Monday, January 15, 2007

Anyone self-distributing any interesting ultra-indie/high quality/low budget movies this year? Lemme know.

Image: Ninja & blind date from Date Number One. Copyright 2006 Sujewa Ekanayake/Wild Diner Films

d.i.y. 2007? All the upcoming movies from Hollywood & indiewood are kind of interesting, but not as interesting as ultra-low budget, self-distributed D.I.Y. film action - as we saw in '06 with several projects, including Head Trauma, Mutual Appreciation, Jumping Off Bridges, etc. It's like watching far away fireworks (h-wood & i-wood stuff) vs. eating a small well backed yummy cake with a nice cup of coffee at a well lit & colorful all night diner with some fine company/good conversation/eye candy/hot possibilities and good music (high quality, ultra-low budget, self-distributed diy stuff).

I am getting myself & Date Number One ready for a whole bunch of DVD & theatrical distribution action this spring. Details on the DNO distro action coming soon/this month.

We should also be able to see Amir Motlagh's first feature Whale at some point this year, around May - June I think.

If anyone else has or knows about any interesting ultra-indie, low budget self distributed movies for '07, leave a comment or send me an e-mail, will look into those projects & perhaps write about them this year. 'cause we will no doubt hear an endless amount about the H-wood & i-wood movies, so gotta make some room for the ultra-indie (quality ultra-indie stuff) to keep my media universe in balance & moving forward.

maybe i'll start things off with checking out what's coming up at the ever reliable real indie theater Pioneer in NYC.

i guess i should also get my lazy butt over to the AFI Silver before 1/18 to check Inland Empire out. for diy distro solidarity if not for much else.

silencio (or whatever that crazy lady said at the end of Mulholland Drive). '07 could be awesome.
- sujewa


Mike Peter Reed said...

I've been self-distributing "Crooked Features" for a while now (so not strictly new for '07). Currently the full thing is available for free streaming/download at - courtesy of google video. Enjoy! And, please rate it! Find out more at
Thanks for your time!

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