(20/10/08) – There’s no better way to become a filmmaker than making a short film. That’s how most directors get started and, with low-cost digital technology, it’s never been easier from a tecnnical point of view to make a film on a shoestring budget.

But of course, that’s only part of the story. A good idea, thorough planning, organisation, editing and distributing are also essential parts of the process.

Paul Hardy’s short film, Blood Actually, is a case study of how make to a film on a microbudget, the topic of one of Pocket Essential’s most popular titles, also written by Hardy and which has just been re-released.

Please see link on the left to watch the film.