Thursday, July 11, 2013

"When You Don’t Have Money, You Must Take Time."

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

More on the movie’s visual effects here and a roundup of stills here. Previous CBC coverage here.

(Image: Martin Villeneuve at TED2013, February 27, 2013, James Duncan Davidson)

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