July 2019 Academic & Specialist Oldcastle Books

Rocliffe Notes: A Guide to Low-Budget Filmmaking Farah Abushwesha


Paperback | Jul 2019 | Creative Essentials | 9781843449140 | 352pp | 198x129mm | Temporarily unavailable | GEN | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

A second book in the Rocliffe Notes series, formed from questions from newer filmmakers. This is a practical compendium for screenwriters and filmmakers in the form of notes and opinions. These provide a step-by-step, common sense guide, with suggestions on how filmmakers package a film. This book covers everything you need to know to get a low-budget film made, from understanding budgeting and different types of finance, to casting, crewing, scheduling, production and festival strategy. 

This book explains how to turn your script into a film. It has a unique insight by providing insider confidences, from established industry players to peers, on how you don’t need permission to make films. A revelation for all would-be filmmakers, this is a guide to the nuts and bolts of making a film.