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Ay Yi Yi - Craft Services on a MICRO, micro-budget

bigalwood Apr 20, 2011 12:39 PM

Howdy All!

For some idiotic reason, I volunteered to be in charge of craft services. Actually, the reason what because I was tired of the unhealthy food served....you know, last minute decisions because everything else is more important when you are the CEO, Writer, Director, Producer and sometimes Talent on your own independent movie. So, I stepped in to help out.

We are most likely going to make our own meals, but would love ideas on who to contact for generally breakfast and lunch meals for 10-15 people for an 11 day shoot.

Or any ideas would be great.

Thanks so much,

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    Optimista RE: bigalwood Apr 20, 2011 11:41 PM

    What is your budget?

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      bigalwood RE: Optimista Apr 21, 2011 04:39 AM

      the budget for the whole film is $5000. As I said, Micro. We are lucky if we can budget $100 a day. Obviously some days have only 12 people, and a couple of days have over 25.

      1. re: bigalwood
        shan RE: bigalwood Apr 21, 2011 06:28 AM

        I don't think they deliver, but for that many people and that small of a budget, I'd recommend banh mi sandwiches... Thanh Nhi, Tam, Baguette House are all good. They are usually $3-4 a sandwich.

        Baguette House & Cafe
        10901 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

        1. re: bigalwood
          Optimista RE: bigalwood Apr 21, 2011 06:54 AM

          Tacqueria Arandas does catering (at least, the one on N. Burnet Road does), and their tacos are great and run about $1.60 each.

          2129 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

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