Micro-Budget Feature, William Dickerson, DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film

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How to Direct a Micro-Budget Feature with William Dickerson

Today on the show we have an author, filmmaker and screenwriter Willaim Dickerson. William is the author of the book DETOUR: Hollywood: How To Direct a Microbudget Film (or any film, for that matter). In “DETOUR: Hollywood,” Dickerson puts the making of his “Underground Hit,” Detour, on display for all to see. He will teach you what you really need to know about making a microbudget film, or a film of any budget for that matter, from the nuts and bolts of directing, to getting your movie made and out into the world, including:

  • The Director as the sole defense for the story
  • Understanding the two main ingredients of filmmaking: Subtext and Point of View
  • Beating out a script
  • The template for creating the perfect Director’s Binder
  • Action Verbs: How to adjust performance through severity and mildness
  • Avoiding the trap of “style over substance”
  • The importance of Theme
  • Detailed “behind-the-scenes” of the Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production, and Distribution of Detour
  • How the distribution model has changed…for the better
William Dickerson is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and author, whose debut feature film, Detour, was released theatrically and On-Demand worldwide. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the American Film Institute and teaches Directing at the New York Film Academy.

William and I had a great conversation on how he put together his micro-budget feature. We go deep into the process so get ready to take notes.

Enjoy my conversation with Willaim Dickerson.

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