Meet Robert Rodriguez, independent film maker. Ring a bell? He should, because he’s behind blockbuster feature films such as Desperado, The Faculty, Sin City, and the Spy Kids series. And he has what you can call a home based business. And no, it’s not your typical soap-making business which he operates from home. He makes films not from Hollywood, but from his studio in Austin, Texas. And he’s learned to make his own movies’ costumes, props and even digital special effects. Yep. All in-house. Those parts of the budget which drive up Hollywood budgets, he handles himself with the help of his employees (who are, by the way, Austin locals). Results? Dirt cheap production budget.
What’s even more amazing is that he can swing that without making the movie suffer quality. If it did he wouldn’t have a lot of box-office hits to his credit, would he? Now that’s great business sense right there. What’s even more beautiful about the set-up, says Rodriguez, is that since he isn’t overspending, studios do not try to control him that much, which allows him to maximize all his film making abilities to the fullest, which in turn, gives him a bigger chance of making yet another movie hit. Brilliant.