A friend of mine in NYC was so into the look of the actual film on my recent (still in post-prod) short that she is toying with the idea of shooting 16mm or Super16 on her third feature.
Her first was shot on a DSLR. Her second digitally (I forget which Sony, but it's a good camera and far better than any DSLR).
The subject matter and tone would benefit from a film look and she really loves the look she seen in recent 16mm productions.
She was able to shoot her last film with an average of two takes due to robust rehearsals. She is thinking a 3:1 ratio for the next feature. I told her 4:1 is more realistic.
We are talking about a romance/drama of around maybe 1hr 45 minutes. No FX. No car chases, etc.
So how can I help her get an estimate on what she might spend on film stock? Processing and grading?
Her budget will be around 100k if shot digitally, but she may be able to push it to 125k if she can shoot on film.
Any help in coming up with some numbers or estimates would be greatly appreciated.