Featured Project

The Land

Tragedy forces Amanda Burke to return to her Vermont roots where she must choose between her urban dream or working with the troubled ranch hand whose invisible scars threaten to upend it all.

Filmed entirely in Vermont with an 89% in-state crew, The Land’s four-day shoot realized a 67% savings over going rates in New York and Los Angeles. Based on standard union rates, using the same budget line items, the production would have cost between $95,000 and $120,000 USD, but came in at $32,261.


Production Savings

  • Union Standard Budget $
  • Sustainable Budget $
  • Actual Cost with VPC $

These numbers are variable on several factors, but demonstrates the ease and cooperation with which the production was executed. An additional day was added for pick-ups; most of the production staff did not ask for additional salary for that day, others offered a highly discounted rate, on top of their already discounted rate. The production also received support from outside sources on catering, location rentals, equipment rentals, post production, sound, musical licensing and other line items that would otherwise be unavailable to outside producers.

Production Partners

armani outlet
champlain college
helmholz fine art
main idea
mountain media
mountain school at winhall
new england studios
queen city rentals
raptor films
urban rhino
velocity media
vermont community foundation
vermont country store