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Take a chance and make it happen

‘Making a film that’s supposed to be fun to watch is really hard – that’s the weird irony of it.’ Steven SoderberghSeveral contemporary writers and directors have inspired me to make …

Will you make your film without government funding?

I sometimes meet filmmakers who are resigned to not making their debut feature film because they can’t attract investment from government film funding agencies (eg. Screen Australia/NSW/Queensland/West, Film Victoria and SA …

Low budget case study #1 – Primer

Recently we’ve been watching two types of films as inspiration for the production of The Hitman’s Cookbook: Films that are similar in genre, style and tone to our film; and …

Beyond a blueprint

Recently my writing partner, Gabriel Dowrick, and I had a discussion that became a turning point for our filmmaking aspirations.Everyone knows that a screenplay is the blueprint for the production …

The journey begins

Over the last year I’ve been an avid fan of Ted Hope’s blog, Truly Free Film. Who’s Ted Hope? The guru of indie cinema in the US, of course.UPDATE 1: You can …