Joseph K.Craig

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Why do movies cost so much to make?

 

When you have a creative idea, there are hundreds of reasons why not to produce them. One of the most pertinent reasons is a lack of money.

Not only are there costly salaries to cover but there are also materials to buy (e.g. costumes), marketing and distribution costs to consider, all in order to compete with the major names in the film industry. So, why does it cost so much to produce a film?

 

Salaries

 

Not only do you have to pay for the actors / actresses you want in your film, there is also a large list of other salaries that you need to take care of. Cameraman, makeup artists, etc, can all take up a sizeable chunk of your film budget. That is why we strongly advocate employing locals to work on your production. For example, using a man and van service to transport people and equipment and a local service to help clean your set. If you would need help in reaching out to businesses in your area – speak to a member of our team today!

 

Costumes

 

Though this depends on your film's genre, costumes can also take up a sizeable chunk of your budget.

 

Special effects

 

Special effects are extremely expensive, although, if they are done properly, can be incredibly effective at delivering your storyline. With a little help and the many technological enhancements that are commonplace within the 21st century, you may be capable of performing miracles yourself when it comes to creating graphics and effects that leave your audience in astonishment!

 

Marketing

 

How much you are willing to spend on marketing and advertising will dictate how big you want your film to become. Advertising at the cinema on TV is likely to bring in a much bigger audience. However, it is also extremely expensive to advertise in this way. If you are on a smaller budget, you could produce posters yourself, and advertise in the local paper. There are many other costs involved when producing a film; these are just some of the main types. With the right focus on budgeting, accompanied by a great film script, you could join yourself on the list of award-winning Hollywood directors!

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Ok - you know that your movie is going to be a massive success, but as an independent filmmaker, some of the actors you require to play key roles may not have heard of you before. Although this might put some of the bigger names off, it doesn't necessarily apply to every actor. After all, everyone (actors included) have to start somewhere! Try and negotiate with your actors by offering a dividend if they star in your film.

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  • 2017
    January

    INSIDE THE WILD

    Our first project, a multi-award winning documentary of monumental societal change

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  • 2014
    November

    GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS

    A World War II film depicting the extraordinary courage of ordinary men and women

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  • 2005
    December

    OCEAN DEEP

    A critically acclaimed film about exploration in the last frontier – the deep ocean

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