Thursday, March 25, 2010
Piracy And The Indie Filmmaker
Let's take a break from all the recent horror blogger interwebs drama, shall we? If you aren't privy to it, good. You've saved yourself a splitting headache.
I'd like to direct your attention to a bit of a rant and opinion piece about internet piracy and the indie filmmaker, written by director Lee Vervoort, creator of the film Gun Town.
As most of you know, we support indie horror filmmakers (and indie filmmakers in general) and are sensitive to the plight of Lee and filmmakers like him. We've become friends with filmmakers that we've brought to your attention, whether it be through reviews, interviews or networking and postings on other blogs in order to get their names and films out there. We feel a personal connection to them, some of them even following up and asking our opinion (yes, our dopey little blog's opinion) about their upcoming projects. Quite simply put, we are disgusted by the actions of those who download their films and the films of others, raping the directors and compromising their ability to make a dime off of THEIR OWN MOVIES.
Lee's opinion piece is fair and lacks any sort of finger pointing. What it's motivated me to do (and it should to you as well) is to buy a copy of the film. At the very least, you should seek it out and rent it. Hell, the guy is even donating proceeds from the film (which comes neatly packaged and presented) to United Cerebral Palsy. If that doesn't say something about the character of the filmmaker himself, then I don't know what does.
Much respect and admiration to Lee and all of the indie filmmakers out there who work so hard and tirelessly to bring their passion to life.
For more information about Gun Town, clicky here.
Cortez the Killer