Independent Film Experience: Interviews with Directors and Producers available in Paperback
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- McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
You see them on the video shelves, with titles such as Shadow Tracker, Psycho Girls, and The Blair Witch Project. Skeptically, perhaps, you rent one and slip it into the VCR. Hey, you think, this isn’t so badsometimes actually quite good. Suddenly, you discover that there is a whole range of movies from filmmakers operating outside the studio system that have their own attractions that the big budget fare can’t match. You have, of course, discovered the world of independent filmmaking.
A fascinating group of independent film directors and producers, in interviews with the author, discuss their work and the state of the independent film industry at the end of the 20th century. Joe Bagnardi, Dennis Devine, Andrew Harrison, Jeff Leroy, Andrew Parkinson, Brett Piper, and 23 others cover such topics as the increased interest in independent films and how they are changing thanks to high-tech advances. These filmmakers vary widely in age, experience, formats and budgetsand choice of subject matterbut they all have a great passion for their work.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.48(d)|
About the Author
Kevin J. Lindenmuth has worked in the film/television business for about 30 years, in New York and Detroit. He has written and produced a dozen features, with worldwide distribution, and seven documentaries, most of them for PBS. He is the author of three previous books on independent filmmaking.
Table of Contents
|Part I||One Filmmaker's Experience|
|Part II||The Directors and Producers|
|Mark Burchett and Michael D. Fox||64|
|Bruce G. Hallenbeck||90|
|Ted V. Mikels||124|
|Mike Strain, Jr.||186|
|Part III||Additional Commentaries|
|Walking Between the Raindrops||199|
|Theatrical Exhibition for Video Movies||217|