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PODCAST: Directing a $67,000 Micro-Budget Feature Film With Joe McClean

No two feature films are made the same way, and this sentiment is especially true of micro-budget productions which often come together under very unconventional circumstances. Director Joe McClean’s latest feature film – The Drama Club – is certainly no exception to this rule.

With a budget of only $67,000, Joe and his team pulled off development, production, post-produciton, and self-distribution in a true DIY fashion, and have an excellent feature film to show for it.

Over the course of this in-depth interview, Joe shares some tremendously valuable insight into each stage of his process. He outlines how he was able to raise the budget for his film himself, put together a dedicated cast and crew that were willing to embrace a project on this scale, his techniques for working efficiently on set and in post, and his experience with film festivals and eventual choice to self-distribute.

Take a listen to Episode 10: Directing a $67,000 Micro-Budget Feature Film With Joe McClean

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Check out the trailer and feature film using the links below:

The Drama Club Trailer: https://vimeo.com/185824231

The Drama Club on the iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-drama-club/id1229860023

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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!

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