As a part of Getcovers marketing team, Michael helps indie creatives master their craft. In his free time, Michael likes playing his electric guitar, losing hours in video games, and reading unhealthy amounts of SF&F (and trying to move his body at least a little bit to not transform into a plant).
What does it take to make a successful low-budget indie film? An unprecedented talent, great connections, dark pacts with eldritch beings? Well, some of the mentioned things definitely won’t hurt, but they aren’t essential requirements. What you need for a watchable and enjoyable flick is good planning and understanding of the caveats of low-budget filmmaking.
There are things that only experience will teach you; there is no way around it. But, some useful tricks and tips were distilled from the experience of countless other indie filmmakers who walked the path. The first step is to learn from them. So, if you want a handy little guide that will help you plan your shoestring budget and create a solid indie film, you are in the right place.