From casting to costume design and locations, when you’re making a low or micro-budget feature, you’ve got to be creative and, of course, budget-conscious. At Indiewire, we’ve featured a variety of stories about how micro-budget filmmakers manage to get the job done efficiently and economically.
9 Tips for Getting the Best Performances in Micro-Budget Features: Here are some tips to help with the casting process for your micro-budget feature.
5 Essential Tips for Casting Your Micro-Budget Feature: Although they have over a dozen years of experience in film and television production, when Scott K. Foley and Josh Rosenberg set out to make a micro-budget feature, they hadn’t anticipated how challenging it would be to cast the lead. Here they share their tips for what to do (and not to do) when casting your micro-budget feature.
How to Make a Feature Film for $10,000: To make a feature for only $10,000, it all starts with the locations. You must design your story around the locations, not the locations around your story. And more tips about making a low and micro-budget feature.
15 Tips on Making Your First Micro-Budget Feature: Here’s how this first-time director without any connections got his first micro-budget film made and into theaters.
10 Tips for Successfully Producing a Micro-Budget Indie Film: Producer Jennifer Westin provides advice for aspiring and first-time producers working on a micro-budget feature.
Why You Should Make a DIY Film That Matters: If you’re looking for some inspiration, read Andy Siege’s first-person story about making his micro-budget first feature, “Beti and Amare.”
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