Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Testifying on Indie Film

I want to testify. I work really hard to make really good indie films. And I struggle with my colleagues who make really good indie films to get them to see the light of day. I wish it were easy to build audiences but it isn't. And that's okay. I'll keep on working at it. 

Why is it so hard to build audiences? Well it's really hard to compete with the resources that the studios have. They can funnel money toward advertising and marketing. I can try my might with my limited resources. I can tweet and update facebook and myspace pages and promote the film as much as possible. But do I have a chance?

I hope. 

And my colleagues hope.

We work as hard as we can to express ourselves and we won't stop. Why? Because we love movies. And we will keep making them. No matter what. 

So while many will lament the state of the industry. I will say, let's keep making movies. We need them. 

2 comments:

Marian said...

Yes!!!!! I'm right with you--

You've made my day, in conjunction with this "Interminable Moon" post—http://screenmeister.blogspot.com/2009/11/day-three.html

Thank you.

Jentri said...

Me, too! It's a fickle world we're up against, but we will prevail... thanks for words of encouragement, Jane. :)

Reminded me of this quote:

We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies. - Walt Disney

hmmmmmmm.