Screenwriting for Micro-Budget Films Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Reverse Engineering Your Screenplay
Screenwriting for micro-budget films can present its own challenges and this book takes the reader through all the considerations that need to be made to write an effective screenplay for a low-budget film.
Drawing on his own experience, case studies from films such as Primer, Coherence and Reservoir Dogs, as well as the perspectives of working screenwriters such as Joe Swanberg and Alex Ross-Perry, Greenberg explores common pitfalls screenwriters face and suggests practical solutions. This book lays the groundworks of the realities of low-budget filmmaking and also talks through the practical aspects, such as story structure and genre considerations. Greenberg makes the process of writing a screenplay for a low-budget film accessible and creative, allowing student and independent filmmakers to tailor their writing for their films.
This book is ideal for aspiring screenwriters, independent filmmakers and students of screenwriting.
Chapter 1: Know Your Limitations
Chapter 2: Getting Real
Chapter 3: Write For Your Producer
Chapter 4: Screenwriting Hacks
Chapter 5: Story Structure
Chapter 6: Model Your Feature on a Short
Chapter 7: Genre Considerations
Chapter 8: Case studies
Chapter 9: Stomping Ground
Chapter 10: Final Thoughts