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  • Paperback: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; Revised edition edition (April 27 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826414648
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826414649
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 3.9 x 25.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This book will save you about five years worth of trials, errors, heart-breaks, and unpleasant credit card statements... Totally indispensable...It really doesn't get much better than this.'

'It's in an undisputed position as the indispensable guide for first-time filmmakers...Astonishing.'

'Comprehensive and invaluable...a revelatory read that will inform and inspire in equal measure.'

'Immensely informative and entertaining to read...a terrific book for anyone interested in films.'

The best-selling low-budget filmmaker's bible in the UK has now, at long last, been totally revamped for the American market. The two authors have interviewed hundreds of film industry insiders, resulting in, without doubt, the most comprehensive, entertaining, information-packed book available in America on how to produce a low-budget movie. The book has 3 main sections: Anatomy of a Movie, Case Studies, and The Toolkit. Anatomy of a Movie features in-depth, candid interviews with a huge cast of people already working in the film industry--from script readers to bank managers; from casting directors to costume providers; and from sound mixers to negative cutters. Case Studies tells the stories of a selection of low-budget movies, and how they were made. These include Chris and Genevieve's own films, as well as international successes like The Blair Witch Project and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The Toolkit is an amazing resource for new filmmakers, incorporating a huge range of sample legal contracts and agreements, as well as templates for production forms like locations checklists, shooting schedules, and call sheets.

'It's in an undisputed position as the indispensable guide for first-time filmmakers Astonishing.' Film Review magazine

'This book will save you about five years worth of trials, errors, heartbreaks, and unpleasant credit card statements Totally indispensable It really doesn't get much better than this.' Total Film magazine

this all-encompassing manual offers a series of down to earth pointers on how to make a movie and, more importantly, get it shown .no stone has been left un-turned in this astonishingly thorough course, which poses every question imaginable, then answers them in as much depth as possible. Even if you don t intend making a movie, this is a fascinating read-and if you do, you couldn t ask for a better primer. Film Review, October 2004

The Rolls-Royce of how-to film guides Everything is in this book. Christopher Wood, The Times, London, timesonline, September 2, 2004

What s brilliant about this new US-based version of the low budget film makers guide is that it really gives you the feeling that it could be that easy and then explains (over the following phone-book 720 pages) exactly how hard it is to turn your Scorsese daydreams into celluloid reality. This is as inspiring as informative. And it s pretty funny. The Guardian, 8/14/04--Richard Vine

About the Author

Chris Jones has been making micro-budget features since he and Genevieve Jolliffe made The Runner in 1992. In 2009, his short film "Gone Fishing" was Oscars shortlisted, won the prestigious Producers Guild of America's Best Short Film and collected over 40 international awards. He co-authored the bestselling Guerilla Film Makers Handbook in 1996, and also wrote the hugely successful Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint. On top of writing and making films, Chris teachers new filmmakers and runs his business from the historic Ealing Film Studios in London.

Genevieve Jolliffe met Chris Jones at film school and the two went into independent filmmaking through their production company, Living Spirit Pictures. She directed their third film together, Urban Ghost Story, in 1998. After moving to Los Angeles, Genevieve was a major force in pulling together the US edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, and she also co-authored The Documentary Film Makers Handbook in 2006. With her husband and screenwriting partner Andrew Zinnes, she has sold projects to Warner Bros and has two indie features set to be filmed in 2010.


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