Low Budget Filmmaking: The Climb’s Budget

May 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Producing Short Films

A while back, I wrote a post about producing a short film for little money.

Click here to read: No Budget Filmmaking.

I wanted to follow that up by discussing the final cost of The Climb.

Essentially, we were saved by borrowing equipment.  It also helped that our cast and crew were willing to give up a weekend to work for free.

In total, The Climb ended up costing us a little less than $350.

  • $80 ($40 per day) for lunch
  • $20 Tim Hortons
  • $30 for tapes
  • $80 special makeup
  • $40 beer (nice)
  • $60 wardrobe/props
  • $40 supplies

I’m pretty pumped that we managed to pull it off with so little.

An important thing to note is that I handle all the post myself and charge nothing.  This would have definitely added a huge chunk to our budget.

I think it was a fantastic challenge to make this movie on such a minimal budget.

It definitely wasn’t easy but we have unbelievably generous friends to thank for that.

At the end of the day, I’m hoping when people watch the movie, they will believe we spent a lot more!