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PODCAST: Directing a $3500 Feature Film With Network Television Producer Turned Filmmaker Andrew Simonian

In this episode, I’m joined by Andrew Simonian to talk all about his feature film The Take Out Move, which was made for just $3500.

Andrew spent decades producing and developing television for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, BET, and many others, before deciding to take a stab at the world of micro-budget filmmaking. By calling in favors and assembling the perfect team, he was able to pull off his 74 minute comedy thriller with a virtually non-existent budget, and is now gearing up for the festival circuit.

Our discussion covers a full breakdown of Andrew’s film, why he chose to make it at this budget level, lessons learned along the way, and much more.

This is Episode 130: Directing a $3500 Feature Film With Network Television Producer Turned Filmmaker Andrew Simonian

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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!

1 Comment

  • Damian Lloyd
    January 24, 2021 at 4:57 am

    All right, I’ll take a chance on a listen, but I’m not hopeful of much that will be relevant to the indie creator without extensive industry contacts. Someone who has “spent decades producing and developing television for NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, MTV, BET, and many others” might find it a tad easier “calling in favors and assembling the perfect team”.

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