So What Really is an Independent Film?
This is a question I’ve been asked many times.
“What is an Independent Film?”
Is George Lucas an independent filmmaker? He did make all his films outside the studio system and paid for them all out of his pocket. Is the $8000 horror feature created to with the sole purpose to be sold an independent film? Is the five million dollar film starring a major movie star that worked for scale an independent film?
The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking written by Mark and Michael Polish is a book I’m current reading and has an entire chapter dedicated to the topic. I discuss the question, in depth, in this episode. We are all indie filmmakers but are we making independent films? Take a listen.
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- The Declaration of Independent Filmmaking: An Insider’s Guide to Making Movies Outside of Hollywood
- The Astronaut Farmer
- For Lovers Only – DSLR Film that Made $500,000 on NO Budget
- How to Make a Feature Film for a $1000 with Mark Duplass
- How to Shoot and Sell SIX Features in a Year with Joe Swanberg
- USC Film School’s ONLY On-line Course: Directing the Actor
- FreeFilmBook.com (Your FREE Audio Book)
- Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!
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