In February, Canadian filmmaker Martin Villeneuve gave a TED talk on his seven-year effort to create the futuristic film Mars et Avril, based on his own graphic novels, with very little in the way of financial resources:
“When American producers see my film, they think that I had a big budget to do it, like $23 million. But, in fact, I had 10 percent of that budget.”
The entire presentation may be viewed here.
(Image: Martin Villeneuve at TED2013, February 27, 2013, James Duncan Davidson)