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The Micro Budget Movie – Ten Tips On Writing It

“Writing a low budget or Micro budget movie is a waste of time!” Over eleven years of screenwriting I have lost count of the number of times I have heard, and indeed said, that phrase. It’s the mantra of many an arrogant writer, myself included, thinking I am god’s gift to screenwriting. After all, I have read countless books, have attended numerous … Read More

The Story Plan (3)

Outside of the system, there is very little room for any writing career in China. But in the US or even the less Bible thumping worlds of Europe, the big bucks go to the conformists, the purveyors of nothing in-particular, while the more nuanced, the critical, the original or just plain eccentric, rarely find finance. by Lawrence Gray If one … Read More

Never, ever leave your vehicle.

How would you like it to be commissioned to write a low budget feature film? Even without any produced feature credits? In our series of guest posts, we are pleased to have the break-in story by Clive Hopkins, writer of ROAD TRAIN. Low Budget: Black Water In 2006, I hooked up with producer Michael Robertson when he was in pre-production … Read More