The film explores the ecosystem of independent cinema in India. It is an Indie about Indie cinema in India.
Independent films or Indie films are broadly defined as the low-budget films, which are made by filmmakers independently without the support of established studios or the production houses. These films are driven by individual filmmaker’s desire or passion to tell a story or to give way to their expressions or their point of view using the medium of cinema. In a democratic and civilized world order that we live in today, the Indie films allow independent voices to find an expression in the public domain.
Internationally, the establishment or the governments in the name of supporting Art & Culture extend support to such films and filmmakers.
In India, there is no organized ecosystem to support Independent cinema and therefore making independent films and sustaining such endeavors is a hugely difficult proposition.
Through this film I have tried to explore the ecosystem of Independent filmmaking in India seeking answers for the following questions:
1.What is an Indie film and how is it different from the Industry film?
2. What are the resources or avenues available for making an Indie film in India?
3.How challenging is to make and distribute an Indie film in India?
4. Is there a sustainable model for making Indie films in India?