Why do indies ape Hollywood?

Dear Indie Filmmaker,

I saw some of your movies at Sundance and Slamdance this year and I was deeply inspired. Inspired by your commitment to both the on-going development of your craft and your unshakable determination to find an audience for your work.

However, I couldn’t help but notice that there are places where you’re still stuck in ways of thinking that slow you down, compromise your art, and dilute your message. This is a letter written with deep sincerity, and from my intense desire to see you succeed in liberating your mind, and reaching all those other minds.

Eric Escobar’s Open Letter to Indie Filmmakers