In reality, you can make a low-budget feature with just a little bit more expense and effort than it takes to make a quality short film. But even with the affordability of tech/kit nowadays, how do you go about making a feature, especially if it’s an indie project with no industry backing? Well, here’s how Tim and me got Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg in the can.
There’s a Freudian concept, ‘unheimlich’ – usually translated as ‘the uncanny’ – which sums it up quite neatly. What would have been fine in certain circumstances became – in that context – deeply unsettling. The things that were familiar – countryside, wildlife, weird noises – had been disrupted and distorted by the presence of something new and unexpected.