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Book Shelf 2017: The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Written by: FFT Webmaster | July 31st, 2017

The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking
The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING

By Dan Mirvish
Routledge/Taylor & Francis
A Focal Press Book
New York

   Learning how to produce ultra-low-budget feature films is a demanding and complicated task. Even earning a bachelor’s degree in Film, from many of the nation’s best film schools, often fails to provide the intricate methodology of professional producing. Dan Mirvish remedies this inadequacy by providing all the information you need to know in this erudite, anecdotal and humorous book. Brevity is the essence of wit and Mirvish imparts his philosophy with a poignancy that becomes part of your filmmaking DNA.

     Mirvish, an indie filmmaker, was one of the founders of “Slamdance“-a festival Robert Redford asserted was a parasite oh his Sundance Festival.
     Mirvish imparts his twenty years experience in a logical and productive manner.   The book begins with “Getting Started “and concludes with ‘Finishing with Abandon” Presenting helpful hints on the indie film business, Mirvish will save you much money and aggravation.

     His discussion of the ins and outs of Distribution are worth the price of the book alone.

If you are going to make it in this competitive indie world you must secure this book. This is the one!


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