Hi there! Have I ever mentioned that Hunter Thompson is one of my favorite journalists ever? I think the subject came up last summer in a post I wrote about our trip to Portland, OR.
Anyhow, suffice it to say that after nearly breaking my neck/dying while attending an indie film seminar earlier this year, I realized what producing was all about.
Then I chose to be happy, and I became a happy fool.
This is because we can all do business on the Internet, with or without
Amazon any middlemen, right?
“It’s a strange world. Some people get rich and others eat shit and die.” — Hunter S. Thompson
But my point — and there is one! — is to tell you about a couple of awesome indies on the Internet.
First, here’s an awesome film project: The Indywood Movie Project: Invasion of the Not Quite Dead!
I’ve donated a few pound thingies toward the project. That’s the really great thing about PayPal. It’s international and it’s awesome.
And be sure to follow AD Lane, who is amazing. His film is totally fan supported, and he’s been tweeting for contributions like
forever for years.
picture Twitter avatar or he had a really hard night before the picture was taken or the film is based on his life.
Yes, yes … all in good fun. I sometimes mistake myself for a zombie.
AD Lane and Christa Faust both have their projects featured on my blog sidebar under the heading “Indies Rock.” Christa’s project is the awesome hardboiled private eye series Butch Fatale: Dyke Dick! This series is going great guns. Keep on rocking, Christa! Looking forward to Bouchercon.
Here’s the cover of the latest release!
Now … I will include this recent post from Lee Goldberg’s blog and let it speak for itself.
Along with this interesting quote:
“In the old days we had the time and money to give prospective stars a slow build up. Today, an actor makes it fast or he doesn’t make it at all.”
Hal B Wallis September 14, 1898 – October 5, 1986
Ever wonder why actors want to be producers? Now you know.
PS: All systems go for the Austin Film Festival.
I must be nuts, but I can’t wait to go!
UPDATED: I just read the most interesting blog post called Crossroads.
It reminded me of a post I’d written about choosing a new path.