Is there any way to create a unique short film as a teengager?
I'm a junior wanting to create a film with a small group of my friends over the summer, and as I've been trying to write out all the limitations we're gonna have and think up some ideas, I realize with what we do have, there isn't very much room to create a story with a unique conflict that hasn't already been done. Iḿ trying to think maybe more of an informational-type film rather than a fictional one? But at the same time, I really want to play with a nice, story-driven script. Obviously, our resources would be limited, with basic camera equipment and cheap tools besides that (plus a budget preferably under $150), as well as limited places to shoot, so I'd like the story to be a really good one to compensate. Any ideas for inspiration, or even just generally where I could get inspiration, would be greatly appreciated!
So far my initial ideas are: Coming of age film about identity, existentialism, etc. Documentary about the day in the life of an ordinary person. Or, a script with no speaking lines and just a film with a bunch of symbolism and driven by acting. Trying to think different in terms of most high school student-made short films. Thanks!