What makes us “Independent” cinema? What is so “Indy” about us?
That’s the question I hope to not answer in this article. Instead, I’d like to rage against the machine. The real question is “WHY are we labeled as “Independent” cinema?” “WHY CALL US INDY?“
What does it even mean to be INDY? The Machine says, “My definition of independent: without any sort of financial backing.”
Do we need to constantly remind the audience that we aren’t being given money by a movie studio?
Everyone likes an underdog story, but only when the underdog comes out on top.
Either the underdog succeeds and earns respect thus shaking off the underdog label or they fail and remain an underdog. They don’t then go around bragging about being the underdog.