Often people think they have to start big to create a short film. In all reality you can have a no-budget film to a major budget feature. When I filmed A Friendship That Binds, I was able to create this short with very little money. You can film on an android or ios (I-phone). It doesnt take much to get started once you have your story. Start out small and work your way up. Make sure you have great sound and lighting along with your location. Find actors that will donate their time for free or looking to build their resume. Theater students are usually looking to add work to their portfolio. Then create, keep trying until you get it right.