what about my attitude? look, maybe im coming across as a bit of a dick but really, i’m not. i’m trying to help. all i’m saying is that the majority of a films budget goes towards the actual film used, the wages of everyone from the actors to the caterers, things like props, sets, rights for things like music stuff like that. with the kind of film fraser is making, he doesnt need to pay for actors, film stock, sets. use the stuff around you. don’t hire caterers… instead go to the shop buy a few loaves of bread and make some sandwiches. or order pizza. or have a barbeque. its more fun that way too… i’m guessing most of the music will be original stuff anyway. and im also guessing he’s already got the basics, ie camera, editing software etc.
im not saying dont be ambitious. thats the opposite of what im saying. i know that if you dont aim high, you’ll never achive anything, never progress. i just think you need to be realistic.
youre in a tarantino forum so you obviously have taste in films, but use that as inspiration. look at res dogs. can u imagine if qentin had tried to make kill bill back then? frasers film sounds like a mixture of the dead zone, unbreakable, pitch black, the matrix and kill bill, most of which are excellent films but lets face it. youre what? nearly 20, broke and living in glasgow. i would try something a little closer to home before i get in over my head with an all out sci-fi action film.
i dont mean to sound condescending (spelling?) but it only annoys me because i can see that fraser, like me, is passionate about the subject and looks as though he definately has talent and i would hate to see this thing fail and for fraser to give up doing what i know to be one the most rewarding things in life… making films. i’m not being a bastard, really, im just trying to help. please dont everyone hate me for it!!
i’d love to hear what fraser has to say,
good luck whatever you do,