No budget film

no-budget movie is a movie made with very little gold no money.

Young directors starting out in filmmaking and many older people are working on this point. All the actors and technicians are employed in these films without remuneration . These films are largely non-profit . Usually the directorworks alone on such films, or uses a very small “crew” of volunteers to assist him / her on such projects, where no money or financing is available, not including the cost of equipment and software used in production and post- production.


Satyajit Ray’s debut film, Pather Panchali (1955), [1] which was produced on a budget of ₹ 1.5 lakh (US $ 2,300) [2] Along with the other films in Ray’s The Apu Trilogy the film is frequently listed among the greatest movies of all time . [3] [4] [5] [6] In 1960, Ron Rice released The Flower Thief , starring Taylor Mead , to a positive reception. The film was produced for less than $ 1000 [7] using black-and-white 16mm50 ‘film cartridges left over from aerial gunnery equipment used during World War II. [8] In the early 1960s, filmmaker Jack Smith used discarded color-reversal film stock to film Flaming Creatures . [9] John Waters ‘ 1964 black-and-white Hag in a Black Leather jacketfilming $ 30 to make, though Waters has said that it stole the stock movie. [10] Craig Baldwin ‘s Flick Skin is Entirely made from discarded film, or ” found footage “, retrieved from a projectionist’s booth. citation needed ] The No Wave Cinema1970, represented by filmmakers such as Vivienne Dick , produced many notable films on Super 8, [11] such as Beauty Becomes The Beast . In 1993, Sarah Jacobson’s first film, I Was a Teenage Serial Killer , was made with “one camera, one tape recorder, one mic and, like, four lights”. [12] GB Jones took 13 years to film, direct and edit on Super 8mm the film feature The Lollipop Generation , which was filmed when it was made to buy a roll of film, and finally released in 2008. [13] In 2012, first time director Shawn Holmes shot his debutMemory Lane with non-professional actors and a budget of less than $ 300. [14] In the same year Goodbye Promise , the first movie ever to be distributed directly to its audience via a crowdfunding platform. [15] was released. The 2013 sci-fi Hyperfutura by James O’Brien is a live action narrative to create a dystopian future on an inventive no-budget scale. [16]

The film is often shot on location , or with permission, or without permission, which is referred to as ” guerrilla filmmaking “, using such sites as the home of the filmmaker or their friends, in the backyard or local neighborhood. No-budget movies have been made in the past using Super 8 mm movie or video , but recent movies have taken advantage of low-cost digital cameras and editing programs. A notable example of this could be found in the studio of ASS Studios , a no-budget film studio founded in 2011 by Courtney Fathom Sell and Reverend Jen Miller on the Lower East Side of New York City . [17][18]

No-budget films can be distributed on film festivals that focus on independent and experimental films , [19] such as the Flicker Film Festival [20] and No Budget Film Festival [21] in Los Angeles , The 8 Fest in Toronto , and the Trasharama A-Go-Go festival in Australia . citation needed ] The Polish Brothers Distributed Their No-Budget Movie For Lovers Only on iTunes and on social media to publicize it. [22]

Examples of well-received no-budget movies are Kevin Smith’s Clerks , [23] Christopher Nolan’s Following , [24] Jafar Panahi ‘s Taxi [25] and Shane Carruth ‘s Primer .

See also

  • Low-budget movie
  • Underground movie
  • Video art
  • Kino (movement)
  • Guerrilla filmmaking


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  10. Jump up^ Grow, Kory (2014-09-05). “John Waters Looks Back: ‘I Was Worse Than Ed Wood ‘ ” . Rolling Stone . Retrieved 2014-11-15 .
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  12. Jump up^ Sinagra, Laura, “Grrrl, Interrupted”, City Lights , 2004
  13. Jump up^ Liss, Sarah, “The Lollipop Generation”, Eye Weekly , 2 Apr, 2008
  14. Jump up^ Courtney, Hannah. “Ferry filmmaker’s ‘Memory Lane’ hits US” . Times Leader Online . Retrieved 25 April 2015 .
  15. Jump up^ “David Branin & Karen Worden from Courage Release Feature Film ‘Goodbye Promise’ for $ 1 on IndieGoGo” . No Film School .
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  20. Jump up^ Corrigan, Mike (2004-09-16). “Fall Arts Film – Flicker Fest” . The Pacific Northwest Inlander . Retrieved 2014-11-15 .
  21. Jump up^ King, Susan (2013-09-25). “No Budget Film Festival, in 4th year, to feature screenings, panels” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2014-11-15.
  22. Jump up^ Macaulay, Scott (2011-07-13). “Polish Brothers Successful Release No-Budget Movie On iTunes” . Filmmaker . Retrieved 2014-11-15 .
  23. Jump up^ Kelly, Christopher (2014-09-29). Kevin Smith says Clerks III is finally a go . . Retrieved 2014-11-15 .
  24. Jump up^ Andrew, Geoff (2002-08-27). “Christopher Nolan” . The Guardian . Retrieved 2014-11-15 .
  25. Jump up^ Sexton, David (2015-02-17). “David Sexton: How to make a great movie with no money or professional actors” . London Evening Standard . Retrieved 2015-12-03 .