How to make your first feature film for $5,000

How to make your first feature film for $5,000I love it when worlds collide. Steve Moramarco found his lead actress (me) for ‘The Great Intervention’ on the We Make Movies’ website. And now IndieWire.com shares Steve’s article on how to make a feature film with a combination of friends, crowdfunding, and a few editing skills. Sound anything like a film collective you know?

Here’s a little taste:

Back in the early ‘90s, making a movie for $5,000 was the stuff of legend. Nowadays, that number is practical. My first feature, “The Great Intervention,” was shot and edited for just that. Here’s how I did it.

1. From the moment you start writing the script, be realistic.
I won’t get in to how to come up with your story idea (I did that here), but when you write the actual script keep your scenes and location simple. Really simple. As in, scenes with no more than three or four people that take place in a location that you can access for free. Do not think you can pay for a location. You can’t afford it.

Read more in the full article.