November 26, 2009
Panel: Indie Film Roulette
Want insight into some of the ugly truths about the indie biz? We’ve devised a way for you to see how filmmakers think – not as they’re taught in film school but as they must, on their feet, in the real world where circumstances shift and money changes hands.
All of our panelists were given a premise and asked to tell us how they’d approach it. We then began throwing them a variety of curve balls. How did they cope with lost financing, casting catastrophes, and other obstacles that can hold a film back on its way to the screen?
Meanwhile, the audience participated in what we’re calling “indie roulette” and voted on which panelist would ultimately get to make his or her project. Sure, it’s a game, but as it unfolds, we think you’ll gain valuable perspective on the often risky world of filmmaking.