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Confessions of a Working Director

This article was written by Eric Stanze.

“It’s an old rule of thumb for indie film screenplay writing:  Include in your screenplay what you already have access to.  This saves you money and streamlines your shoot.  Robert Rodriguez cites this decree as a major contributing factor in his pulling off the micro-budget El Mariachi.

I think S.F. Brownrigg, director of Don’t Look In The Basement, explained it best when he spoke of his “three legged dog” low budget filmmaking tactic:  If you discover a three legged dog on set, put it in your movie because that’s production value.  But never, in pre-production, write a three legged dog into your script, because then you’ll never find one.”

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