A script for a screenplay is traditionally written, bought, potentially shelved, then rewritten by studio development and the director until it fits a money-making formula, and all of this happens over an extensive period of time.
Our script was creatively conceived in a very short time period. Inspired by a short film script written by our Director, Joe Steiff, in 2008, it was then developed and fleshed out in collaboration with Joe and our three main actors Grace McPhillips, the daughter, Nancy Sellers, the mother, and Jesse Bob Harper, the son, in the first 3 months of 2011. Joe crafted the first draft and then he and the actors took a long weekend at the film’s location, Galena, IL, and “workshopped” the scenes and dialogue.
The Other One is not typical.
When you look at the list of credits on a studio feature they are extensive and every union is listed, which people often like to say is why these films costs so much. But did you know the Unions have contracts for independent filmmakers starting as low as $100 a day?