The 10 Commandments Of Zero Budget Filmmaking According To Anurag Kashyap

By Aditya Savnal. Posted on December 27, 2014

Anurag Kashyap has been regarded as one of the most daring and unconventional filmmakers whose brave and uncompromising films have often pushed the envelope of filmmaking in India. Be it Black Friday, Gulaal or Dev D, he's faced various hardships before his films saw the light of the day. But once released, all these films have won unanimous acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Little wonder that today he is acknowledged as the pre-eminent independent filmmaker who not only inspires struggling directors, but also supports independent films and ensures that the voice of upcoming filmmakers is heard by one and all.

His tumultuous yet inspiring journey as a filmmaker has a lot of interesting lessons to be learnt by budding filmmakers who are striving hard to make a mark.

Also Read : Anurag Kashyap's Advice To Young Filmmakers

A couple of years back MTV India uploaded a series of videos in which Anurag Kashyap spoke about the 10 things filmmakers must keep in mind while making a film with a zero budget or limited resources.

What are these 10 commandments of zero budget filmmaking? Scroll down and find out!

1) Minimize Your Locations

2) Work With Passionate Actors And A Team Ready To Share Responsibilities

3) Shoot With Minimal Resources And Have An Eye For Detail

4) Do What You Believe In

5) Be On Good Terms With Everyone

6) Beg, Borrow Or Steal

7) Promote Your Film In Every Possible Way

8) Sacrifice Your Luxuries

9) Focus On Content And Not On Technique 

10) Send Your Films To Festivals And Ensure Its Watched By The Selectors 

This is inspirational. If you need more check out or earlier post on The Best Online Resources to Learn Filmmaking.



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