How to Make a Short Film

Do you have an idea you’ve been dying to bring to life but don’t know how? Today, I am going to walk you through the process of how to make a short film.

Short films are typically 40 minutes or less. Ideally, the sweet spot is about 7-8 pages of script as short film festivals prefer shorter films but don’t let that stop you from making a longer one if you prefer! If you are just starting out, short films are a great place to start and build your portfolio. They are also great if you have a concept for a larger project, let’s say a feature film or TV series, but don’t have the capacity to film that big yet and would just like to film a “teaser.”

Whether you have a big budget, no budget or somewhere in between – the short film process will be the same. Do not let filmmaking intimidate you, but do educate yourself on all the pieces of the puzzle it takes to pull one off.

The Process

  1. The Script
  2. Budget & Breakdown
  3. Cast & Crew
  4. Preparation
  5. Filming Day
  6. Edit & Colouring

Read more below

I hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, drop them below!

I can’t wait to see all the amazing projects you make (:

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Physique : Why You Matter

Are you passionate about mental health and spreading awareness? Then this film is for you. Physique is about supporting mental health and the struggles young dancers have with body image and eating disorders.


We cannot do this without your help. Your donation is put towards providing jobs to crew + cast, transportation, choreography and locations to film at. But remember, you get perks in return and will have the opportunity to join in on the journey.


Shoutout on Social Media

Feed a member of crew

Digital Download

Signed poster

Physique Exclusive Member

Associate or Executive Producer

If you are a company or organisation that would like to sponsor or donate a larger contribution you will have the opportunity to put your company logo in the credits , which may be beneficial when we make our film festival circuit all over the world.

We have an amazing crew and a producer who has credits recognisable on IMDB. So, if you have just 5 minutes please read through our crowdfund page and consider donating. Alternatively, if you would like to donate via Paypal you can do so here.

Indiegogo Page –

Physique Short Film Donations

All donations will go towards making the short film Perk with this donation : Digital Download

25.00 £

Physique Short Film

Perk Associated with this donation : Digital Download + Tshirt

50.00 £

Physique Short film

Perk Associated with this donation : Signer poster, digital download, signed script

100.00 £

Physique Short Film

Perk associated with this donation : Join the team and be apart of the journey every step of the way with perks such as a one of the kind member t-shirt, behind the scenes footage, signed copy of the script, a shoutout on media, first one to hear updates and a digital download when the film has made its film festival run.

175.00 £

Physique Short film

Perk Assiciated with this perk – Executive Producer

2000.00 £

Featured Friday : Physique Short Film

Welcome to Featured Friday!

I am excited to announce a new short film I am currently producing! I have got a great crew coming together and cannot wait to see where it takes us all.

A little bit about Physique

Our choreographer, Clair Gleave, is a beautifully talented soul. Please check out her Youtube Channel and Choreography “Body Love”, which alines perfectly with this project.

The crowdfund for this project will be launching next week, but please visit the pre-launch page to sign up for new updates and a chance to support the project!

That is all for today, lovelies! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and I look forward to all those following the journey of Phsyique.

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