IFH 292: Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish

Mark Polish, Headlock Movie, Against the Clock Movie, Michael Polish, For Lovers Only, Twin Falls Idaho, The Astronaut Farmer

Fighting the Good Indie Film Fight with Mark Polish

Today on the show we have writer, director, author, actor, and all-around indie film pioneer Mark Polish. Mark and his brother Michael Polish (listen to his  interview here) are well known for their films, Twin Falls Idaho, Jackpot (the world’s first digital feature film, yes they beat George Lucas by a few months), The Astronaut Farmer starring Billy Bob Thornton and one of my favorite indie films ever For Lovers Only.

His new film Headlock (aka Against the Clock, more on that later in the interview)  is out in theaters and VOD.

Also, do yourself a favor and read his amazing filmmaking book The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking which is easily one of my favorite filmmaking books of all time.

Mark and I discuss his career, the challenges of maintaining your creative vision and working within and out of the Hollywood system. We also discuss how Sundance has radically changed over the years and some of his horror stories when shooting and distributing his films.

Enjoy my epic conversation with Mark Polish.

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