My short-term goal is to find someone who can serve as a producer on this short, but my longer-term goal is to find someone who can work with me on future projects — starting with shorts and then moving on to features.
Film production experience is obviously useful but it’s not absolutely necessary for the right person. I need someone who’s very organized and competent, because this is more of a management and operations role than a creative role. I would far rather have someone who is intelligent, competent and diligent — but who’s never worked on a film set — than someone who’s worked on films but doesn’t have the personality and character traits I want.
In other words, I’m looking for someone who’s more of an MBA than an MFA.