From TheWrap, a brief video excerpt from Sundance 2013 featuring director Lynn Shelton (“Touchy Feely”), Chris Williams (Maker Studios), Slated CEO Duncan Cork, Maker’s Williams, producer Rick Rosenthal, producer Jonathan Dana, and Indieflix’s Andreen:
Theatrical, online, RPM models. Things are changing quickly in the indie film world. The nice thing is not even 5 years ago, people were ready to write off indie films. Compare to Sundance this year where there was an active buying market.
My gut says we are in for a renaissance in independent movies. Digital filmmaking and post has made movie production much more accessible to young talent and visionaries. Digital distribution provides worldwide viewers. Yes, financing and marketing are still big issues. But when movies like last year’s Beasts of the Southern Wild can come along and do what it has done, it proves talented filmmakers who craft great stories will always find an audience.
For more of TheWrap article, go here.