Zero budget can really mean zero budget. Not small budget, but zero money.
Me and the other writer had written a nine page script to our first team meeting. We needed four rooms, one wardrobe and a paintball range. None of us felt that we had an urge to bring the film team to our home, or simply didn’t have the location specified. A paintball range is not hired for free.
Here is my tips for writing a script for a zero budget:
- It is easier to find a friend to act in front of the camera if there are no lines to speak.
- Keep the story outdoors, on public grounds.
- No special clothing, makeup and props. Do not include any of these if you don’t know for sure that you have them.
After all, I think I should be able to tell a story with as little aid as possible. This will be an interesting exercise.