What we really need is a changed film culture that views online self-releases not with disdain, as second-rate work, but with curiosity. If films that do not receive theatrical distribution are legitimized, so to speak, we’ll find films with more success in this realm, and may even begin to see filmmakers opting to go this route as opposed to trying to sell their film.
Our Zachary Wigon asks: “how do you solve a problem like indie film market saturation?
If filmmakers gravitate more exclusively to the crowdfunding model, gone may be the days of waiting years to try to get a movie financed; far better to realize in 30 days that your film idea is an unpopular one than after shopping it around for ages. This allows filmmakers to shift their priorities to other projects with greater ease.