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Guerilla Film Ideas

How are story ideas developed for Guerilla Films?

The story of a guerilla movie should be created on the fly, like a creative documentary. Because it takes money, lots of money -- sometimes millions -- to create a movie based on a detailed screenplay. So from the get-go you know you can't do that, and in fact it's more artistic to create the story as you go.

The story itself is not important; it's you, you are what's important, what you want to say, what you want to show -- it's the movie that you want to make, that's the story. You are the story. You will most likely spend a year or two on this story, so it better be about you, and what you think, and how you feel....

So, what happens now? How do you proceed? You get a couple of actors and develop the story as you shoot.

Aug. 29, 2011

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