Here is an interview with Independent Filmmaker John Sayles where he talks about self-financing, self-distribution, directing actors and his movie “Go for Sisters”. It’s an amazing interview.
John Sayles is one of the all time great Independent Filmmakers and a wonderful writer.
In addition to screenplays he writes novels and short stories.
His films are always completely different from each other. Personal favorites include Eight Men Out, Matewan, Brother From Another Planet, The Return of the Seacacus Seven and Lone Star. (Oh God there are so many more…)
So check out the interview and learn something about real Independent Filmmaking.