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Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Documentary Film Project - 49 States

We're getting ready to begin shooting our 49 state documentary film.

This will be an epic film. I can't wait.

No Budget filmmaking rocks.

Declare your independence.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sundance 2017 / Slamdance 2017 - FREE No Budget Filmmaking Book
The Ebook
FREE During the 2017 Sundance & Slamdance Film Festivals

Well, it's about that time.

I've been working like a madman getting ready for the Park City madness that's called Sundance.

But to be honest....I'm looking much more forward to being at Slamdance.

The Park City madness is getting ready to start. I'm about ready for the insanity.

It's a job just getting ready for the annual adventure. Since my first film screened in Park City at Slamdance in 2006, I've been there 5 times in the last 10 years. This will make my 6th trip in the last 11 years.

A lot's changed over the years. And not for the better. But every year's different. This'll be my first trip back to Sundance and Slamdance in 3 years. The 2017 edition. It'll be interesting to see how things have changed, what's different and what's stayed the same.

Got a jammed packed schedule. I'll be arriving tomorrow, and staying for 5 days. Every day is packed with things to do, and I'm not even there yet. Between all the parties, panels, events, lounges, networking and films to see, there's going to be too much to do.

But what I'll enjoy reuniting and networking with my Slamdance family.

We'll see what we get done.

I'll be there trying to find people for my next feature film. Plus, making my new ebook NO BUDGET FILMMAKING free during the entire film festival. Through Sundance & Slamdance 2017. Here's access to the free ebook during the 2017 Park City madness called Sundance & Slamdance:

Okay. Let's see what we can get done today before heading up to Park City.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sundance & Slamdance 2017 - Time for the Park City Madness

Well, it's that time of year again.

Time for the annual Park City madness.

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival starts Thursday. The Slamdance Film Festival starts Friday.

And I can't wait.

It's been 3 years since I've been up to the hill. First film screened at Slamdance in 2006. Have had several films play there over the years. Was on the Jury 4 years ago. A programmer 3 years ago.

True independent film is in my blood.

It'll be interesting to see how much it's changed in 3 years. When I was going annually, every year was a change. And not for the better. It's becoming more commercial and star driven every year.

Let's see how it is in 2017.

I'll be there promoting my new NO BUDGET FILMMAKING ebook and looking for people to work on my next feature film.

I can't wait for the Park City madness.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hello 2017 - A New Year for No Budget Filmmaking

Well, here we are. It's a new year.

A new year for projects. A time to put the last year behind us.

2016 was a great year for projects. Ran for Congress. Wrote a new book. Made 2 short films. What a year for the books.

2017 brings more projects. Working on a new feature film. 3 short films to get made. Sundance and Slamdance this month in Park City.

And more to come.

True, original, underground, no budget filmmaking. It doesn't get much better than this.

Hello, 2017. Welcome to the world of independent filmmaking.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

No Budget Filmmaking - Wrapping up 2016

Well, 2016's coming to a close. What have you done this year with your creative juices?

Anyone can make a movie. With no money. I'm living proof.

What a year. It's December. Reflecting back on 2016, I've got a lot done. Made a new short film and got it already screened to over 20 film festivals this year. Ran for Congress. Had films screen at over 50 film festivals this year. And am editing a new short film to come out early 2017.

All on no money.

It's amazing what you can get done with nothing.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Wrapping Up Summer in the Middle of Nowhere


It's been a busy summer.

To put it mildly, it's been one hell of a summer.

And there's still the month of August to go.

What can you get done in the middle of nowhere? On no money? With no budget?

Quite a bit. I'm living proof.

Since I came back to my ghost town the end of January, a lot's been done out here in the middle of nowhere:

Made a new short film
Wrote a new book
Screened films at over 50 film festivals worldwide
Ran a monthly free short film festival worldwide
Ran for U.S. Congress

All on no money.

That's just a recap off the top of my head. A lot of other things have happened too.

And things just keep rocking.

I love being an underground filmmaker.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Free No Budget Filmmaking Ebook

FREE No Budget Filmmaking Ebook:


Award-winning Independent Filmmaker Shares Secrets to Making a Movie

Lamar, Missouri Can anyone make a movie with no money?

The world is about to find out. And for free.

Award-winning filmmaker and writer Jack Truman has released an innovative, groundbreaking book that shows how anyone can make a movie with no money. NO BUDGET FILMMAKING is a new ebook that shares secrets on how to make an independent film from an idea, to production and distribution.

An informative, alternative, out-of-the-box reference book for the film industry, NO BUDGET FILMMAKING covers a wide range of tips and tools: from proven filmmaking techniques, valuable industry resources and more, this book guides the aspiring filmmaker from concept to distribution on the film festival circuit, and beyond. A must-have resource for anyone who needs help with making a low budget film on their own, NO BUDGET FILMMING is a breakthrough book for the next generation of filmmakers.

I'm living proof that anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well known filmmaker with no money. All you need is an idea, a camera and a computer. And you can make a movie and share it with the world in the independent film industry”.

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It's not hard to make a movie. You just have to make your movie”, states Truman. “Everyone has a story to tell. And there is an audience out there for your film. You just have to make it and get it out there. I want to give everyone the chance to tell their story, sing their song and share it with the world”.


Jack Truman is an award-winning filmmaker and 30 year veteran of stage and film. A former professor at Texas A&M University, Truman has also appeared in several television series and major motion pictures. Combined, Truman's films have screened at over 400 film festivals worldwide to date. Jack was on the Short Film Jury at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. He has a Master's degree in Communications and a Bachelor's degree in Business.

Author: Jack Truman

Publication Date: July 2016

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ISBN: 9781310951800, Ebook, 42,950 words

Nonfiction / Entertainment / Film / Performing Arts / Independent Film / Film Festivals