It’s great there are several outlets these days for independent films to thrive such as:www.imdb.com, film festivals and netflix.com. Go to www.imdb.com and they will even show you the most popular independent films for 2013. There’s one independent feature film called “Fruitvale Station” which is about the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. This film was acquired by The Weinstein Company for $2.5 million on January 21, 2013, two days after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. I believe other independent films such as “The Last Straw” will have the same success, given the same opportunities and support system as this film. One of the outlets and support system that “The Last Straw” project is utilizing is Kickstarter.com. And once this project has reached it’s funding goal, production for the film will begin and it will be showcased at film festivals and will seek distribution as well. For more information on “The Last Straw” project, click here.
There was a time when cable television was mandatory in every household, because you couldn’t see your favorite TV show, sports or movies without it. Now, you have several companies like Netflix, EpixHD and even Amazon offering digital streaming of your favorite shows and movies. I have cable TV in my home and I usually DVR my favorite shows to watch them at a later time and date. But I am seriously considering these other alternatives because it saves money and I don’t even have time to enjoy TV as much. There are always reruns on cable TV, and and can’t watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it unless you pay an additional fee. With Netflix, EpixHD and Amazon, you pay a small monthly fee to see a vast amount of TV shows and movies. There is old and new content, and the good thing is, you can watch it anytime you like. Netflix even has independent films that you can watch on their website, which is great for indie filmmakers like Jeff Renfroe’s “The Last Straw”. Take a moment to visit explore these sites and see what they have to offer!