This episode we talk about all our tips on writing for no budget indie film. We explore how we’ve used writing tools, available on previous episodes, to write a script specifically for ‘no budget filmmaking’.
Lessons for the No-Budget Feature
In the late 1980s and 1990s, there was a great movement in independent cinema of no-budget filmmaking that was the beginning for some of the most successful and popular filmmakers of the modern day. Let’s take a look at five features from that movement and see what lessons we can learn on how to make a great film with as little money as possible.
Interviews/Documentaries- Good Taste Meets Bad Taste (1987) – http://bit.ly/2eHFh02
The Making of El Mariachi- The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School – http://bit.ly/2fne18w
Christopher Nolan on Following- Conversations Inside the Criterion Collection – http://bit.ly/1tNbuSH
Richard Linklater on Slacker – http://bit.ly/2fD6INs
Mark Kermode reviews Inglourious Basterds – http://bit.ly/2eHC8NX (and hello to Jason Isaacs…)
Further Reading- Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez – http://amzn.to/2fpAjVJ
Spike, Mike, Slackers, and Dykes by John Pierson – http://amzn.to/2fLXeyB
The ABC’s of No-Budget Filmmaking by Peter Broderick – http://bit.ly/2fDeG9t