PODCAST: How A First Time Filmmaker Made An $8000 Feature In 13 Days

How do you make a feature film for just $8000 in 13 days? For writer/director Joe Baddon and actress Linnea Gregg, it was all about leveraging resources, maximizing creativity, and avoiding perfectionism.

With no experience directing narrative content in the past, Joe Badon was able to pull the trigger on his first feature – The God Inside My Ear – by thinking outside of the box and surrounding himself with a team of talented filmmakers and artists. One of these artists was Linnea Gregg, who brought her expertise as a theater actor to the table, ultimately helping production reach the finish line in record time.

Over the course of this interview, Joe and Linnea outline what it takes to pull off film without sacrificing quality, why shooting in a studio environment is a great option no matter what your budget may be, and the crucial importance of surrounding yourself with the right team.

Check out Episode 31: How A First Time Filmmaker Made An $8000 Feature In 13 Days

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About Author

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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    Thanks Noam, definitely one of my favourite episodes. I gained a lot of insight, especially regarding the collaboration process. I’d love to watch the film.

    • So glad to hear and I can’t wait to share the film with you soon!


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