Plus, there's a lot kudos and respect to those who've made their own film, especially one that's enjoyed some kind of release and distribution. It was fairly early on, around the time of casting the kids. We didn't have a lot of money, but we had enough. How did the Kickstarter go? Similar goals, similar mindset: 'Frustrated and just wants to get something made'. The film was made by Bournemouth-based filmmakers and stars Bonnie Wright who played Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Cine Mini turns the average family cinema trip on its head by adding a variety of immersive, film-specific elements to the experience which keeps kids engaged throughout the movie. During all this as well we were casting, we were re-writing, finalising the location and finalising the crew.
I think it was the latter, but in retrospect it was always there. We've tweaked it a bit since, but we wanted to make the most of that world premiere at the London Film Festival which, let's face it, might never happen for us again - this cheeky micro-budget British film. We believe more kids should be going to the cinema and with our £2. Obviously that doesn't happen overnight. It feels like a well-meaning regional television production. How many people were involved at its peak? So a little bit over £10,000, but not as high as £15,000.
Any project they're passionate about and think they can achieve on a micro-budget, £30,000 will see you through. We hope you'll support us so that we can continue this wild and whacky adventure! If we got close, say £12,000 instead of £12,500, we would have put in the last amount to make it happen. We exceeded our amount, but only by £1000. If you hadn't raised that money would you have given up? If you haven't made a short already, well, why haven't you? So how did you find out about jobs - were they advertising for it? As we wrapped in October 2014, we knew that that the film was a worthwhile experience, even if it never saw the light of day. We all know the top ten tips.
When you're proactive, you're doing something, and you have that passion pushing you on, people can see it, and they respond to it, and they want to help. Starting from scratch Indulge me for a moment, as we dip into a bit of background. How do you arrange screenings? Let me know in the comments section. So that was a risk, but one that felt worth it - it's a nice talking point about. Number two, we'd try and raise some money on Kickstarter, and number 3 we'd try and get some private investment - you know, friends and family who might want to put in a bit more, £1000, or even £2000? Online Putlocker : Multiple Embeds try the others if one doesnt work. So yeah, after all that making the film itself was actually the easy part. His duties mainly include growling at small children and nailing bits of wood to things.
You need to be able to craft a good story, whether it's horror or something more funny and entertaining. But that took the burden off us, so we could actually focus on the story. So you hope you can get some screenings, and that will make back the costs, when realistically it won't. That must have been a big help with the marketing. And the agent, to her credit, said she'd pass it on. So where did that idea come from? Luckily we were able to have our world premiere at the London Film Festival last October, which was a big boost, helping to get in the public eye a little bit.
And then you need to move past that and genuinely annoy everybody. One of the very first scripts I wrote actually was an adaptation of a children's book - Conrad's War by. For us, this meant crowd funding via Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, and the like. What we got instead was a complete guide to attempting to make in as a scriptwriter; advice, from getting started, to making money; and a detailed run through of the entire process of making a film. You don't have to do it Coen Brother's-style like we did - we found we get on well enough to really make it work, but if you want to clearly specify the roles you can still find a team. Also, I did some research beforehand and similar projects with similar targets usually had 100-150 people funding them, so if we could reach just 100-150 people, we'd be funded. Then, after one nice corporate job in the Mediterranean, we came back and just thought we should do something together.
It was fairly early on, around the time of casting the kids. Money money money Now the hard part: money. By the summer of 2015 we were pretty much at a very rough cut, which wasn't graded, didn't have the original music, so it was really. Well done to everyone involved. And the number two tip would be just get involved.
And then one of their own team, Shiv, disappears, having first confided in Billy that he was worried that his parents were splitting up. You can read more about the. But the deals are already coming in, and it's looking like we'll make our money back, so at least we haven't lost money. How did you get started in the industry? And they had network evenings as well, so you can make the most of it, trying to get the press interested. Given the number of inexperienced children in the cast, the luxury of a longer shoot might have improved the quality of performances.
And just like those great films, Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? I'm from Ireland originally and came over here in 1994. So that was lucky for me, but reading for production companies is low paid. We thought we might raise a little bit that way. And I'd recommend it to anybody - making a micro-budget film might sound like a lot of work, but once you get into it actually the pieces of the jigsaw can fall into place more easily and with more of a sense of logic than you might think, so it's really enjoyable. And instead we've got great experience, and a writing, producing and directing credit to my name. How to sell, how to package it, what people like to see, the terminology and all that - the sales guys know all that, take it on-board, and they got an instant sale So we're just hoping to sell it worldwide, but also try and get some interest in our next film which will hopefully be a bigger budget film, so we can continue making films and not have to stop, then start over again in 5 years.
But that finished the shoot, so 14 days solid shooting, then 20 days worth of weekends, so a month's shoot in total, just spaced out. So we were just hanging out, working, and having a laugh. If you had, say, £30,000 extra after production, you'd be able to do a half decent job of marketing indie films, but that's the production budget again. He also, in one of several kid-friendly gross out moments, eats a live slug. We did some research first and we thought we'd ask for about £12,500, I think. Risks and challenges We believe this film and its genre is in demand by the market, but our challenge is to achieve the film on the low budget that we've had to set ourselves.