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Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America
by Ann Macbeth

Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America
work for commercial crews and then have their own projects
when they've got enough money saved up to do so.
- Ann Macbeth

The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads.
- Ann Macbeth

They will open up to what I would call corporate broadcastings
where the non-commercial material will have air time.
There's no possibility of that here right now,
none.
- Ann Macbeth

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

 

The dichotomy between art and industry is totally dysfunctional in terms of film.
- Ann Macbeth

We are the only state that does not have a State Film
Corporation there to support the commercial industry.
- Ann Macbeth

Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence.
Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
- Ann Macbeth

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The existing documentary makers still believe that
it is impossible to produce drama material in this State,
otherwise they would be doing it, they say.
- Ann Macbeth

We are not yet at the point where our size,
our being the drama industry, is sufficient to support
full time professional crews,
and that is very very important.
- Ann Macbeth

Video just accesses international information so much more readily.
- Ann Macbeth

Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't
lump yourself with capital investment.
- Ann Macbeth

I see any production of any nature being good for the
development of the whole industry.
- Ann Macbeth

It will never be Hollywood, the same way people think it should be.
I think it will grow and it will be healthy and it
will expand into more than one production house.
- Ann Macbeth

The more commercial work that is happening,
the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights,
the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.
- Ann Macbeth

We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs.
We are also here to assist people actually in their production,
non-commercial people in their production.
- Ann Macbeth

Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world.
- Ann Macbeth

The tensions are always based on financial resources.
Something like film is very problematic because it
is viewed as an art form and also as an industry with a pure commercial base.
- Ann Macbeth

All the arts are predominantly national,
and therefore the Australian Film Commission should be funding us.
The battle gets more and more vicious each year.
- Ann Macbeth

The State Film Authority will be there for film as industry only,
as is the case in all the other states,
except Victoria.
Victoria is moving more now into supporting non-commercial films.
- Ann Macbeth

We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest
in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here.
Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally.
- Ann Macbeth

In 1975 Australia was producing things like Picnic at Hanging Rock,
in other words films that I would consider still some
of the finest products to come out of Australia.
I think that our quality now is less than it was then.
- Ann Macbeth

We probably do not have a large enough industry here
to ably support the independent filmmaker to move in and out.
Much of the industry is based on full-time jobs here,
institutionalised jobs.
- Ann Macbeth

We're under the Arts Council under the Minister for the Arts.
The Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Industrial
Development have great difficulty in agreeing over
who should fund what in terms of film.
- Ann Macbeth

Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film
world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening,
so there was immense growth for industrial training films,
documentaries to do with the mining,
and the outback world.
- Ann Macbeth

The worst thing that you can do in terms of bringing
a product up to the market is to be two days after
someone else has brought a similar product to the international market-It's dead.
- Ann Macbeth

I think the long-term effect of video on cinema is
good in that what we are now getting up there on the
screen is of superior quality.
Videos are just so much more sensitive to the world.
- Ann Macbeth

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a choice - independent of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive.
When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hero needed - apply now -
open minded independent thinker -
courage preferred.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am simultaneously ME - an independent BEing
of free-will and bold courage,
and ME - an integral and inseparable element
of the web of timeless creation.
I am a paradox - a duality -
and yet an entirely unified ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self confident independent thinker -
sounds like the makings of a hero.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity
to become financially independent.
- Jim Rohn

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Id like to do an action film or a dark sort of independent piece.
- Devon Sawa

But once the person is selected, at that point that person is independent.
- Stephen Breyer

They say Formula One is a market which it can't be,
obviously.
Our market is independent, it's a sport.
- Bernie Ecclestone

I crave working on those small independent movies because
I love going to see those myself.
- Orlando Bloom

The majority of work I do is in independent films,
where you're lucky if you have five takes.
- Patricia Clarkson

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work.
Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress,
and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.
- Bob Woodward

No partnership between two independent companies,
no matter how well run, can match the speed,
effectiveness, responsiveness and efficiency of a solely owned company.
- Edward Whitacre, Jr.

My good films were independent and my bad films were not.
- Ralph Bakshi

All men are by nature born equally free and independent.
- George Mason

Yes, I definitely believe that it has some good cross-platform properties.
Object orientation was one of the techniques I used
to make Python platform independent.
- Guido van Rossum

Unconscious Polities emerge independent of conscious purpose.
- William Irwin Thompson

Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
- Benjamin Disraeli

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent.
- Charles de Gaulle

The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign
state is to be an independent sovereign state.
- Kwame Nkrumah

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.
- James Woods

My mother told me to be a lady.
And for her, that meant be your own person,
be independent.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to
no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party
has no homestead on earth.
- Stefan Zweig

I've become a real housewife.
Terry doesn't mind me working, in fact he loves me to be independent.
But I only get an allowance of $15 dollars a week,
which doesn't go very far.
- Marta Kristen

When shopping was still connected to the street it
was also an intensification and articulation of the street.
Now it has become utterly independent -
contained,
controlled, surveyed.
- Rem Koolhaas

I did seven indies because the independent market used
to be a lot better before all the stars were doing independents.
As a beginning actor, that's where you started.
- Josh Holloway

I find the most interesting and most daring scripts
tend to be for independent films.
- Neve Campbell

Sometimes you find that there is better material in
small and more independent movies.
There's more risk-taking.
- Nick Stahl

In independent film you tend to have stories that involve more of a community,
and the smaller characters are important to the story.
- David Morse

It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial
contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
- Walter Annenberg

Some of the best roles are for women in these independent,
smaller movies.
- Kyra Sedgwick

As a conservative who believes in limited government,
I believe that the only check on government power in
real time is a free and independent press.
- Mike Pence

Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself,
are doomed to fade away into mere shadows,
and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
- Hermann Minkowski

Until they come up with an independent woman who's
on an adventure of her own,
I don't think I'm interested.
- Michelle Rodriguez

I love independent filmmaking.
I don't agree with a lot of it, but that's the point.
- Gena Rowlands

It is easy to be independent when you've got money.
But to be independent when you haven't got a thing,
that's the Lord's test.
- Mahalia Jackson

There is no reality of consciousness independent of
the effects of various vehicles of content on subsequent action (and hence,
of course, on memory).
- Daniel Clement Dennett


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