Benefits Of Filming On The Cheap

Director of Western Good for Nothing, New Zealander Mike Wallis, discusses the benefits of making a film with little money in The Huffington Post’s column ‘The Blog’. “With a limited amount of funds to put in, we wrote a script, found a cast and crew who would work for next to nothing on deferred contracts, and we put any money we had into a six week shooting schedule in several locations across New Zealand. In the end it cost us about USD$60,000 to shoot it. We had no choice but to be involved every step of the way, learning each part of the moviemaking process and carrying out a number of roles at any one time. To keep our costs down I also became the armourer. We learned quickly about how to counter our challenges without necessarily throwing money at the problem.”


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Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

Behind the Mic with Groundbreaker Rikki Swannell

World Rugby talks to New Zealander Rikki Swannell about becoming the first female lead commentator on the men’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and her life in sports broadcasting. As an experienced…