If you’re like me, chances are you grew up inspired by the story of Robert Rodriguez — the man who managed to make a film for $7,000 — a film that kickstarted his career to the big times.
Since hand-making El Mariachi in the early 90s, he’s gone on to make bigger budget fare like Sin City, Planet Terror, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, all the while, retaining his indie sensibilities. However, with his next film, he’ll be going SUUUUPER indie.
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Rodriguez’s El Rey Network is teaming up with Verizon Media’s go90 to bring a new unscripted series Rebel Without a Crew to fruition (Rodriguez fans will recognize the name as the same one as his book, which chronicled his indie sensibilities). In this series, Rodriguez will give five filmmakers $7,000 dollars (and no crew) to make their own film in two weeks.
What’s more: Rodriguez will also be participating in this challenge himself. Does the man himself actually have the ability to make a movie under such tight restrictions once again? Additionally, the two week limit will definitely add a lot of extra tension. I’d like to hope they’re at least able to work with a complete script, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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