Custom Film Budgets

Tailored from your actual script. Movie logistics and film budgeting only 30 years experience can provide.


I do my best to ensure your creative vision as a filmmaker, helping to bring your vision to life by suggesting financial and logistical production options that will strengthen your creative opportunities and increase the potential to secure investment funds and get your film made.

Your creative vision will determine the cost of your movie script to make. The film budgeting process itself merely optimizes the shooting logistics to ensure that creative vision is met. To fit your vision to a ballpark film budget, is like deciding which part of your vision you are going to sacrifice.


I will never rely on templates and algorithms to generate your budget or shooting schedule. I assess every script individually, treating each story as unique and providing each client a personalized result.

This generally requires multiple reads of the same script for the film budgeting process to bring logistical opportunities into play, that only experience, not an algorithm can tell you.


As a Line-Producer, Unit Production Manager, and 1st Assistant Director with over 25 years of production experience I am perfectly positioned to provide each of my clients with strategic clarity regarding the development, production, and post-production phases of their project.

The creation of a quality film budget and shooting schedule is the first step in communicating and therefore securing the highest production value for your film. The film budgeting process is a collaborative strategy to ensure you put your best foot forward in preparation for securing multi-million dollar funding.

Our Mission

“Each script is an original creation, a singular and unique story, from the imagination and heart of an artist, what follows during all phases of production deserves nothing less than the most personal and considerate attention by other human beings.

No work produced by me on behalf of a client will ever be generated solely by software. Every year of experience I have earned is utilized on each and every choice I make to create the most honest, accurate and reflective budget & schedule possible.”


Here is a range of different services we offer

All scripts are unique, therefore all prices are negotiable 
(If you have a short film or a script requiring minimal production, I will likely be able to reduce my fees accordingly)


  • NO Script Read
  • Film Budget
  • No Phone Consultation
  • Assumptions Survey
  • Retrofit to your proposed budget
  • Quick Turnaround
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Script Read

& Consultn.
  • Script Read
  • No Film Budget
  • Phone Consultation
  • Advise Next Steps
  • Advise Logistical Creative Options
  • Report.
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$ Call
  • Month to month contract
  • Per Project contract
  • Guild Project: DGA rates
  • Independent Project: Negotiable
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avg $4,500
  • Script Read
  • Custom Film Budget
  • Script breakdown
  • Department reports
  • Unlimited Phone Consultations
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$ Call
  • Per hour/pro-rated
  • Per project
  • Retainer
  • Negotiable
  • Quick Response
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The Team

Who actually we are?

Keith Payson

Supervisory Producer, Line-Producer UPM/1st AD

Juliana Payson

PR manager

``Dreams cannot be realized unless you possess the desire and ability to describe them clearly to others.``

Keith Payson

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