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12 Key Traits of the “Indie-Friendly” Director

Posted by Phil On January - 15 - 2014

by Mynette Louise   ( Mynette serves as an advisor to IFP, the Sundance Institute, and A3 Asian American Artists Foundation, and has been a consultant for international sales agent Visit Films.)

Here’s a few off her list

Fast writer
Editing experience
Vast knowledge of film
Technically adept

“Not every director is suited for low-budget indie filmmaking, and that’s OK if you’re Terrence Malick or David Fincher. But chances are, you’re not…or not yet, anyway. I get a fair number of calls from biggish directors and producers who are having trouble raising money for their films and want to explore how to make them on the super-cheap. I’ve entertained some of these requests, collecting funny anecdotes along the way, like the director who wanted to fly in stars from another country and rent large trailers for them, but forego unions and production insurance…

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