DSR - Rehearsals

DSR - Rehearsals

The rehearsal process for DON’T. STOP. RUNNING was, without doubt, what got us through the shoot actual.  If you’re making a low-budget film – and particularly if you’re taking on more than one role yourself (i.e. director/cameraman), I think there’s no time better spent than on thorough rehearsals.

GUEST BLOG - Danny Stack's 10 Steps To Make A Feature

GUEST BLOG - Danny Stack's 10 Steps To Make A Feature

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.

DSR - The Script Pt 2 (Origins, Characters, Feedback)

DSR - The Script Pt 2 (Origins, Characters, Feedback)

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. 

DSR - The Script - Pt 1 (how to write a microbudget feature)

DSR - The Script - Pt 1 (how to write a microbudget feature)

If this story begins with a downer, keep with it – it gets better.  In fact, it ends with a feature film – which is about as good an ending as you can get.