Finding new life for old scripts.
A small cast keeps the budget down and develops performances. So keep the major cast down to three or four and don't include crowds. Be minimalistic - if it doesn't enhance the story, cut it out.
CGI costs, so our micro-budget philosophy is if you can't film it, re-write it. If it can't be captured on set, then it costs too much to edit.
If there are lots of locations, we'll end up spending more time getting places than actually filming stuff. Think about how to optimise set-ups in a single location to maximise budget.
When we breakdown the script, we're itemising the cost, so if it doesn't need to be a Tesla then a Skoda will do.