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Independent Filmmaking and Digital Convergence by Vladan Nikolic

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2Rise of the Independent Filmmaker

My first film “The Unbelievable Truth” was quite a big film at the Toronto Film Festival, which was the first time that I had to ask people what indie means, because that’s when I heard about the term. It was a tag invented by people whose work is to market films. It immediately struck me it reminded me of the interview I read with Elvis Costello, where he said, people labeled him as punk. He said “whatever”. That’s how I felt about indie films.

Hal Hartley, Filmmaker1

The convergence of technological advances with more experimental and improvisational filmmaking methods in the late 1950s and early 1960s led to the first significant departure from Hollywood mainstream narrative cinema. New technologies included ...

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