The Indie Film Bubble and New Perspectives on the Day Job for Producers and Artists

 

 

Check out indie producer Mike Ryan’s guest post on the Hope for Film blog on indieWIRE. In his view indie producers who used to be like Rock Stars are now more like  Jazz Artists. This is  somewhat disheartening for me as I continue in my efforts to develop several feature documentary and narrative features. On the other hand he points out  that this may  lead to a return to a focus on artistry and integrity in indie films. That’s a  refreshing view point and I hope my films can attain the highest level of legitimacy once developed and released.

During the recent Meetup of Seattle’s DocuTalk@911 indie producer Nadeem Uddin shared his own experience producing Bhopal: The Search for Justice amongst his other films. I was so impressed with his own commitment to difficult topics that I began to recommit myself in my  efforts to produce The Stanley Mute Project. This is the film about an Yup’ik artist incarcerated under unbelievable circumstances by our Western standerds and his odyssey and that of his people.

In my perspective earning  a living wage with some  creature comforts is  acceptable. If I wanted the Hollywood lifestyle I would have gone Hollywood years ago anyway! During another recent Meetup of King County wedding vendors I began to feel more confident in my own abilities in making a living  at my day job as a photographer, videographer and production crew. Creative work in this area will support my efforts as an indie producer/director. Please look around my site  and let me know if I  can help you out in any way. Then give Mike’s post a good read!.

Guest Post: Mike Ryan on “Let’s Celebrate The ‘Collapse’ Of The Indie Film Bubble” > Hope for Film.

 

 

 

 

Mike S Ryan has produced 14 films in the past seven years

Raising Cash for Indie Films with Kickstarter

Check out the link below for some valuable advice on how to use Kickstarter to fund your film project, (or other creative endeavor). I have a couple of projects which may get the Kickstarter treatment soon. One is a music video with James Whetzal of Das Dhoom fame about all of the interesting city and town names in Washington State. The other is a documentary about incarcerated Alaska Native artist and family friend Stanley Mute. You can see some of his work here on my mother’s website: http://www.heartworksak.net/

And for more on Kickstarter check out John August’s blog.

Kickstarting indie films | johnaugust.com.

Raising movie funds on Kickstarter

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Doc project on jailed artist Stanley Mute