DON’T BE A JERK
That’s the message of Heidi Van Lier at her recently posted “Indie Film Q&A” over at Film Independent. She’s right. An excerpt:
Last week, in Park City, I watched several talented directors quickly ruin their opportunities right before my eyes. I wanted to use this as a chance to explain something VERY IMPORTANT to the festival process, and indie film as a whole, which is… DON’T BE AN A-HOLE. Sure this is much less important in the studio world, as that is more about who makes the most cash in the end, but in the indie world, where there isn’t much cash, all that’s left are filmmaker personalities.
To protect the innocent (and the guilty) I’m going to change names and titles to keep defamation lawsuits to a minimum, and I’m going to combine 2 films and 2 different stories.
Read the dirty details at the link.