Very Independent Filmmaking >> Money

by Peter D. Marshall

by Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros.

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” ? Oscar Wilde

Clearly Oscar Wilde wasn’t talking about independent filmmaking, but if you play with the quote a little…..you do need a very well developed imagination to make a film with very little means… but can you really make a film for next to nothing?

And why would anyone want to watch a film that didn’t cost anything to make?

I suppose it comes down to what you believe is of value.

A painter can create a painting with very little cost to themselves in relative terms, a bit ofpaint, a canvas and some of their time. This painting can them become worth millions, or it can become just something that the painter feels great about because he created it on his own, with his own mind and his own talent and now he can hang it on his own wall and feel he accomplished more than he could have ever hoped to.

Can film be assessed in the same terms?

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