September 2, 2015 at 1:13PM, Edited September 2, 1:14PM


How to Produce Your First Feature or Short Film

A question I get asked often is how do produce your first feature film or short film? This can be intimidating, it was for me when I produced and directed my first film BROKEN. Here are some of the questions I asked when producing my first film:

How do you get the locations I need?
How many shooting days can I really afford?
How do I “back into” a budget?
How do I create a reverse budget?
Do I need shooting permits?
How do I get production insurance?
Where do I get my crew?

Since I had never really produced anything longer than a 30 sec commercial, producing a 20 minute film seemed like climbing Mt. Everest. Luckily I had a great producer who also acted as my line producer on the project.

Watch the tutorial video here:


Something is missing.
How do I get the money?
Once you get the money, enough of it, all the issues mentioned will be gone.

September 5, 2015 at 10:22AM


Thanks for the info. Great video.
Film Production House

February 14, 2017 at 4:06AM


Your Comment