Budgets

Posted in Budgets, Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, on 5 February 2016, by , 0 Comments

(And The One Extra Thing That Can Seal The Deal)

No doubt about it, raising finance for your film is one of the most daunting and challenging parts of the filmmaking journey. It’s easy to feel like the only thing that’s between you and filmmaking glory is the cash – if only you could get the damn cash, everything would be awesome.

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Posted in Budgets, Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 18 June 2015, by , 0 Comments

Indie producer Anne Lundgren, along with her husband, writer/director Gary Lundgren, are true Rebel Heart Film heroes.  They live in Ashland, Oregon where together they have made the three features in the last five years: Calvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, and Black Road.

My path first crossed with them when our film Obselidia played at Ashland at the same time as their movie, Calvin Marshall.  Our paths recently crossed again, and we got to talking about how to create a sustainable living as an indie filmmaker.

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Posted in Budgets, Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, on 12 June 2015, by , 7 Comments

You have a script. It’s pretty straightforward – a contemporary drama or comedy, or dramedy perhaps. In any case, it’s not period, it doesn’t require big explosions or any special effects. It’s do-able on a small budget. Perhaps you even wrote it with that in mind, a film you could make yourself on a modest budget.

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