Question by mixeddudetx: How many actors should I use for a short film?
I am currently planning a low budget thriller/horror short but it got me thinking. If I were planning a five minute short film how many characters should I use? Would it hurt my shoot if I use too many actors? And should the number of actors increase or decrease by certain time lengths? For example, 4 actors for 1-5 minutes, 5 actors for 6-11 minutes, etc. Crazy questions,but I had to ask.
Answer by andielion
if its a thriller/horror i would say 5 max..using to little would be pointless in watching, but using 5 would be like watching a full length movie with a plot and the horror an such, only its in the sense of a “short film”.
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