Opportunities for Filmmakers

Carpe and Zen Productions is currently looking for volunteers to help us make our feature films. Previous experience isn’t required, but it is a bonus. All positions are non-paid, but we do provide several perks that we hope you find will make the experience worthwhile. Preference will be given to volunteers located in the Gila Valley.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at carpeandzen@gmail.com. See perks for participation below.


We are filmmakers that live and work in the Gila Valley. We want to build a thriving community of filmmakers and filmgoers. As such, we are looking for anyone in the Gila Valley who is interested in working as either cast or crew in our productions. Previous experience isn’t required, but it is a bonus. We are willing to train you in whatever position you fill on our sets.

All crew positions are volunteer (non-paid) and non-union. We would appreciate each crew member committing to the entire production, but understand that you may have other commitments. We will do our best to work with your schedule within reason.

The timing of the premiere and distribution of each film will depend on its acceptance into film festivals. After the film has completed its film festival run, we expect to distribute it through our partner, Burning Bulb Productions. When the film is distributed, we expect for it to be available to purchase on Blu Ray and DVD through our website as well as other online retailers (e.g., Amazon, Best Buy, etc.). We also expect the film to be available to stream on multiple platforms, though this is dependent upon the film being accepted by these platforms. We have previously had our work accepted by Amazon, Tubi, Pluto, etc.

We are prepared to offer the following perks for participation in making the film:

  • IMDB credit
  • Training for your position
  • Snacks and drinks on set. Meals will be provided on shooting days longer than six hours.
  • Footage for your film reel/portfolio
  • 2 tickets to a premiere located in the Gila Valley
  • An invitation to a premiere party for cast, crew, and business sponsors
  • 1 Blu Ray or DVD copy of the completed film
  • 1 Movie T-Shirt
  • 1 Movie Poster
  • Discount on additional copies of the film

If you cannot commit to participating for the entire production, we may require a minimum number of production days to quality for all perks.