Filming for “Thrillumentary” has begun, though, initially most of it is being shot using a cell phone. This “selfie” approach to filmmaking is being utilized primarily to stay in keeping with a “no crew” approach.
Our lead actor is filming himself, a fact which makes sense in the context of the “Thrillumentary” story because he is communicating with others by speaking into his mobile.
The idea is to fund, make, market and distribute a full length feature in less than two years with no crew and virtually “no budget.”
Slight funds were raised initially via the organization with a nonprofit umbrella, Lights Camera Read. These funds went toward the purchasing of the recording media. Thus far that has been the only expense directly related to the production.
The key to “no budget” Art Gush Movie Process filmmaking is to draw upon your existing resources. In other words, use what you have. Write your script around locations and props you have easy access to.
But the thing that really makes the “Thrillumentary” Movie Process unique, is that the three-steps-a-day approach that the film is using is simultaneously being documented on the Art Gush website.
This means double duty for the filmmakers because it is not only about making the film but “documenting the making of the film” as well. Each is a large project on its own.
Members of the Art Gush website are following the three-steps-a-day to fund, make, market and distribute their own movies.