Writing a Low Budget Feature

SCRIPT X 415.8

Learn to write to the budget while maximizing your creativity in this course that helps writers learn adaptability and innovation.


What you can learn.

  • Learn how writers can adapt to smaller budgets by writing right-sized scripts
  • Understand the best practices of low budget writing that doesn’t sacrifice story
  • Watch and discuss low budget films by established writers to identify best practices
  • Give and receive feedback on works in progress

About this course:

The film market is changing faster every day. Audiences have become hungrier for a wider variety of stories and voices. As economic trends in the film industry shift and change, savvy writers can prepare for a variety of production sizes. This is a perfect time to develop a lower budget film. There are some tricks and techniques to master when writing a low budget feature film. Budgetary restrictions can often lead to greater creativity. In this course, students learn how to write a screenplay for a low budget. This workshop focuses on the best practices of writing a lower budget film that is still exciting, surprising, and innovative. The course also explores low budget and indie films that launched careers, as well as different ways of getting that script from paper to screen.

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