About The Film Budgeteers
Filmmaker Jeff Orgill produced and edited music videos for acts including Danzig, Machinehead and Marilyn Manson. He has produced feature films including the Slamdance selected 35mm feature film Caged and the horror comedy Audie & The Wolf. Orgill's feature directing debut Boppin' at The Glue Factory won several awards including Best Feature Seattle True Independent Film Festival and Best Director Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival. Orgill is a Promax award winner, a Film Arts Foundation grant recipient and a graduate of San Francisco State University (Film Production), and The Roger Corman Film School.
Filmmaker B. O’Malley started his film career in 1994, reading and covering scripts for the literary agency Media Artists Group. In 1997, he went to work for legendary B-movie maverick Roger Corman (Little Shop of Horrors, Death Race 2000, Rock and Roll High School), then in 1999 assembled a team of script development experts to launch the script reading service Screenplay Readers. He's written and directed several feature films, including Bleak Future and Audie and The Wolf, and has budgeted dozens more, of all shapes and sizes.
Why we’re doing this
We’re independent filmmakers Jeff Orgill (Boppin’ At The Glue Factory) and Brian O’Malley (Audie & The Wolf, Bleak Future), and as Brooklyn Reptyle Films, with Sundance filmmaker Roger M. Mayer (Afterbirth, The Oregonian), and Christo Dimassis (Inside Irvin, Carlos Spills The Beans), we’ve produced dozens of films and created tons of film budgets.
Recently, we were planning out a slate of new feature films we hoped to shoot. It was then we realized that budgeting all of these films was going to be a massive amount of work.
So we decided to put together this tool to help us create our film budgets based on a set of data that we’d feed it. The tool was designed around several major cost factors — the ones that usually differentiate the budgets of most films: special effects, visual effects, cast and crew costs, etc.
When the tool was finished, we realized we had something that might help other filmmakers save a lot of time and a lot of money. We hope you agree.