How We Financed Cultural Clash Movie; saving by working in film, making contacts, buying low season flights, equipment deals, free locations. Cultural Clash was written 10 years ago but I didn't have a way to make it happen, so I began working on set as a camera guy for years, saved all my money to buy equipment and make contacts. I raised money for this movie by getting two executive producers that had the dream to make a movie. I had already begun buying equipment, so I gathered quite lot, which helped make the filming budget low.
I got more than half of the locations for free through friends and family. Most actors loved the story and decided to act low lost or at no cost. This helped slash the budget to half.
We flew cast from all over the world during a low cost season in October. We got a production house that most out of state actors and all crew members stayed in. We had a caterer that cooked all the food so there will not be a high expense for food. Friends pitched in to drive around, offer wardrobe, work on the set. It was an intense 19 days of filming non stop.
About Cultural Clash Movie
Cultural Clash is about a Nigerian family with traditional values that moves to the ghetto from their Roswell Mansion to survive hard times, soon to find out that money is the least of their problems. Yinka and Ade Johnson, two Nigerian high school teenaged siblings are dumped into the worst school in their new neighborhood after their family had to relocate to Decatur due to financial difficulties.
They fast discover that despite moving to America with a visa lottery for a better life as adolescents, culture shock and rejection had only just begun with Crime High as they make a deep revelation the hard way that even in a city full of Blacks, there are two shades of black and that being Black isn’t just enough.
Cultural Clash is a story that explores how parental disapproval and racial discrimination can change the course of the lives of everyone and bring about a powerful lesson that has never been seen on screen; bridging cultural divides, revealing why minorities hate each other and the harm of being disunited. It is a tale that blends the romance of high school scenarios with a thrilling family conflict, intense racism and the spell-bounding action of the chase of the drug Lord and his gang. In this intriguing and dramatic romance, you will soon find out that everyone can be a little racist to even to their own race.
by Ibrahim Thompson, (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
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