The “Principal” of the Matter

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August 16th, 2006 by Devi Snively (The Directrix)

UsAn important lesson to learn about filmmaking is that you can make a movie without money if you have a lot of time, and you can make a movie in much less time if you have a lot of money, but trying to make a movie with almost no time and no money is asking for trouble.  Of course, trouble starts with “T” which rhymes with “D” which stands for Deviant Pictures.

We had 16 days for principal shooting.  Since our cast and crew received no financial compensation and most had to take time off from paid gigs to work on it, we could hardly ask them for any more than that.  Had we been shooting on a sound stage with ideal conditions and a team of seasoned professionals to run second units and so forth we would have had time to spare.  But, naturally, we did not.

What we did have was a family of dedicated kindred spirits fighting for a common goal.  We wanted to make the best movie we possibly could with the resources we had and we wanted to have fun doing it.  I’d like to think we’ve succeeded.

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