What to do if you have an idea for a short film but only a tiny budget?

Well, first you gotta find yourself actors who don't cost a fortune: KIDS! You promise them a huge portion of ice cream and they are immediately highly motivated! No airs and graces, no divas complaining and ignoring your instructions... just the pure want of ... getting an ice cream -- it's perfect :)

But shooting with kids is, of course, also challenging. If on top of it the kids don't speak your language, you can almost be sure that you're setting yourself up for disaster ..... Lucky me -- in the end everything turned out pretty well.

So the first thanks goes out to my wife and to my sister-in-law who stepped into the role of translators and by doing so formed a perfect "communication channel" to my 2 talented main actors :). The second biiiiiig thanks goes out to my niece and nephew who did an amazing job and made my little Western homage possible.

In the end we all had fun -- especially the kids when they got their "salary" :) You can see the result ... just press "PLAY" .....

Enjoy, LAiO =)

Camera: NIKON D600
Lenses: 35 mm 1: 1.4 / 85 mm 1: 1.8 / 70-200 mm 1: 2.8 / 14 mm 1: 2.8

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