Mark AlbrechtSnackboy's Words of Wisdom
march 1998 guest
Many aspiring filmmakers finish college, come to Hollywood and say they are going to make a film as a display of their ability, but as the saying goes, a lot of people talk about it, but few get it done. Sarah Knight is one of the exceptions.
A graduate of UNL, Sarah has completed a 20 minute film in 35mm, Qiana, based on a short story. Completed on a budget of around $8000 and a number of favors and a lot of ingenuity, Sarah said that had she made the film at all the going rates, it would have cost approximately $100,000. The film was financed by Sarah and her credit cards while she held down a $500/week job to support herself and the film. Shooting exteriors in Lake Tahoe and interiors in LA, Sarah shot her film in six days, shooting five pages of script per day.
Sarah credits a number of the favors she was able to acquire to previous contacts made on films she has worked on including Batman Forever, Devil's Advocate and Hard Rain. One of the major coups Sarah pulled off was getting noted actor Paul Dooley for the lead in her film. Dooley agreed to star without compensation.
Sarah next plans to work on developing a feature project to direct based on the Australian play Wallflowering. If you missed this salon and the screening of Sarah's wonderful film, you'll just have to wait for her next one. --Craig Cleaver
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