Movie selfproduction
The movie was self-produced and all professional services and related personal expenses that every professional has had to bear, were offered free of charge. In addition to the funds placed by the authors are the costs, not calculated, incurred in order to spend every day for over three years in the making of this movie and its circulation.
Costs and saving of self production
With an hypothesis of average expenses based on data of a typical Italian film production company

Supporters

Minutes of movie

Minutes of interviews

Minutes of original soundtrack

Production

General organization and work plan. Study of the budget and crowdfunding. Contact and relations with the protagonists, with academic supporters, with professional structures and professionals needed at each stage of production. Production calendar. Research, organization and provision of technical equipment. Organization of traveling and displacements, shooting of the movie, interviews and recordings of the soundtrack. Organization of conferences, meetings and screenings.


  • Pre-production – 10.000€
  • Line Producer  – 20.000€
  • Social security contributions – 3.600€

Tot. 33.600€   =   zero€  (Self produced)

Authors & Director

Conception of the movie and shooting method. Direction, photography and screenwriting. Artistic supervision at all stages of production of the film, interviews with protagonists and extras. Supervision website, graphics, DVD authoring and original soundtrack.


  • Authors – 40.000€
  • Director – 30.000€
  • Social security contributions – 12.600€

Tot. 82.600€    =   zero€  (Self produced)

Camera operators & technical equipment

Video footage of the film, interviews and backstage. Supply and technical equipment rental. Work time: 50 days


  • 2 video operators – 12.000€
  • 1 backstage operator – 3.000€
  • 3 Cameras, lens and tripods, audio/video consumables – 15.000€
  • Social security contributions – 4.500€

Tot. 34.500€    =   5.800€  (Self produced)

Video editing & postproduction

Editing of the movie, interviews and trailers. Italian and English subtitles. Subtitling supervision in other 5 languages. Compositing of video graphics. Audio synchronization, export for web and film master. Supply of technical equipment.


  • Movie editing offline audio/video and export for web – 20.000€
  • 19 Interviews editing offline/online audio/video and export for web – 9.500€
  • Color correction – 6.000€
  • Motion graphic – 4.000€
  • Dvd authoring – 5.000€
  • Subtitles integration in 7 languages – 5000€
  • social security contributions  11.850€

Tot. 61.350€   =   zero€  (Self produced)

Original Soundtrack

Composition of the original soundtrack. Performing and recording in studio. Editing, mixing and final audio mastering. Coordination and direction of the musicians. Supply technical equipment.


  • 21  original tracks composition (180 Min.) – 31.500€
  • Studio recording, audio mastering – 6.300€
  • 10 musicians – 3.000€
  • Social security contributions – 6.210€

Tot. 40.800€    =   zero€  (Self produced)

Listen

Photo portraits


  • Photographer and photo portraits – 19.000€
  • Social security contributions – 3420€

Tot. 22.420€    =    zero€  (Self produced)

Travels


  • United States – New York – New Jersey
  • United States – Boston
  • Israel and Palestine – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem – Occupied territories
  • Egypt – Cairo
  • Jordan – Amman
  • England and Ireland – Dublin – Belfast – Exeter
  • France – Paris
  • Germany – Munch
  • Czech Republic – Prague
  • Italy – Rome – Bulciago – Merate – Milan – Genoa

Tot. 35.000€*   =   22.600€**

*average cost for a crew of 6 people ** Cost for reduced crew

Accommodations & meals


  • Accommodation – 22.500€ (150€/double room)
  • Meals – 15.000€ (50€ person/day)

Tot. 37.500€*    =   18.200€**

*average cost for a crew of 6 people for 50 shooting days ** Cost for reduced crew for 50 shooting days

Press, web & graphic


  • 2 website with e-commerce bilingual – 5.000€
  • Web updates and management – 10.500€*
  • Editorial staff and press office – 14.000€*
  • Graphic art director – 5.000€*
  • Online provider and services – 3.000€*

*from april 2011 to november 2014

Tot. 37.500€   =   8.400€  (Self produced)

Law office, studios & IT equipment


  • Law office – 6000€
  • Production and post-production studio rental – 26.000€
  • IT equipment and consumables – 4.500€
  • Working insurance – 3.600€

Tot. 40.100€    =    26.500€  (Self produced)

Summary of production costs
What was saved through selfproduction
Typical film production
Our self production

Production

Authors & Director

Operators & tech. equip.

Editing & postproduction

Original soundtrack

Photo portraits

Travels

Accommodations & meals

Press, web & graphic

Law, insurance & studios

Q

33.600€

Q

82.600€

Q

34.500€

Q

51.350€

Q

40.800€

Q

22.420€

Q

35.000€

Q

37.500€

Q

47.500€

Q

40.100€

R

0€

R

0€

R

5.800€

R

0€

R

0€

R

0€

R

22.600€

R

18.200€

R

8.400€

R

26.500€

Total without Markup

Markup at 20%

Total

Q

425.370€

Q

85.074€

Q

510.444€

R

81.500€

Used funds
Crowdfunding 44.700€
Supporters
All remaining funds for the realization of the films were disposed by the authors Fulvio Renzi and Luca Incorvaia which currently personally finance its diffusion worldwide.

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