Lazy Teen Superheroes: Fantastic Amateur Film Made for $300

How much money do you think it takes to produce a superhero movie complete with nifty special effects? Millions of dollars?

Michael Ashton can show Hollywood a thing or two about budget filmmaking. He created this 13-minute short film called Lazy Teenage Superheroes ("Crime doesn't take a vacation. But we do.") for just $300.

A bit NSFW (coarse language) but quite entertaining: Link | Behind the Scenes [both links YouTube]


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Yes I was under the impression that this was student done, their college probably had all the equipment needed. Though I agree it's still misleading to say that "Hollywood" could take a lesson from these guys... what I will say is that actors are pretty much overpaid, and hollywood (as well as washington IMHO) does need a lesson in budgeting
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I'm with Kevin on this. It's spiffy, but $300 wouldn't have covered a legally-purchased copy of the editing software, much less equipment, talent, lighting, sound, makeup, costumes, props, craft services, etc.

I'd love to see somebody make something "spectacular" with a $200 videocamera, a 5-year-old puter and freebie/public domain editing software.
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