-$5363 (Concept total) $50,000.00 (To acquire from Kick Starter)
Seek counsel to assist with the legal aspect for film.
-$5,000 (retainer fee)
Spend a month watching documentaries on Netflix.
-$8 for a monthly subscription.
Between parents, brother and aunts/uncles to acquire pictures of myself.
No payment needed.
This process will include a treatment, two rewrites and a final draft.
No payment needed. I will do treatment, rewrites and final edit myself.
Storyboard the script to get an idea of how scenes would be shot.
-$300 (Pay artist $15 for 20 hours).
Pay artist -$200 (3/15/14) to secure time.
-$100 (5/13/14) after the storyboards are done.
Register work with Writer's Guild of America as well as have work copy written with the Library of Congress.
-$20 Writer’s Guild of America
-$35 Library of Congress
Complete a list of everything I need to get an overall breakdown of total dollars needed. If I do not have the entire fund myself, obtain money from relatives or platform funding.
$50,000 (trying to acquire from Kick Starter) 8/15/14 to 9/15/14
Kick Starter would be a 30-day run on their site. With the monies receive will used towards the rental of cameras and equipment. If there were any money left, I would use funds toward down payment of music producer and videographer.
Complete all conceptual ideas before proceeding to preproduction.
No payment needed.
Interview family, friends, former classmates and co-workers about stories they have about myself.
No payment needed.
-$2,000 for videographer. -$1,250 (10/01/14) to secure videographer.
$0 for editor, doing own edit.
-$13,000 for music producer. -$10,000 (10/01/14) to secure producer.
Rent all cameras (video & digital) needed from http://www.atsrentals.com.
$38,256 (16 Weekends-every other weekend for 8 month period)
Rent all needed equipment from http://www.atsrentals.com.
$2,320 (16 Weekends-every other weekend for 8 month period)
Counsel and myself make sure all need forms are completed prior to filming.
No payment needed (included in retainer fee).
-$13,274.56 (Production total)
Filming would include:
Traveling to several locations to shoot.
Record a time lapse of a sunrise and sunset from Lake Michigan.
Recording with camera rigs on car.
Travel (16 Weekends-every other weekend for 8 month period)
Hotel -$276 (3 night stay – Hyatt Family Discount) -$4,416 total
Rental Car -$153.66 (Enterprise) -$2.458.56 total
Gas - $175 (Speedway) -$2,800 total
Food - $150 (Free breakfast, fast food lunch & sit down dinner) -$2,400 total
Misc. - $75 (toiletries, anything last minute) -$1,200 total
No camera/equipment payment needed (the cameras and equipment was pre-order and paid for ahead of time)
-$86,742 (Post-Production total)
-$2,637 (Purchasing a Quad-Core Mac Pro to transfer and editing film)
Select music (obtain permission) and any graphics needed (based off of storyboards) to add to film.
Videographer -$750 (10/12/14) final payment
Music producer -$3,000 (10/12/15) final payment
Editing would require 3 phases:
Removing of unnecessary footage
No payment needed (will do own editing).
Apply the music and graphics (based off of storyboards)
No payment needed
Save film to one hard drive for backup and one to send off for mastering.
-$260 (Two-3TB Hard Drives)
Send film off to be mastered. Roush Media can finish in as little as a day but I will give them 12 days.
Allow a small group to view movie to give feedback.
-$600 (Rent out a theater at Hollywood Palms)
-$40,000 ($8,000 per billboards, 4 week period – Chicago, New York, Minnesota, Atlanta & Los Angeles) Place signs by major expressway.
-$20,000 ($2,000 for two banners per mall, 4 week period – Chicago (Woodfield Mall), New York (The Shops at Columbia Circle), Minnesota (Mall of America), Atlanta (Lenox Square Mall) & Los Angeles (The Grove) A link to website on banner.
-$10,000 ($1,000 to pay web designer & $9,000 to run site) the website will connect to Facebook page for movie. The website will also having a mail listing so I can keep the masses informed of what I am do. The site will also connect to the Kick Starter page.
-$8,000 Flood the five marketing cities with flyers of a blurred picture of myself stating “What is a Popular Nobody?” with a link to the website. I would design the flyers myself then have work printed -$5,500 (3/20/16). Receive back 3000 prints (3/27/16) and pass out 600 prints in the five different cities (one day in each city besides Chicago) -$2,500 in travel marketing expenses.
$0 – Setting up a Facebook page about the movie.
Submit movie to enter film festivals.
-$45 submission for Naperville Film Festival
-$100 submission to Tribeca Film Festival
-$100 submission to San Francisco International Film Festival
Pitch movie to major film companies for distribution.
-$250 (mail copyright film or travel to the company’s head quarters is need be)
-$160,955.56 (Grand Total without Kick Starter) -$110,955.56 (Grand Total with Kick Starter)