June 25th, 2013
Independent films are some of the most interesting and entertaining films being produced today. Many of these films deal with issues that the big studios don’t think will have commerical appeal. Film festivals are an important place for independent films to become known as they try to build an audience. Winning an award at a major festival can really boost an indie film’s financial prospects.
The Sundance Film Festival is considered the top place for independent filmakers to screen their work. This festival began in 1978, and it screens dozens of films each winter.Get more information here. < Read the rest of this entry »
April 21st, 2013
When one thinks of independent film, they think about something that isn’t as mainstream as studio features, with a raw beauty both in concept and in cinematography. The couples in independent film have immense variety.
There are loves like the adorable quirky couples, such as in Charlyne in “Paper Heart” or Clementine in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” But there are also raw and real people who are far from perfect such as, Dean and Cindy Read the rest of this entry »
May 13th, 2012
Whether you got an indie channel through some Direct TV Deals or you’ve always been an adamant proponent of indies, you’ve got a love for the genre. We do too! Thanks for coming. Here are a few of our favorite indie actors of the moment and why you should be watching them:
Elizabeth Olsen – Despite the fact that she’s become a sort-of fashion icon, Elizabeth is really making marks in her film career. After her recent success in Mary Martha Margaret May she’s become recognized by directors and film watchers alike.
Michael Pitt – The star of “The Dreamers” is one of the hottest new stars in indie. He’s got that look and intensity that make him a casting director’s favorite and his range is so far showing no bounds.
Michael Cera – He’s made a few breakout moves with films like Superbad but Cera’s still got that indie spirit that makes him one of our favorites. He’s only got a few years left before entering ‘young man’ stage which will make him imminently less watchable so catch him now while you can so you can get your fill.
September 14th, 2011
Parker Posey earned her title as ‘the Queen of the Indies’ with her steady and welcome presence in alternative and art-house movies since her debut in “Dazed and Confused’ (1993). Posey became the quintessential art house goddess with 1995-s “Party Girl.’ As Mary, the good-time heroine who must work off her bail in a library, she captured the hip fashion and the dark heart of the 1990s underground scene. Her offbeat beauty and witty humor has kept Parker steadily employed for the last two Read the rest of this entry »
September 11th, 2011
A very impressive young actor to recently surface in Independent films, is Joe Luckay. Joe was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s only been on the acting scene for a few years, but he is getting a lot of very impressive accolades for his roles, in the Independent film genre. Luckay was cast in the leading role of the film ‘One Hour Fantasy Girl’, he played the sweet confident, boy next door, ‘Bobby Richards’, who had some not so innocent undertones.
Luckay also has a featured role in the short independent film, ‘Manchild’, Read the rest of this entry »
September 10th, 2011
Independent film Queen
Parker Posey –
Forget the huge movie stars, forget the glam and perfection. Come into the reality of good raw acting style. Visit with Ms. Parker Posey. Her two best independent films “Henry Fool (1997)” and “Broken English (2007)” are weird, off center and awe inspiring. Filmed a decade apart, they show the depth of characterization that make Posey the queen of indie actors. Generally you can’t go wrong simply following along with her list of film credits, from “Dazed and Confused” to “Kicking Read the rest of this entry »
September 9th, 2011
Best Independent Films Ever Made are full of angst and growth but most off all fantastic music. Its the sound and the absence of sound that create mood and rhythm for the American Independent film.
Smithereens (1982) – The awakening of post feminism and the independent film movement can thank Susan Seidleman. In this incredibly written tightly woven nod to the end of a punk era, Seidleman thrusts Wren into our lives to be a unlikeable anti hero. Often lost in the wake to Read the rest of this entry »