You have this burning story to tell, so let’s make it into a movie. First what you need is to put the idea into a film proposal format that you can present for funding. Let’s begin ..
What is the Name of your Film?
Tell your story in 30 seconds, it's also called an elevator pitch. A short Logline is what you say when a possible funder or investor asks you what is your film about?
The synopsis is 1 paragraph of telling the story without giving away the ending. Keep the reader wanting more. Click here to view examples
Give a detailed description of each of your characters, their age and how the fit into the story. Hero, protagonist, etc
How many locations do you have in your story? Keep in mind the more places you shoot the more expensive your film becomes.
How many pages do you have in your script? Industry standard is 1 page per minute of your film.
Depending on your budget you can work out department expenses as follows: Production : 20% Camera: 30% Etc
There are several ways to raise funding ie from your friends and family, film grants, product placement, tax rebates and of course pre sales to distribution.