Well, I picked option number one. Tiny budget. To help work out how tiny I can get away with, I’ve called a meeting of the Jedi Council – erm, well the key crew members – on Friday. The guy I originally cast as Joe is kind of back on board now, after a little negotiation with his agent, so in theory, as long as I can scrape together enough cash to cover travel expenses, props, costumes and public liability insurance, principle photography can go ahead. I can then use the rough cut to attract further funding to pay for the special effects.
So Soul Searcher won’t be the step up in budget from The Beacon that I had hoped for, but with the top notch cast we have so far and James’ input on the screenplay, it will still be a step up in quality.