Tips On Writing for No Budget Indie Film

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

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