Synopsis: I think indie movie making as a business model is deader than fried chicken.
Hoping to make your little movie and make a living off of it, until you can get the next one going? Very unlikely, unfortunately.
As somebody mentioned in an email to me about this, moviemaking digital tools came along to help reduce (some) costs of moviemaking, but other digital tools came along that stripped away the marketability of those films even faster (bootleg downloads, too much content, competition for time from internet/cable/DVDs/games/etc.) and the math isn’t working out favorably right now.
I’m sure these ideas will be a topic of discussion at Sundance. Can’t wait to report what the scuttlebutt is there.