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CASE STUDY HUNGERFORD AND THE 10 RULES OF MAKING A MICROBUSTER by Miles Bullough O n April 27th 2015 Wildseed Studios’ debut feature film, ‘Hungerford’, launched on iTunes and begins what we hope will be a digital voyage around the world to success. We coined the term ‘Microbuster’ to describe movies made on micro budgets but with blockbuster ambitions – and it perfectly captures what Drew Casson, 19, achieved when he made the fi lm. When Hungerford was selected for SCI-FI-LONDON, Drew became the youngest director on record to have a feature fi lm screened at the UK’s National Film Theatre on the South Bank. The fi lm garnered incredibly positive reviews and In the last month Hungerford has won Best Sci-Fi Horror at the Berlin Independent Film Festival, received a Special Jury Mention at Fantasporto where Georgia Bradley, with no previous screen credits, also won Best Actress for her role as Philippa. Here’s the zinger… the fi lm cost £23,000 to make including everything. We used every trick in the book to pull off Hungerford in the way that we did and we have boiled down our tips for the making of a microbuster into 10 golden rules which we share with you here: 72 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 101 MAY 2015