Custom Film Budgets

Tailored from your actual script

Your Idea, Your Film

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.

The insight of a producer, not an algorithm

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.

Experience detail

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 budget and shooting schedule is the first step in communicating and therefore securing the highest production value for your film.

“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.”

Services Available

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)

Top-Sheet

Budget
  • Script Read
  • Custom Layout
  • Ratioed – ATL/BTL
  • Phone Consultation
  • Quick Turnaround
Description

Module

Tax Incentive
$ call
  • Per comparison
  • Discount for comparative analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Film Commission outreach
Description Coming

Shooting

Schedule
  • Script Read
  • Custom/Specific detail
  • Stripboard
  • Day out of days
  • Phone Consultations
Description coming

3 Panel

StoryBoard
$ call
  • Select scene
  • Per Three Panel
  • Treatment Quality
  • Video Consultation
  • Quick Turnaround
Description Coming

Custom

Film Budget
  • Script Read
  • Custom detailed reports
  • Fringe Report
  • Top Sheet
  • Phone Consultations
Description coming

Producer

Feature
$ call
  • Month to month contract
  • Per Project contract
  • Guild Project: DGA rates
  • Independent Project: Negotiable
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Combined

Budget-Schedule
  • Reduced 15%
  • Script read
  • Script breakdown
  • Department reports
  • Unlimited Phone Consultations
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Private

Consultation
$ call
  • Per hour/pro-rated
  • Per project
  • Retainer
  • Negotiable
  • Quick Response
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The Team

Who are we?

Keith Payson

Supervisory Producer, Line-Producer UPM/1st AD

Juliana Payson

Storyboard Artist, Marketing Specialist, Brand Manager

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

Keith Payson

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