You Can’t Make A Good Movie For $20,000 — Geoff Ryan
Film Courage: Geoff, can we talk about the budget for FRAY? I understand you financed it through various jobs?
Geoff Ryan, Writer/Director: Yes, I was kind of fortunate. After I did the short film (the little experiment for FRAY), I literally wrapped that on the day the housing market and Lehman [Brothers] collapsed, which is a terrible time to just spend your meager savings on a film and then not have a job for six months. But I was kind of fortunate in a way that after six months when companies started hiring again they didn’t have the budgets to go with the big ad agencies. I had a couple of my fashion clients that were like Well, there is this Geoff guy who has been doing our internals and in-store videos, this stuff is basically as good as agencies we hire. Let’s just have him do our commercials. I just kind of got…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).