If you are thinking about or planning to make a low budget feature film, this book will show you all the tricks to keep it affordable and provide a critical checklist to get a film in the can that you can sell. The author, indie filmmaker and USC film professor James Savoca, debuted with the ultra-low budget film Sleepwalk that premiered at The South by Southwest Festival and sold to the Independent Film Channel. Here he gives a concise, practical step-by-step breakdown of surprisingly affordable independent filmmaking.
Savoca explains how to develop the right idea for an indie production, how to raise funds, how to secure crew and actors, and prep your film for completion, all for $25,000 or less! The digital revolution is here, with incredible access to low cost camera and lighting equipment, editing systems and no budget distribution. This book can turn a regular person into a filmmaker without a studio, allowing anyone to become a “gorilla filmmaker.”