As we’re talking about the challenges of getting a commercial indie production off the ground, I thought I’d link to these (1 2 3 4 5) posts from Eduardo Sanchez of Haxan, co-creator of the 1999 indie film mega-hit The Blair Witch Project, that cost $22,000 to produce and earned an estimated $250 million at the box office.
The 5 posts are about the nightmare they’re going through with their follow-up project, Altered:
I mean, how can you go from one of the biggest INDIE successes of all time to a straight-to-DVD release? How?
Now that’s scary.