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My friend James Cameron and I made three films together - True Lies, The Terminator and Terminator 2. Of course, that was during his early, low-budget, art-house period.
When it's low-budget, and you have one other person on the set, you have to make rules.
My taste in watching things runs from dramas and low-budget films to high-end fantasy/science fiction.
I just like to do work that inspires me, and I don't pay any attention to whether it's a high- or low-budget movie.
One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.
There's no way you can shoot low-budget stuff on lots of locations. It's just a practicality thing because every time you move, it costs time and money.
My father was a low-budget monster movie maker, so he made classics like 'The Crater Lake Monster.' There were always creatures around. And my dad was a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen. One of our neighbors, who went on to win several Academy Awards, was close friends with my dad. His name is Phil Tippett.
Work is good when people are responsible, and in low-budget movies a lot of the actors don't want to be there. They're there to build a resume.
I'm used to very low-budget situations. In 'The Exploding Girl,' we were literally changing in Starbucks because we didn't have trailers.
Certain actors wanna get paid, they think working in a low-budget movie is being ripped off. But for others it's like, 'Yes, let's do it.'
What's frustrating to me is when, on a low-budget movie, people don't take chances. A big-budget movie, that script's your bible; nobody's going to risk going off the page. But when you're doing a very low-budget film, why not take some chances, intellectually, artistically?
Other writers, producers, and directors of low-budget films would often put down the film they were making, saying it was just something to make money with. I never felt that. If I took the assignment, I'd give it my best shot.
Talking to other people who make low-budget movies, everyone kind of has the same struggle.
I get a lot of action scripts. I get low-budget vehicles that will end up right on the video shelf. I want to do movies that I want to talk about, that I'm proud of, but I also want to make a living.
I spent years working in low-budget horror films. When you've done 'Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,' you can handle anything!
Comedy fans are the best fans. They embrace and support you doing low-budget work and will follow you to the end of the earth!
June Diane Raphael
I need three million dollars to make a low-budget, intellectual, artistic, exciting, erotic movie with a great soundtrack.
I've had weird, weird acting jobs. Low-budget filmmaking where you find yourself in really bizarre places.
I tend to make low-budget movies but, yeah, I make more money than I ever thought I would make.
Mid-range to low-budget movies have to have a name in the lead to get financing for it.
You could go out with a camcorder tomorrow and make a movie with virtually no money, but promoting a tiny low-budget movie costs $20 million. And the money they spend on the big movies is astronomical.
I have a theory that there's almost this primal viewpoint on women in the business, that once you're beyond childbearing age, you are perceived as nonthreatening, nonsexual, noncastable. Sure, I already knew it before I got into it. I just didn't know I'd end up making my living from low-budget, independent films.
Marcia Gay Harden
I still, by and large, make low-budget Australian films.
I'm willing to give up a little control but not a lot. So I say I want the money, but when push comes to shove, I'm not sure I'll be able to compromise in order to make the big studio movie. Maybe something in between would be okay, like a low-budget studio film.
My feeling is, I do a lot of low-budget films. I don't do low-budget acting. I have no interest in just goofballing my way through, thinking, 'Ah, no one's ever going to see this anyway.'
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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