We’re beta testing a new feature, the (not so?) cleverly titled IndieRound Up, where we aim to showcase a handful of stories from around the internet which we hope are of interest to you. So without further ado (or any ado, for that matter), here’s whats piqued our interest this week:
- The full cost & income of a £1M indie film: if you’re looking to put together a budget proposal for your feature but not quite sure where to start, how the process goes, or how the money is spent, you’re in luck – Stephen Follows examines the roughly £1M budget for Papadopoulos & Sons, self-funded by producer/director Marcus Markou. It is a long one, but well worth your time if you are interested in learning about budgeting and self-distribution.
- Cinephilia & Beyond is always chock full of great content, and this week they’ve give us a bit of insight into auteur extraordinaire Stanley Kubrick’s classic The Shining by posting his original 81 page (!!!) treatment.
- Speaking of generators of great content, this week Raindance‘s Elliot Grove reminds us of 7 Things Screenwriters Forget About Filmmaking.
- Redditor FaidSint gives us the insightful and amusing Plot Holes: terminology & examples.
- And finally, this one is a couple of weeks old but still exciting news: it was announced that after cancelling the 2015 festival, Sundance London will be back in 2016 at its new location, the still under construction Picturehouse Central. So that should give you plenty of time to outline, write, budget, produce and submit your next project!
Hope you enjoyed the round up. We want to make this a weekly feature, so please feel free to use the comments section to give us some feedback and we’ll see you next time when we catch up on some Cannes news.