Diego Contreras - Inspire Others - Ep. 76: Filmmaker


Diego Contreras has quite a resume under his belt. 

And he's not afraid to go and find the stories of hope, redemption, and faith - bold stories of the underdogs who fearlessly follow the King. 

Check out "The Sandman" below. 

Do you know how painfully exhaustive his treatments are? 

You have to see this. The level of attention to detail is mind-boggling, and if you want to grow as a filmmaker and manage larger crews and larger budgets to reach larger groups of people, you need to grow. 


You can download Diego's director treatment of "The Sandman" -

Need help building your pitch deck? I made a pitch deck for my proof-of-concept and was able to raise $8,567 with it. Read all about how you can too here or grab the fully editable slides here and start building out yours today!


  • Don't show up without an idea!
  • During the period of struggle, you can fall off or keep fighting!
  • Gear is immaterial; the story is what matters!




Click the button that says "vimeo" in the lower righthand corner of the player (above), and leave a word of encouragement for our brother Diego.

Get off your lazy rear and do it. You know you have to battle apathy - get to it!


Original: Apr 25, 2016; updated Oct 30, 2017

Jake the film guy

I want to encourage others and bring honor to the Almighty in everything that I do with film and video. My goal is to take the first 11 minutes of my tv pilot and seek out decision-makers who can further the conversation about developing it into a show. If my team and I can do that, then we can teach 100,000 other microbudget filmmakers how to do the same thing so that we might tell stories of hope to millions. In the meantime, I'm a son of the King, a family man, a lifelong student of film, and the author of two microbudget filmmaking books.