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Promote your best work
with our custom web app

Easy setup and powerful tools for enhancing your online presence so you can enjoy more time getting back to what you love

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Jeremy Troy

"As soon as I have new work, I can post it immediately. I love having control over my web presence."


Jeremy Troy, Broadcast Creative

"FWD:labs set me up with a great looking and easy to use site. Being able to upload video or change info easily and instantaneously is key."


Jeremy Troy, Broadcast Creative
Matt Grenewetzki

"I love the networking between people and being able to easily see who has worked together often."


Matt Grenewetzki, filmmaker
Joe Halstead

"The design is great, I love it. The community aspect is one of the things that drew me in in the first place. I love the functionality and interactivity of the Work page, very easy."


Joe Halstead, screenwriter
Brooke Dooley

"I love that I can have my resume on it for others to view and that it's easy to use and look at. The layout is really nice."


Brooke Dooley, producer

Our Members

Makers who love getting back to making

We provide low-maintenance, reliable, and effective sites and services for professionals in the industry of creating visual works

Artists

Our members are film makers, web makers, and design makers.

Explore, befriend, and connect with fellow pros.

P. James Keitel Brooke Dooley James Clarke Max Sokoloff Derek Dabkoski Rhett Dunlap Chad Liffmann Mathieu Young W. Alex Reeves NK CASTING Jaraad Virani Whitney Ullom Jeremy Hill John Francis Conway Dee Leitner Charles Choo Jr. Jaemin Yi Alex O'Flinn Joe Halstead David Badgerow Bri Prooker Jessica Carol White Mike Weinstein Geoffrey Pope Mathew Szymanowski Tim Immordino Dagmar Weaver-Madsen Brian Formo John Francis Conway Florica Vlad Dana Kiley Buchanan Benjamin Martian Nick Kane James Granger Noah Kircher-Allen Greg Auerbach


They are actors, camera companies, cinematographers, directors, editors, music video producers, production companies, service providers, short filmmakers, sound stages, and web series creators — just to name a few.

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Projects

Each project here is someone's best work.

Browse, follow, and engage with quality content.

Prima "Who We Are" UCLA Gold Shield Louiza "Swim At Night" L'Oreal "Skinceuticals" No Disintegrations Safe Start Scooters Silverlake Afternoon SmartyAds Abang Aku Afterglow: Ira Reines and the Lost Wax Process John Goraj "Adventheart" St.John's NFL Let\'s Play Football Hearst Castle at Night ElectroLighting.com Aaron Proctor DP Showreel St. Anthony JBrand "Desert" Tide Pocketman Seven Deadly Sins with Juliette Lewis Pizza Hut "Blake Shelton" That Day LaborForHealthCare.org London and Southern England LaLaLoopsy "Treehouse Rules" Mattress Firm \"The Houston Texans\" BHN \"Gym\" Why We Went to the Moon JES, Austin Leeds, and Redhead \"Happy\" Ashley Lowry "Heart of A Black Hole" Where He Met Me SCI-Arc "Viewbook" Council of Fashion Designers of Scandinavia Chef Adel Chef Adel Logo


For film, features, pilots, shorts, and documenaries are just some of the types. For web, e-commerce, personal, and official destinations are in the mix. For design, brochures, logos, and print collateral are often found.

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Here are some FWD:labs Pro member sites:

Eric Monjoin

Actor
Eric Monjoin

XS Camera

Camera Company
XS Camera

Simon Thirlaway

Cinematographer
Simon Thirlaway


Breck Eisner

Director
Breck Eisner

Mr. Troy

Editor
Mr. Troy

Lucia Comnes

Music Video
Lucia Comnes "Dry My Petals"


Breadwinner Productions

Production Company
Breadwinner Productions

Electro Lighting

G&E Company
Electro Lighting

Wolfe Air

Service Company
Wolfe Air


Blacked Out

Short Film
Blacked Out

Stage THIS

Sound Stage
Stage THIS

Drive Noah Drive

Web Series
Drive Noah Drive


and many more

 


Plans & Pricing

Easy to start, even easier to update

Which account is best for you?
More than four hundred websites run on our platform.

 
BASIC
Basic is ready to go with features out-of-the-box:
  • Add your videos, credits, and more
  • Include your resume and bio
  • Get found with our great SEO
  • Network with fellow members
  • Completely free
Select Basic
PRO
Pro includes all Basic features and much more:
  • Use your own domain and branding
  • Upload 1080/4K files without delay
  • Share work-in-progress files in groups
  • Password-protected videos as needed
  • $10/month
Select Pro
 

All plans feature no ads and no queue. FWD:labs is 100% member supported.

No contracts. No commitments. No worries. You can upgrade, downgrade, cancel, or re-start at any time. Questions? Shoot us an e-mail or send us a tweet.

Community Resources

Resources

Pro Filmmaker Apps, Creative Spaces + Places, Social Video Networks, and more.

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Jobs

Full-time, gigs, and services posted by FWD:labs members, open to all

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Events

Discover upcoming and recent mixers, premiers, and other offline activites

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Cities

Locations where members are from and what's recommended there

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Features & Tech Specs

Save time, look sharp, and show off your super powers

Our platform is faster to launch than WordPress, more generous than Vimeo Pro/Plus, and more customizable than Squarespace.
Here's what we provide out-of-the-box to help you shine.

 

Basic

Pro

Ready Out-of-the-Box

Our turnkey platform is made by filmmakers for filmmakers

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Pro Network

Instead of going it along, enjoy fringe benefits of platorm features and upgrades

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Content Management System

Add, edit, and organize your profile and projects without technical chops

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Integrations

Sync with services you know and love, or have updates "domino effect" from here to there

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Job Board & Search Engine Optimization

You can find work — and hiring professionals can find you

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Web Hosting

You can relax by not needing separate web hosting; we manage that all for you, including uptime, maintenance, and security

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Support

You can reach us directly and actually get a reply quickly

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Privacy

You can easily control who can visit and who can e-mail you, plus hide any newsfeed updates; you can also go invisible if networking isn't your thing

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Responsive and Device Optimized

Your work shines on mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Your Branding & No Ads

Your site can be all about you — and not even mention us

Limited Partial Yes Yes

Design and Layout Options

You can change up the look of your site whenever you'd like

Limited Partial Yes Yes

Media Management

You can upload multiple files at once — from HD to 4K and beyond; we also have no speed limits, transcoding queues, or capped uploads of video

Limited Partial Yes Yes

Visitor Analytics

You can see at-a-glance data about visitors to your website

Limited Partial Yes Yes

Domain Names

You can have your entire site at your own domain name — not ours

No No Yes Yes

Use Any Video Player

By using our platform, you've got options — and we get along with others

No No Yes Yes

Custom E-mail Address

If you don't have e-mail, we can set up a forwarder for you so you can enjoy the benefits of having a domain name without needing a service or full-on web host just to get e-mail; we can also set up G Suite

No No Yes Yes

Multi-File "Client" Area & Password-Protection

You can easily share and review work-in-progress with your team or client — with control over annotations, downloads, and more

No No Yes Yes
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Basic Pro
 

FWD:labs also integrates with other services

FacebookGoogle AnalyticsYouTubeInstagramVimeoDropboxMailChimpAmazon Web ServicesStripeIMDbSoundcloudTwitter

Integration saves you time and money while helping with your existing workflows

 

Why FWD:labs

Our members fall into one of three categories:

The D.I.Y.

You want a service to help you save time and money. You want to set it up and it starts working for you. Or you want to be a power user. Your choice, Jedi Master. Our service does that ... and this ... and probably that, too.

The basic plan is a great place for you to start.

The VIP

You might not have the time nor the patience, but you know what you want. We speak your language. We are truly a small business, available to help free and paid plans together to solve problems and get things done. We are here to help.

Basic or pro plans will be right for you.

The Professional

You recognize talent and want a custom look yourself. You care about the work, not the process. Here at FWD:labs, we specialize in all this stuff and do it ourselves. This service works for us and we've made it available to you.

You're going to love the pro plan.


Here is one of ten reasons how we are unique and just right for you:

1  of  10

You get a platform specialized for films and filmmakers. Every feature, every pixel, and every functionality is relevant to your industry: the film industry. We work in film when we're not working on the FWD:labs platform. We make the platform work for ourselves and our peers.

Q: Why shouldn't I use Vimeo, YouTube, or another video platform?
A: We're not a video player trying to run your website. We power entire websites for filmmakers who enjoy control over their content. Every piece of our platform is for professionals. And we allow you to play any kind of media in any kind of player you want.

2  of  10

You start with a working site right out-of-the-box. All projects have a summary. All profiles need contact info. These pages simply await your details. Video embeds, uploaded images, and formal credits are all a cinch to add, showing off you and your work. Our platform makes all of this simple and easy to use.

Q: Why shouldn't I use WordPress, Tumblr, or another content management system?
A: They're generalists. We're specialists. We know that hacking a WordPress site or premium theme into a filmmaker site will take you more time than what we provide. And we believe you should spend that time back on the film set making great work.

3  of  10

You save time and money. Our sites work. Just add your content. Save time and money to work on what you love doing, which is what we all do here at FWD:labs. If you want to look one-of-a-kind, you can design your site with a Pro account or hire us with a Custom account to rock it for you.

Q: Why shouldn't I hire a web designer, developer, or all-in-one ninja?
A: We believe in giving you the keys to our platform so you can focus on adding your content, not reinventing the wheel. It takes time (and money) to build from scratch. While we play nice with outside designs, designers, and teams, it's not required to get your site up and ready.

4  of  10

You are part of a collective. Acclaimed, pro filmmakers use FWD:labs to run their sites, either for themselves or for their official film site. Every site runs on the same engine, which we constantly improve to be faster and easier. Every time you log in and update your site, you get promoted.

Q: Why shouldn't I go all D.I.Y. and power my own website?
A: We like to promote you and your work. We're nimble enough that we talk to our users and can make personal recommendations. We also help your site get found -- by search engines, by audiences, and by fellow content creators.

5  of  10

Online, you can look as talented as you are. We solve the pains of doing it all yourself. We take pride in low-maintenance, sustainable websites that make you look fresh, even if you rarely update. We embrace iOS compatibility, RSS feeds, and other features that can help reach your viewers.

Q: Why shouldn't I try out some pre-built theme or design that I bought somewhere?
A: Our platform runs sites that don't fall apart when the newest iPhone comes out. We tinker and upgrade. Everyone benefits.

6  of  10

You believe in relationships with both your audience and your network. We encourage our members to form relationships with their audience as well as fellow members. This includes offline, in-person salon gatherings. This is a collaborative business, and we help increase your contacts and work.

Q: Why shouldn't I go it alone with promoting my site?
A: This industry is all about networking. Instead of your updates syndicating to your own rolodex, we allow your updates to reach the larger user base. This helps when people are looking for you — and when you're looking for help or resources, too.

7  of  10

You want a simple, fast, and well-crafted site — so viewers can appreciate your work. There are no programming, coding, or other web skills required. We get your website up and running in seconds. We are constantly making improvements to enhance your user experience and your site's speed.

Q: Why shouldn't I learn how to make my own website?
A: Crafting a sustainable, accessible platform takes a lot of time. We constantly iterate our application. We know the ins and outs of making things faster, smoother, and easier — so you don't need to hassle with it.

8  of  10

You benefit from our community, online and off. We have an events calendar. We have a job board. We host mixers. Different from any other web service, we invite you to connected to active projects and working crews.

Q: Why shouldn't I just use Mandy, Craigslist, Actors & Crew, and other film networks?
A: Network all over, but we believe you don't need to go to multiple places to get the word out. It's all here. One stop shopping and you're done.

9  of  10

You'll find us here for the long haul. FWD:labs has been in business since 2006. We're advertisement free and 100% member supported. We love what we do. We only advertise you.

Q: Why shouldn't I try out another service that I just heard about starting up?
A: We're in business and know how to grow without venture capital, investors, and advertisers. Many social video networks have come and gone, throwing your content and audience away in favor of their own profits. We don't.

10  of  10

You can reach us. We embrace being a smaller service because we can provide personal attention. Most of our users stay with us for years, enjoying our ability for face-to face meetings, daytime phone support, and quick e-mail responses. You get all of this from FWD:labs.

Q: Why shouldn't I rely on another full-service web service like Squarespace, Wix, and other portfolio sites?
A: They won't call you back. Our phone response time is fast — and our e-mail response time is faster.

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