So you wanna make an indie film....
Resources (blog home)
Creative Cow - A large resource for the indie film maker.
IMDB - The Internet Movie Database - All the information on all films.
"The Complete Film Production Handbook" by Eve Light Honthaner. A book with all the ins and outs of production.
"What They Don't Teach you at Film School" by Camille Landau & Tiare White. A book that does exactly that.
"Independent Filmmakers Manual" - Nicole Shay LaLoggia, Eden H. Wurmfeld. A great marriage of practical and technical advice, for every stage of film production
John August - Hollywood screenwriter John August has a lot of useful info about screenwriting.
"Writing Exercises" By Greg Ansin & Michael Neel - A few ideas on the writing process.
"Adventures in the Screen Trade" by William Goldman - a personal view of Hollywood and Screenwriting from the writer of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Princess Bride"
"Good Scripts Bad Scripts" by Thomas Pope - learning the craft of screenwriting through 25 of the best and worst films in history
"Screenplay" by Syd Field - a great nuts-and-bolts approach to screenwriting
"Screenwriting 434" by Lew Hunter - a other great technical approach to screenwriting
Celtx - Pre-production and screen writting software. This is a great product free for both mac and PC.
"Producing, Financing, and Distributing Film: A Comprehensive Legal and Business Guide" - by Paul Baumgarten, Donald Farber, and Mark Fleischer. Accounting, contracts, clearing music - its all in here.
A video from Indy Mogul a good how to and why (link).
What they are saying about the Drive-In Horrorshow....
"10 out of 10"
"Drive-In Horrorshow delivers a visual feast of blood splatter
and clever storytelling."
"Drive-In Horrorshow takes the anthology and juices it fully with five unique stories that range from clever comedy to dark body horror."
"A well made anthology of short films."
"Highly recommended for those who want to confront the monsters under the bed of their childhood. And as always find them scary."
"The general tone of this film struck me, because I've seen real passion for the genre."
"This is a high recommend from me, very entertaining and obviously done by filmmakers who love the genre. Long live the horror anthology!"
"Drive in Horror Show is–WITHOUT A DOUBT–the greatest horror anthology since George Romero's Creepshow"
"I can't stop singing its praises."
"If you like horror anthologies pick this one up, there's something for everyone here."
"Every now and then a movie will come out that knocks you socks off and with its originality, creativity and magnetic appeal- well Drive in HorrorShow is that flick."
"With a solid lineup of 5 stories that range from the serious to seriously goofy, Drive-In Horrorshow is the perfect film for a Friday night. Or any night for that matter."
"A tasty little anthology in the vein of Creepshow or Trick 'r
Treat, Drive-In Horrorshow is a nifty treat of a film, well worth checking
"A cut above the rest and slice of incredible independent filmmaking."
"One of the most entertaining horror anthologies I have seen in
"The horror world is a fickle beast but Drive-In Horror Show manages to walk the lines of the subgenres without missing a beat. It's appeal reaches to horror fans of all types."
"Celebrates the long-lost beauty of the drive-in theater and all
its bloody glory."
"A slick five tale anthology film that was independently made
and a reminder of cool shit we used to see on late night TV when we
"A good throw back to the late night creature feature."
"Top notch effects that invoke fear and comedy at the same time.
I really really like this movie."
"The horror! But that's what he seeks."
"What motivated you and Michael Neel to make the transition from
candid interviews and political documentaries to ghoulish gore horror?"
"Wowzers! That really sounds like some good shit!"
*The Meat Man
*Pix From Fango
*Before You Start
*Choosing a DP
*Props and Art Direction
*Before you shoot
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