Top o’ the weekend to you. Now that our St. Patrick’s Day green beer is fully digested, we have collected the best articles, essays, and blog posts about the indie film world for you to consume. And since Spring is now upon us, we recommend catching up on this reading outside, preferably in a field of flowers and baby animals.


Good Reads for the week of March 16, 2015

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s 6 Inspirational Tips for Filmmakers (via Debbie Cerda for Indiewire)
The Beyond the Lights director offers advice and shares stories (like when Prince walked out of her movie).

Revisiting All Good Things After the Revelations of The Jinx (via Nate Jones for Vulture)
How a forgotten five-year-old indie film got a second life thanks to a documentary and an arrest.

Can Indie Filmmakers Save Religious Cinema? (via Alissa Wilkinson for The Atlantic)

Five Things Not To Do When Shooting a No-Budget Film By Yourself (And Why I Did Them Anyway)
(via Sean Porter for Filmmaker Magazine)
The Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer on the pro’s of going solo.

This Cinematographer Created an Incredible DIY Camera Rig (via Ivan Rodrigues for Indiewire)
It’s like the board game Mousetrap for filmmaking.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion):

SXSW 2015 – Winners and Keynotes
See the speeches and award-winners from this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival.


A video worth watching

The first and final shot of 55 films, side-by-side:

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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