I am one of the many people excited about the new advances in digital moviemaking. I am one of the people who have been lucky enough and worked hard enough to make a movie that is a perfect showcase of what can be done with minimal money and maximum planning.
"Dadbot: The Movie" was made for maybe fifteen hundred dollars. The idea from the beginning has been to make a movie that is unique and entertaining, and one that would never have been able to have been made if not for digital technology.
I am one of those guys/gals who have opted to pass on film school and have just gone ahead and started making movies. I have sought further education through taking a few workshops from filmmakers I admire and never passing up an opportunity to help somebody else on their project, no matter what it has been. I have made a number of shorts, as any aspiring filmmaker does. This is the second time I have made this particular movie as a feature and I am finally proud of it and confident in it.
Making this movie has been quite a journey. To avoid expenses, I worked as a supervisor at a video studio for three years to earn the privilege to use all of their equipment for free. I also worked as a freelance editor for some time, in order to save up enough money to buy my own computer and editing software. And I have lived in my generous parent's basement so that I wouldn't have to worry about those normal living expenses, and could concentrate on making the movie the best it could be and nothing else ( I am only twenty-one, so living in my parent's basement is not all that pathetic).
So, I tried my hardest to think out and plan everything the best I could every step of the way, so as to make up for things that a nice budget provides, but we didn't really need. Over the years, I aquired a good group of aspiring actors, all who were willing to waive any fee and try their hardest, because this is what they want to do with their lives. We took a lot of chances and the movie came frighteningly close to falling apart many times.
But three years, one hernia, and a lot of mini DV tapes later, "Dadbot: The Movie" is finished and ready to contribute what it can to the growing digital revolution.