A sneak preview of the ultra-low-budget film, Footprints, screened at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood last night. The film follows a young amnesiac who mysteriously finds herself lying face down next to Doris Day’s footprints at Graumans Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. The entire film takes place on or near Hollywood Boulevard over the course of one day.
There was a Q&A after the film with its writer/director/producer Steven Peros and many cast and crew. Mr. Peros emphasized that he created the film “backwards,” meaning, he began with the budget and wrote, produced and directed accordingly. Though he wouldn’t disclose the actually amount, he made it very clear that he had very little to work with.
Nonetheless, Footprints was an impressive film with excellent performances. Though the film lacked expensive elements that typically sweeten a movie, it had heart and integrity. I’m eager to do the same.