Daniel Nearing explains how he produced and marketed the micro-budget movie Chicago Heights.
by Paula Hendrickson. After sharing Daniel Nearing’s screenwriting process in a previous issue, it only seemed right to follow through and find out how he’s managed to produce critically praised films with almost non-existent budgets. Here’s how. Most filmmakers consider $2 million a micro-budget. You made Chicago Heights (now The Last Soul on a Summer […]
Writing high art on a low budget
by Paula Hendrickson Daniel Nearing accomplished what many thought was impossible. He adapted Sherwood Anderson’s classic collection of short stories, Winesburg, Ohio, into a feature-length art film, garnering rave reviews and earning his film a spot among the late Roger Ebert’s list of 2010’s top art films. Even more impressive: He did it on a […]