The $300 Action Movie

Director/writer Michael Ashton took $300 and an obvious understanding of cinema basics and special effects and made this 12-minute short film called Lazy Teenage Superheroes. It's quite impressive! The acting, not so much.


This isn't to say the movie is a flop or undeserving of our praise, because it is! And the acting isn't terrible, actually, because I watched all the way to the end earlier today. There's just this whiff of cheese about most of the performances and edits. Something to consider for the inevitable sequel, I suppose.

As a demo of what one can pull off with just $300 and a bit of skill this is quite a feat. I was nearly motivated to open iMovie and start something up myself before I realized I can barely write, let alone make movies.


Anyway, watch watch! [Lazy Teenage Superheroes via Boing Boing]

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This is clearly shot using a DSLR capable of HD recording + after effects software. make it more like $2000

I know this a blog and not a serious news source, but come on...