It’s not a wonder that two brands of independent artistry have become iconic when the structure of their entire business model has been to put power into the hands of the people.
Apple’s Macintosh turns 30-years young this week. That’s a meaningful milestone, and it represents three decades of developing self-reliant artisanal endeavors in the realm of digital media.
Sundance Film Festival also turns 30-years young this week, with its world-changing cinematic celebration becoming the grandaddy of all DIY digital filmmaking.
These two brands are indicative of something in the world of digital storytelling, transmedia to use the catch phrase, that has been building for three decades.
What current brands will be the next dimension in DIY artistry and independent filmmaking?
Today, smartphones and Vine or YouTube are the realm of the independent filmmaker/storyteller, but these seem to leave a lot off the table for the audience.
Nic Pizzolatto might be the hottest writer in Hollywood at the moment.
His new HBO series, True Detective, will be the talked about serial for 2014. Emphasis on “serial,” because the show follows the diabolical exploits of a serial killer in and around the swamps and bayous of Louisiana.
Matthew McConaughey will be as lauded for his role as Rust Cohle as any other, including his Dallas Buyer’s Club gig. His character slowly unravels while investigating murders that defile any sense of rational perception.
Thusly, the tagline: “Man Is the Cruelest Animal.”
The movie is part of the “Orphic Trilogy,” directed by Jean Cocteau.
Its title is The Blood of a Poet.
The brief synopsis is: “Told in four episodes, an unnamed artist is transported through a mirror into another dimension, where he travels through various bizarre scenarios.”
Thusly it begins…