Micro Budget Filmmaking


Availability: Online, VOD
Duration: 2 hours
Wednesday 28 October, 10:00AM-12:00PM
10 AM (PST), 1PM (EST), 6 PM (UK Time)

Course Fee: $59.00

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Want to make a film before the years over?

Get creative and use the resources available to you.

Need some inspiration on how to do that?

Then sign up for this class on Micro Budget Filmmaking!



In this 2 hour class, you will learn some basics of low budget filmmaking!

  • What kind of stories can be done on micro budgets?
  • How do you make something on a micro budget that doesn’t look micro budget?
  • What size crew and resources you need.

 If you don’t have a script…by the end of the class you will be inspired to write one that you can actually make!


Who should take this class?

Anyone who wants to make a film: writers, directors, producers, actors, and more!





Julia Verdin is a British film producer and founder of Rough Diamond Productions, established in 1994. She has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading producers with over 30 feature films. She is best known for producing the Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes, the Newmarket release Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes, and starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher and David O’Hara, and the Breaking Glass release 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, and starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Zane.

Verdin has recently executive produced Lionsgate release Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia. This year she has just directed her first film Lost Girls staring Bar Paly, Marisol Nichols and Jamie Harris, and produced The Unwilling directed by Academy Award nominated director Jonathan Heap, and starring Dina Meyer, Jake Thomas and Lance Henriksen.

She is currently developing various projects with writers and directors including Academy Award and Palme d’Or nominated writer/director James Dearden; acclaimed festival award winning writer/director Éva Gárdos; Academy Award Nominated director Jonathan Heap; WGA Autumn Stories 2010 winner screenwriter Cynthia Riddle, and director Vincenzo Natali.

Verdin is a top film consultant having provided consulting services on development and production. She also wrote the critically acclaimed book, Success in Film, a detailed guide to funding, making and finishing independent films.

Verdin also served on the board of BAFTA LA. She is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a base in London.




This class will take place over Zoom video conferencing. Students will get to chat with the instructor and ask questions, LIVE!



The class is also recorded and will be available as a VOD that day or the following day of the course.