Directors that may not be household names but have done what many aspiring filmmakers hope to do-- successfully finance, shoot, and distribute their films-- depict the real ups and downs of the independent film industry in this candid interview collection. Showing how they assembled the resources to make a film without any "ins" or private funding, the 14 first-person interviews discuss what it was like to live on a shoestring budget, drum up the nerve to ask others for money, and launch a career that does not have a tried-and-true path. Aimed at both the independent-film fan and those interested in becoming filmmakers themselves, the interviews cover a wide variety of subjects, including what they studied in school, why they decided to become a filmmaker, and whether or not they have any regrets. David Jacobson, Everett Lewis, Justin Lin, and Peter Sollett are among the directors included.
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