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Indie Filmmaking – Why It’s a Hard Knock Life

by Jeff Chamberlain.

Imagine this! A two-week prep, an 11-day shoot, then eternity before the movie is released. Do you really want to be an indie filmmaker?

Now that my new film, “Abandoned Mine,” is coming to theaters Friday, plus cable VOD and iTunes, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But the lights weren’t always on.

After 20 drafts of my script, I was ready to shoot. But my lead investor wasn’t. He stopped returning phone calls one month before we were scheduled to shoot. He died of cancer. I didn’t know. And I didn’t have a second choice.

Read the rest of this article from The Wrap.

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