From chattering cicadas to shooting in ‘magic hour’ independent Australian film producer Gregory Ferris discusses the challenges of making a successful low or no-budget film.

The Land, made for just $50,000, has featured at the Berlin International Art Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival and won awards at the New York Independent Cinema Awards and Snowdance Independent Film Festival in Germany, where Ingvar Kenne was named best director.

Watch the video of Pranav Harish’s interview with Ferris, a senior lecturer in media arts and production at the University of Technology Sydney.

Editing by Lisa Edser. First camera, Aston Brown. Second camera, Ryan Lum.