Anthony Kaufman’s optimistic assessment of the current market’s effect on indie film from The Toronto Film Festival and beyond.
Yes, modern technology saves dollars and creates a more efficient process from start to finish. Yes, social media has created a more dynamic, yet direct connection from filmmaker to audience. But, the best takeaway discussed budget. As long as investors can project risk, they are still financing lower budget films, particularly when multiple investors are involved.
“We have this strange obsession with wanting to know the future. But if you can learn to let that go, and admit you don’t know, you can stay focused on the very valuable skill of helping people here-and-now, instead of guessing what might be some day.”—