The indie film world was very different than it is today. This was before the near destruction of indie film caused by the triple disasters of the Writers Strike, Digital Disruption, and the Great Recession a few years later. The excitement around "cheap digital filmmaking" was centered on the Canon XL1 mini-DV standard definition camera. If you were cool in Hollywood in those days, you had to carry around an XL-1.
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My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — HOT CAR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5zfhD2GSo4 I said to myself, for quite some time now, "I gotta do SOMETHING." Tired of projects failing, hating the junior high cliquishness of crowdfunding, realizing it's been too many years. I sought the Holy Grail of indie filmmaking: two people, one room, one day. So, at Thanksgiving time 2014, I took an inventory of … Continue reading My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — HOT CAR
My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — CROWDFUNDING SUCKS.
CROWDFUNDING SUCKS. In the past two days, I've had some conversations that remind me that there is no "fun" in crowdfund. It is a necessary evil, borne of the collapse of the economy, possibly the only chance for the art of filmmaking to continue. That's versus the marketing channel that is the current Hollywood studio … Continue reading My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — CROWDFUNDING SUCKS.
My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — THE MOVIE THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE
After working in television, radio, and video since high school, I eventually pushed myself into the indie film biz, which suited my creative and entrepreneurial nature. That involved me acquiring scripts and novels of other writers and trying to make them into movies. [UPDATED, see end of blog posting.] For instance, I acquired a New … Continue reading My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — THE MOVIE THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE
My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — The battle to make an independent movie
One of the odd things about being an independent filmmaker is the battle to get into production. Those of us who don't have well-to-do families or impressive connections to powerful people have to cultivate other ways to fund the production. This is especially true today with all the turmoil in the indie film biz and … Continue reading My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — The battle to make an independent movie
My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — PASSION
Once in a while, maybe once in a life, a person can become consumed by a passion project. That’s me. My passion project is EVERYBODY SAYS GOODBYE--The Story of a Father and Son, which will be a powerful indie motion picture, a thriller drama. By the way, throughout August I am raising funds to make … Continue reading My Bumpy Road Through “Hollywood” — PASSION