Rarely when you see the words Zero budget feature film do they actually mean it, this normally refers to films made for under a million pounds.
Scottish director Ross Howieson,29, decided to make a feature film himself when he could barely afford the rent.
What Would Ridley Do? was inspired by a YouTube video he saw of the great film maker Sir Ridley Scott. In this video he said, “if you want to do what I do, just go and do it, there is no excuse”
As a huge fan of Ridley Scott this is exactly what Ross did. He set about writing a film that he could actually make himself with what he had available.
He knew three great actors in London that were crazy enough to give it ago, one of whom had a family cottage in the Highlands of Scotland.
This was to be the back bone of the story. “Write what you know” is the advice everyone tells you, so that is exactly what Ross did.
The film is about people trying to make a film. He came up with a story about two struggling writers who after a confusion about a commission end up in Scotland trying to make a film themselves.
Being writers they have little knowledge of actual film making and comedy ensues. A local Scottish girl is there to help them around but they think she would be perfect for their film.