Throwing my hat in the ring.
From main thread: ARCHER KNOX UNDEAD
Time to put up or shut up! After spending the last decade honing my craft.....I'm ready.
I'm taking the challenge offered up by Mr. Kholi Hicks in the Cafe: See it Here.
I've saved $10,000 to make my film "ARCHER KNOX UNDEAD". I offer it up to the film making gods...in hopes that the force may be with me...
Tech Note: This film will be shot on green-screen in a 50x25 building I have available to me. I will document everything as I move forward, including the construction of the sound stage. I'm number 8 in line for the new Black Magic Cinema Camera....crossing my fingers that it's available soon. Lots of testing to come.
A trailer will be shot first to help with distribution and create buzz.
IMAGE: Meet Rex.....a taste of the visual standard I will shoot for when making this film...
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07-09-2012 11:02 PM
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07-10-2012 07:09 AM
This is basically what we did with Leap: Rise of the Beast. Though I was trying to raise cash and had some pulled out, our total budget was just over $2000. Ask Nathyn or anyone else that's seen it, it is very watchable. It took us 8 months though instead of six ;) Now we're going to do it again with Leap: Revelation if I can't get funding for it. Check out the films at starspictures.org
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07-22-2012 10:09 AM
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- Aug 2011
Well if any of you wanted to do this 10k challenge here is a guy willing to put in 10k.
08-02-2012 08:26 PM
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- Feb 2010
Long time lurker, haven't posted a lot, but I'm definitely interested in doing this a little down the line.
I'm probably one of the youngest people joining in on this discussion, and I only recently got a full time job (an internship at a big professional services firm), so money is slowly seeping in. I don't want to borrow any money (parents aren't exactly excited about my interest in filmmaking, and I don't want to risk others' money on my first big project). As a result of these factors, it isn't possible for me to make a $10k feature film within the next few months. However, not only does this give me time to develop a good script (already started on that) but I also have plenty of time to work on shorter films. Hopefully that experience will give me the skills and network of collaborators in order to make a feature for this budget.
Hopefully, in the next 18 months or so, I will be in a position to make this (having gained money and experience, and having worked extensively the screenplay).
Thanks again, Kholi, for suggesting this.
08-06-2012 02:32 AM
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- Feb 2012
I like this thread. It got me thinking...
"Night of the Living Dead" could actually be done on a $10k budget today, without the truck explosion scene that is. However, I wonder.... and know this is probably squeezing it but..... if something like "Dawn of the Dead" (1978) could be done on the same budget? Zombie extras aside, I'd say the only challenges are:
2) A great make-up effects artist
3) An entire apartment building
4) A huge shopping mall
5) A couple of trucks
6) A car to drive inside the shopping mall
7) Lastly, motorcycles and people qualified to drive them
Now I think Romero had more room to stretch his legs with that movie because an actual production company helped finance it. Plus, I think the owner of that shopping mall was a friend of one of his friends? Lucky, lucky. BUT... BUT... what if he didn't have the backing of a production company or a friend who owned a shopping mall? How would he have done it then?
08-07-2012 05:21 AM
8) The time, money, equipment, crew and know-how to make a brilliant film like Dawn of the Dead?
For that kind of money, can you get the amount of days you need in a short enough timespan to make it work? Can you get the amount of takes necessary per setup? A large enough crew so you won't have to do everything yourself at the cost of the final product's quality? A crew dedicated enough to simply not show up one day because they're not getting payed enough anyway?
08-07-2012 05:36 AM
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- Austin, TX
I once worked it out that a crew of about 10-15 people (can't remember the exact number I used) all getting paid per day (but at a rate that was just barely adequate to be liveable off of) for a 15-day shoot would start off the budget at around $30,000, just to put that into perspective.