Category: independent

The Archetype of the Prodigy

“Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.” -advice from Merlin to Arthur, “The Once and Future King,” by T.H. White This piece in the NY Times Magazine features interviews with various highly successful…

Alexander Payne

On why he keeps returning to Nebraska to make movies: [Payne] told me, “Fellini used to say, ‘They’ve asked me to go to America many times to make films. But I don’t know how they drive there—I don’t even know how they hold their coffee.’ I kind of felt that way. Here in Nebraska, I feel comfortable with the details.…

Hockey Movie

Bryan (director) and Ashley (producer) tell the story of an independent feature film gone awry. I want to be clear – the purpose of posting this is not to take pleasure in the misfortunes of fellow filmmakers. Everyone in the film industry shares production horror stories, for catharsis I guess; the more horrific, the better. This is one of the…