Creating an Indie Budget

The scenario:   you must create a budget for a twelve page script (roughly ten minutes of screen time.)  There are three locations:  a mansion required for three days, a café for one day, and a wedding in a chapel for one day.  There are two main characters, four day players required for one day, twenty extras for the café scene, and one hundred extras for the wedding scene.

Reflecting on the elements covered in this chapter, draft a budge for this short.  Keep in mind: talent, crew and labor costs , fringe and benefit costs, location or stage costs, equipment purchase and rental costs, wardrobe, hair and make-up purchase and rental costs, parking and catering costs, permits, set dressing (think of the flowers for the wedding, coffee and pastries for the café scene) and any need that comes to mind.