our narrative feature script were thoughtful and insightful. They "got" our story, understood our vision, and brought their full attention and storytelling expertise to helping us write a better script.
Natalie Baszile, author & filmmaker, & Hyacinth Parker, filmmaker