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Arthur Vincie

Writer, Director, Line Producer
Chaotic Sequence Inc.

Writer, director, and line producer. Writer/director of "Found In Time" (sci-fi feature) - winner of 6 festival awards, official selection at 24, and available now on Amazon. Line producer/UPM of 13 features and numerous other projects. Currently developing "Bitter Child" (supernatural thriller feature) and "The Spectral City" (horror/war tv series).

Subjects: Film and Video


Arthur has over 10 years of film and television production experience as a line producer, producer, and director. He recently wrote and directed the sci-fi feature "Found In Time," which was just picked up for distribution by Green Apple Entertainment.  It won the Best Feature award at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the Best Sci-Fi Feature awards at Shriekfest, ShockerFest, Phoenix Comic-Con and Intendence, and was an official selection at 24 festivals, including the Boston Sci-Fi, Nevermore, International Horror & Sci-Fi, Imagine Fantastic (Netherlands), Louisville International, and GenCon.

Focal Press just published his non-fiction book on preproduction, "Preparing For Takeoff: Preproduction for the Independent Filmmaker."  He's written filmmaking articles for several online and print publications, including "MovieMaker," "Indie Slate," ProVideo Coalition, and Mixform.

He's currently developing an indie supernatural thriller, "Bitter Child," and a supernatural/war tv series, "The Spectral City."

"Caleb's Door," his first feature, is available on DVD and VOD.  Arthur's shorts "The Prayer Tree," "Matter," "Mornir/Mornen" and "Secret Language" have screened at various festivals and art venues, in New York, Texas, LA, and in Europe.

Arthur is the founder of Chaotic Sequence Inc., which focuses on production, consultation, and film education.  To date the company has production managed several shorts, seminars, and other projects, as well as "Found In Time."

Arthur has also line produced or production managed several features, including "Helena From The Wedding;" "Goodbye Baby;" "Windows;" "Rock the Paint;" "The Toe Tactic;" "Racing Daylight," starring David Strathairn and Melissa Leo; "Company K;" and "The Reawakening."  These films have screened at the Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, Nantucket, Rome, Woodstock, and other film festivals, and have gone on to theatrical, DVD and cable distribution.  Arthur has also line produced second-unit shoots, industrials, music videos, and shorts.

Arthur has also worked in just about every department, for ABC, NBC, BBC America, MSNBC, the Knitting Factory, Nickelodeon, and various independent production companies.

Arthur has guest lectured at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, CUNY/Hunter College, University of Advancing Technology, Brooklyn College, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.  He currently teaches film production management at Montclair State University.  He holds a B.F.A. in Film/Television Production from NYU.


    NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Undergraduate Film & TV

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Writing, directing, producing.  Have also worked in other positions throughout a 20+ year career (post supervisor, payroll accountant, 1st AD, production sound mixer, boom op, electrician, editor).  General familiarity with the film and tv industry.

Personal Interests

    Writing, reading, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, programming, coding, travel, science (particularly nuclear and cell biology), history



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 Featured Title - Preparing For Takeoff - 1st Edition book cover


Found In Time

Ongoing Blogs

Published: Mar 11, 2015 by Found In Time
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

An ongoing series of articles on production, post, film-going, technology, careers, and more!

ProVideo Coalition

Surviving Your First Film Market

Published: Jan 15, 2015 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

How to survive - and thrive - film markets, based on my recent experience at the American Film Market.


A Better Budget: A Beginner's Guide to Planning An Indie Budget

Published: Sep 24, 2014 by MovieMaker
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Doing a film budget is hard work, and absolutely necessary. It may seem completely impossible, but it's doable. Take a deep breath, and follow these steps.

ProVideo Coalition

Seven Reasons To Stop Working On That Script

Published: Aug 27, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

You should believe in your project. If you don't, who will? But some projects just don't happen, for many reasons. Sometimes, it's time to move on, and focus on doing more work. Here are some telltale signs that it's time to put that script away for a while.

ProVideo Coalition

Thinking About Extras

Published: Jul 08, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Don't forget your background actors when you're breaking down and budgeting your film! Here's a quick guide as to what to think about, what some of the associated costs are, and what the low budget tricks are.

ProVideo Coalition

Thinking About Crew Prep

Published: Mar 23, 2014 by ProVideo Coalition
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Your crew needs prep and wrap time. But how much? Which departments need more time? How do you do this on a low budget? This article will step you through the world of crew prep.

University of Advancing Technology

World Building on a Budget: Techniques for Indie Sci-Fi Filmmakers

Published: Nov 21, 2013 by University of Advancing Technology
Authors: Arthur Vincie - shot by UAT Staff
Subjects: Film and Video

An hour-long presentation that Arthur Vincie gave to the UAT Tech Form 2013, on how to "build worlds" on a tight budget.


Costume And Wardrobe

Published: Apr 28, 2012 by MixForm
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Two of the departments that get screwed over the most in indie film-land are wardrobe and costume design. But it doesn't have to be that way!

Budgeting For Casting

Published: Mar 12, 2012 by
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

Casting is one of the most important processes in making an independent film. But how do you budget for it?

Six Cheap Ways To Add Production Value

Published: Mar 12, 2012 by
Authors: Arthur Vincie
Subjects: Film and Video

No money? No problem! Here's a few ways to make your film appear bigger than it is.


Found In Time Behind The Scenes

Published: Mar 11, 2011

A multipart series interviewing the folks behind "Found In Time"

The Prayer Tree

Published: Oct 12, 2010

An experimental short film combining stills, video and paintings.

Found In Time - Trailer

Published: Oct 12, 2012

The trailer for my film "Found In Time"

Off Center Interview With Arthur Vincie

Published: Feb 21, 2015

"Off Center," A New Web Series, Interviews Arthur Vincie

Tech Forum Presents: Arthur Vincie

Published: Nov 21, 2013

"World Building On A Budget: Techniques For Indie Sci-Fi Filmmakers." Hosted by the University of Advancing Technology's Tech Forum 2013