pedestrians, the protesters, the policemen.
What does it mean to be an independent filmmaker?
In the independent world, I go out and raise the money to buy the project. I go to Chicago, New York. I’ll meet with a dairy farmer, I’ll meet with a huge real estate magnate, I’ll meet with the owner of a name brand clothing store. These are all money people who want to give their money to movies. I’m going to New York on Friday to explain projects to them. Right now, I have seven pictures that they’re making money off of, that have A-list stars that everybody loves – Kate Bosworth, Ewan McGregor. I did six movies – produced and financed – in about 20 months.
Let’s say you lose money. What happens to the investors at that point?
It’s very hard to lose money on a film, at least in new films. There’s so many lives of the movie, from the theatrical and