With Kurt’s notes – which Chris Smith just went through and agreed he and I are on the same page – I am moving ahead to draft 11. No major changes, just a bit of fleshing out the characters with some revised action and dialogue. Possibly going to re-incorporate some stuff dropped from previous versions and tighten up artifacts from those previous versions.
Also, I’ve been breaking down the script to get a bead on what we’d be looking at budget-wise. It’s an odd beast. It could easily be made for $100,000, but would feel like a no budget film. I think at about $1 million it would be substantially awesome, on par with a film that costs five times as much, simply because of clever filmmaking tricks. That extra money would feed into the actors, obviously, but also one of the most overlooked elements in low budget films: production design.
Still, at this point, even $1,000 is beyond our means. So, I’ll keep working on the business plan.