How the Directors of 'Prospect' Built a Utopia in Pre-Production by No Film School published on 2018-04-09T04:00:18Z What would you do if you were tasked with building an entire universe on an infinitesimally small budget? Where would you even start? This is probably the biggest problem that any independent filmmaker with a science fiction project must solve. Co-Directors Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell have found a solution. To put it plainly, you can't separate the money from the creativity. For Earl, Caldwell and producer Brice Budke, this meant that every creative decision was tied with a producing decision. Perhaps the most important of these decisions was to rent a warehouse in Seattle, fill it up with thirty different artists (from bike-makers to carpenters), and go through seven months of pre-production, building the universe of their debut feature "Prospect" as practically and detailed as they could. Their efforts garnered them the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award after their premiere at SXSW. This singled out their film as the best in the Visions category. NFS Producer Jon Fusco sits down with Zeek, Christopher and Brice to discuss their old-school, unorthodox methods and what it takes to build a Utopia in pre-production.