Here is the budget. It is based on 21 days of shooting, though I will strive to shoot it in 17 days. It includes 40K for contingency, and this amount, plus any under budget amount, will be refunded to investors.
25K has been spent so far. Details are on the PROGRESS SO FAR page.
If this budget seems too low to you, and you wonder how we will make a quality movie for such a low price, please see the demo scenes. When you watch them, note how small the crew was, and also note the picture and audio quality. Compare them to movies you have seen
Those two scenes were shot for peanuts, and still got sold to TV as a stand alone short movie.
Total budget $200,050. This includes a contingency fund
of 40K, all editing, and promo and distribution.
There are no extra expenses at the end.
Extensive pre production and develpment work done already,
described on Progress So Far page $25,000
PRODUCER AND STAFF
Producer for approximately 14 to 20 weeks $25,000
Director/DOP, pre production, shooting, marketing, 6 months $3000
Miscellaneous producer, director expenses, including copies, courier etc $200
2 principle actors $22,000
2 supporting actors $7000
2 minor actors $2200
12-15 Extras, for two scenes $2250
4 multi taskers $250 per day times 21 days times 4 $21,000
Production package, includes lights, audio, camera dolly, ladder cam, arm
cam, tripod, all accessories. Donated. 00
MAKEUP AND HAIR
Makeup Artist and multi tasker 21 days times $300 $6300
Wardrobe and props $1000
Gas and parking $300
Van rental $2000
Incorporating company, agreements. Already paid, described elsewhere 00
Errors and Omissions $6500
Title search $700
Camera and memory cards, purchase, including tax $10,000
Main location, and staging area, worth $400 times 21 equals $8400, donated 00
Other locations, 6 days times $400 $2400
4 street scenes $1400
2 park rentals $1400
Story rights, half paid already, see elsewhere for details. Remaining half $1000
2 songs, paid for with signed agreements, described elsewhere 00
Additional song, and additional generic music $1500
Website, next 5 years $800
Editing, and encoding to required file types, worth $25,000, done by director $2000
Editing supplies, flash cards, hard drive $1000
Online promo and expenses $1000
Wrap party $1000
Film festival submissions $4000
Bonus to Producer, if under budget, not counting contingency fund $5000
SUB TOTAL COST OF MOVIE $205,050
Less, sale of camera $5000
FINAL COST OF MOVIE $200,050
If you think this budget is too low for a quality movie, watch the demo scenes. Imagine
more appropriate actors, 4 times the resolution, and it being 9 times longer. It will be at
least as good as most movies seen on TV.
I expect to come in under budget meaning the contingency fund will not be touched.
NOTE: One investor has paid $20,000, and I have paid $5000. Another investor has
promised $5000, and another investor has promised $10,000. $160,050 more is needed to