The feature film, Anchorage, is a true indie film that was shot in 5 days and created on a self-funded, budget of only $54,000. The film, which was originally planned to be a short, has gone on to receive 11 awards and 10 nominations across 17 festivals. The film’s team has been independently producing a theatrical tour, across the US and in the UK.
In today’s episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins speaks with Scott Monahan, Dakota Loesch, Erin Naifeh, and Spencer Showalter to discuss:
- Developing a short into a feature using the same budget
- Selling family heirlooms in order to finance the film
- The process of shooting in the high desert for five days
- Letting actors move around and do what they wanted to do
- Putting your crew together based on personality, not talent or budget
- Learning how to do an assembly cut before bringing on the editor
- Cutting and editing depending on what feels right to the story
- Playing at Music Box Theater alongside Oppenheimer and Asteroid City
- The three most powerful words you can say as a director
Subscribe to the No Film School Podcast on:email@example.com.
Listen to more episodes of the No Film School podcast right here:
This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.