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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Underground Filmmaking in Los Angeles

The Underground Filmmaker

It's easy to make a movie. If you want to make a movie.

All you have to do is start making your movie.

I'm living proof that anyone can make a movie. With no money. And be a well known filmmaker around the world.

All you have to do to start is get a cheap camera and start shooting.

Well, I'm here in Hollywood. Got back here in November from back home in the Ozarks, and over these first 4 months here in Los Angeles, it's been maddening. Things have been taking off with a bang.

The free monthly short film screening series I started back home, we brought here to L.A.; and it's exploded. Every month, we have a free short film screening event at different bars across Los Angeles, and get huge turnouts:

Back in November, I began shooting a No Budget feature film documentary about actors trying to make it in Hollywood. And shooting is clipping along. There's a lot of actors in this city:

My latest short film, the brand new documentary short DOCKERY & SON had its World Premiere last month at a film festival in Louisiana. And next month, screens film festivals in Arizona, California and Indiana:

Phoenix Film Festival
Riverside Film Festival
River Bend Film Festival

And that doesn't include everything else going on in this city right now.

Being here in Los Angeles, a creative mind finds the time to shine. And you don't have to be with the big name studios to get your work out and seen in this city. Screw the artificial Hollywood film industry. People in this city are hungry for original, no budget film.

Underground filmmaking. It rocks. I love it.

I love being a filmmaker. I love making movies with no money.