From Concept To Production To Distribution: How I Pulled Off My Micro-Budget Feature Film PSYCHOSYNTHESIS


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To celebrate the release of my feature film PSYCHOSYNTHESIS on Amazon Prime, today I am sharing a behind the scenes look at our entire process on this micro-budget indie. The film itself was made for only $25,000 in just 9 shooting days, which resulted in a highly unconventional workflow both on set and in the editing room.

Throughout the episode I outline every practical step that we took to bring this film to life - starting in the very early days of concept development, all the way through to casting, prep, production, and of course post-production, distribution and beyond. While I have shared some anecdotes about the film on my blog at - I get into much more depth on each phase of the process here on today's episode, providing a blueprint for other filmmakers looking to bootstrap a feature film of their own.

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Related links:

Psychosynthesis Seed & Spark Campaign – See what we did to raise our budget via crowdfunding and secure a grant from the Duplass Bros.

ARRI’s CPO Program put to the test on “Psychosynthesis” – An article published by Arri about our use of a used Alexa on this feature.

Playing Against Trends By Shooting Alexa Classic in 4:3 – My first written breakdown on the blog about why we chose a less conventional camera setup.

Choosing 2K in a 4K World – An article on Cinema 5D about our technical choice to shoot in 2K/ProRes HQ.

How I Cut My 90 Minute Feature Film In 3 Weeks – My article outlining how the first edit of Psychosynthesis came together.

An Interview With Cinematographer Matteo Bertoli – From my podcast (Episode 63), detailing our approach to camera & lighting.

My Simple Workflow For Writing Feature Length Screenplays – This isn’t directly about the movie, but is the process I used to write the film.

Interview On No Film School – My interview with NFS all about what went into the making-of this feature.

How I Made A Feature Film For $25,000 In 9 Days – A very detailed (4000 word) breakdown of the entire production process on this film.

Behind The Scenes Featurette – A short BTS video with footage from rehearsals, production and beyond.

My Workflow Using FCP X To Cut, Mix & Finish Psychosynthesis – Another very detailed article on process, this one focused on post-production.

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