Making a No Budget Movie

The movie adaptation of some of my wife’s poetic short stories has just been entered into the very intense competition to appear at Cannes. They have categories for big budget, mid budget and low budget. And then below that are films like ours, in which a large cast and crew donated their time because they wanted to be a part of an artistic project that excited and fulfilled them.

Huge congratulations to Director Jeff Wedding, who laboured for six years to make “A Measure of the Sin” a 16mm reality. I will post some more in the coming months about the film and how it was made, but in the meantime here is one of the trailers. It demonstrates what has become increasingly true about film making as technology has democratized the process: You don’t need millions of dollars to create a fine piece of cinematic art.

A MEASURE OF THE SIN Trailer from Jeff Wedding on Vimeo.

Author: Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.

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