Budget

Most documentary films are “labors of love” and this project has been no different. To date we have raised $170,000 which has allowed us to finish all production and edit together a loose outline of the film.  All that is left to do is post production. 

In an effort to keep momentum going we have outlined three potential budgets for completing the film.  Similar to getting a new car, the more money we have to invest, the more enjoyable and higher-quality the result will be.  With increased funding comes better sound, better animation, better music, an all around better viewing experience for people.

BUDGET
Basic Standard Premiere
Editorial (Labor, Equip, Office)
2 people for 6 months $27,500 $27,500 $27,500
Add a Writer/Producer $15,000 $15,000
1 Asst Editor (PT) $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Hollywood Full Time Editor $36,000
GFX/Motion Control
In-house (minimal titles) $3,000
Professional GFX/Motion $7,500 $15,000
Color Correction
In house (minimal color balance) $2,000
Professional Color Pass (Favor) $7,500
Hollywood Color Correction $17,500
Sound Design & Mix
In house (basic audio balance) $2,000
Professional (favor) $10,000
Hollywood studio Mix $17,500
Music
License Pre-recorded tracks $2,500
Custom Composed (synth) $10,000
Custom Composed (Orchestra) $30,000
Finishing Costs (Online Edit)
In house $3,500
Master for Theaters (favors) $5,000
Professional Master $10,000
Legal/Accounting
In house (minimal work) $1,500
Professional Services (no E&O) $5,000
Prof. Services (LLC & E&O) $15,000
Office, Admin, Publicity
In house (fundraising, travel, etc) $3,000 $3,000 $4,000
Film Festivals & Travel for Dist. $4,000 $7,500
Total $50,000 $100,000 $200,000