When you hear someone mention indie, what comes first into your mind?
Is it the fact that indie films are underrated? Or is it the fact that indie films are award-winning despite being underrated?
You see, there’s more to indie films than what’s already obvious.
Here’s even a few on what indie films can teach us:
Indie films teach us the value of hard work and originality.
Just think of it like writing a 2000-word blog post. You work hard to put it up nicely online, as well as to make it original as possible. The result? A blog post like no other, even if there’s only a few people who would likely read it.
But, enter the word underrated and you’ve got what most of this kind of film is being treated as nowadays. Still, nothing changes this fact: indie films stand out more than all the others – the exact reason why they get landslide wins in various competitions, as well as world festivals, despite having box-office films as rivals. A great example? 1951’s Joshua Tree film festival winner.
Indie films teach us the value of patience and intense passion.
By patience, it means waiting for their time to come no matter what other people might say. And by intense passion, it means continuing to do what they love no matter what other people might do. And yes, that’s right – indie films can teach us these things, just like how Mother Nature guides us in the right direction.
Indeed, there’s more to indie films than what’s already obvious.
How about you?
Do you like watching indie films?
What’s your most favorite indie film? Why? What’s your least favorite indie film? Why not?
What do you think indie films can teach us?
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