So no matter how hard we try there is no way around having to spend some money on a film. It’s an unfortunate fact, but what we can control is how much money you will spend on a film. The less you spend the more everyone makes. So, here’s what I propose. I believe that done properly, you can pull off this feet for around $5000-$10,000. I am going to break it down for you with the aim of $5,000!
You can use excel if you want, here’s a downloadable template:howtofilmschool.com/sample-budget-free-film-documents/ or I recommend one of the budgeting programs affiliated with your screenwriting software.