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How To Make The Indiest Indie Movie Ever
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How To Make The Indiest Indie Movie Ever | 8. Get Shown At Sundance
8. Get Shown At Sundance

Why it's important:

Sundance, and for the mountain-averse, Toronto, are the best places to get your particular slice of quirky American indie pie in front of exactly the kind of journalists who’ll enjoy it most. Without a decent groundswell of respected film lovers nattering about your well-observed observations and inspired casting choices, there's a good chance your uber-indie love story will fade into the unknown.

While you and your life's work are there, look out for Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight and Paramount Vantage executives to share hobnobs with, as they'll be utterly invaluable throughout your mainstream indie career, and generally schooze about the place - watch the competition, nick a few ideas, share mixtapes and generally try to find the next big indie thing.

Just to give a couple of examples of indiesque features getting the attention they deserve thanks to Sundance, think of Junebug, Thumbsucker, Me You And Everybody We Know, Hump Day, Paper Heart, happythankyoumoreplease, Like Crazy, and, as they say, much, much more.

 

 

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1 90s
Is it just me or is the "indie" flick playing the 90s infront of people who are too young to be nostalgic? i should mention at this point that i am quite partial to "indie" flicks. And I am too young to be nostalgic. Anyway, I'm going to go and play Pokemon on my Gameboy now, while listening to to Cypress Hill and watching Star Trek: Voyager. And then make a film about it. More

Posted by sipi on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 22:20

2 What?
Ellen Page is a must for leading Lady in an Indie flick More

Posted by CambiMan on Tuesday October 16, 2012, 17:21

3 RE: Great Gerwig?
Inde films suck so much 90% of the time. More

Posted by NeoBrowser on Monday October 15, 2012, 04:46

4 Great Gerwig?
Think you might have meant Greta... Unless it was an intentional mistake commentating on her quality in Greenberg. If so hats off. If not claim it was. More

Posted by ahaig on Friday October 12, 2012, 15:01

5 Tony The Teddy Soprano
All them movis are wank, everyone of them. They are all Junos. eXCPET Where The Wild Things Are. The most un-child friendly child movie i ever seen in my life. And the best movie from the past 10 years. Cataclysmically underlooked. More

Posted by burtbondy on Friday October 12, 2012, 10:47

6 E B
With Adjustment Bureau it's more that she's the pretty girl that takes the bored man out of his humdrum existence type thing... More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Friday October 12, 2012, 09:10

7 Todd VanDerWerff Strikes Again
I dont think even he knew Manic Pixie Dream Girl would enter the lexicon so solidly... Dang... I love his blog too. So yeah. Interesting list. More

Posted by kisswithatear on Friday October 12, 2012, 04:06

8 Adjustment Bureau - 'indie'?!
Hardly, I would argue. Unless you're just putting it there just for info on roles that Emily Blunt has played, in which case I apologise. More

Posted by polkadotty5 on Friday October 12, 2012, 01:40

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Is this supposed to be part of your "Indy" week, you punning japesters...? More

Posted by JamieNC on Thursday October 11, 2012, 17:10


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