Getting Film Funding for Your Project  

The mission of From the Heart Productions Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is to help indie filmmakers get film funding. We also help creative artists, musicians, authors and more.  We do that through our Roy W. Dean Grants, our Fiscal Sponsorship Program, and the Intentional Filmmaking Class.  

Since 1993, we’ve assisted hundreds of documentary, feature, short films, and web series in raising over $30,000,000 for their projects.   

We believe that independent filmmakers, who devote most of their time to the creative process, need help when it comes to raising money.  Our mission has been to help filmmakers get the film funding they need to get their film in front of the cameras and an audience.



We’re proud to have been awarded this Badge by GreatNonProfits.org for being a 2021 Top-Rated Non-Profit!

Our personal attention and experience can make the difference for you when you need film funding. We can give you advice on creating trailers, fine tuning your pitch, and creating a community around your film.



“In terms of inspiring young filmmakers, the first thing I’d do is send them to From the Heart Productions.   Because it really does give them a belief system, a confidence, no matter where they live.”
Karen Day – Roy W. Dean Grant Winner for “The Girl From God’s Country” 


Learn About Our New Fundraising Platform “WeDidIt” *
(*Please Note: Fiscal Sponsorship for your project is required to use the Funding Platform)

We’ve partnered with WeDidit to bring our filmmakers a platform with features that go beyond basics you find on other crowdfunding platforms.  These features include Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Simple Ticketing and Events, Text-to-Donate, and more.


Considering Fiscal Sponsorship?  Get a FREE Consultation! 

Take advantage of a free 15 minute consultation that will answer your questions as well as explain the benefits of fiscal sponsorship and the advantages of working with a top rated non-profit like From the Heart Productions. 

Choose service: Discuss Fiscal Sponsorship when booking

From the Heart Productions

You can also call us to discuss at 805-984-0098

How We Can Help You

Fiscal Sponsorship – As a 501(c)3 non-profit, we can offer donors tax deductible donations.

Roy W. Dean Grant – Offered 3 times each year, the grant has awarded over $2,000,000 in film services, goods, and cash to filmmakers just starting their projects.

Intentional Filmmaking Class – Learn how to get your film funded and how to reach your potential as an artist.

Personal Consultation – Carole Dean, president of From The Heart, authored “The Art of Film Funding” will work with you one-on-one.

Crowdfunding – We’ve helped filmmakers raise over $4 million via crowdfunding.  Our fiscally sponsored filmmakers can raise money on our own platform where donors are given opportunity to cover platform and credit card fees.  Over 70% of all donors contribute to help pay filmmakers fees.  You can work with us on Seed&Spark, Indiegogo, Generosity, Kickstarter, and more.


NEW Services for From the Heart Filmmakers


One Field


From the Heart has partnered with One Field to offer a whole new slate of services to our filmmakers!


20% Discount for Fiscally Sponsored Filmmakers

and Roy W. Dean Top 20 Grant Finalists!


Services Include

  • Online Event Production
  • Online Course Development and Design
  • Video and Audio Editing / Post Production
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design, Logos, and Pitch Decks
  • On Demand / Subscription Platforms

  • Crowdfunding Videos
  • Marketing and Sales Funnels
  • Virtual Art Galleries
  • Film & Documentary Production (SoCal only)
  • Green Screen Interview Filming (SoCal only)
  • Podcast Production / Audio Recording (SoCal only)

Visit www.fromtheheartproductions.com/onefield to learn more! 


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From the Heart Sharing Circle

Please support From the Heart, and our Filmmakers to continue to make world changing films!


♥ Tax-Deductible Donations

♥ Support From the Heart’s Projects or Support a Film or Studio Directly

♥ Multiple Ways to Give (Now Including Cryptocurrency)

♥ Donate Services or Volunteer


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How You Can Help Us Help Filmmakers

If you’d like to aid us in our work supporting, funding, and educating great filmmakers, please consider a tax deductible donation. Or contact us if you’d like to volunteer your time and expertise.