In the late 1980s and 1990s, there was a great movement in independent cinema of no-budget filmmaking that was the beginning for some of the most successful and popular filmmakers of the current day. Let's take a look at five features from that movement and see what lessons we can learn on how to make a great film with as little money as possible.

For educational purposes only.

Good Taste Meets Bad Taste (1987) -
The Making of El Mariachi- The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School -
Christopher Nolan on Following- Conversations Inside the Criterion Collection -
Richard Linklater on Slacker -
Mark Kermode reviews Inglourious Basterds -
(and hello to Jason Isaacs...)

Further Reading-
Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez -
Spike, Mike, Slackers, and Dykes by John Pierson -
The ABC's of No-Budget Filmmaking by Peter Broderick -