What we’re about
Indie 411 is a place to discuss, discover and share Independent films. Movie culture is vital to the continuation of movie creating. We live in a digital world which is great as we now can watch any film we want with a few clicks and an Internet connection. However, in spite of this movie culture has somewhat suffered as a result. It also has diminished the excitement of things such as physically going to the cinema, or begging your parents for a lift to a video store to buy/rent a film.
We here at Indie 411 want to very much keep movie culture alive by embracing the digital world we live in and this is why we have created this site. We have chosen to create a place where everyone can share and discover films, particularly Independent films. Why Independent films? Because in our opinion Independent films are some of the most honest and thought provoking movies out there, but unfortunately they can easily be forgotten about. Of the many Indie films that are made in a year, how many do people actually go and see? We feel passionately that we can change this.
For Film lovers
I have to stress, this website is for film lovers, we are not experts in film but we do know a good one when we see it. If you love films but don’t watch very many Indie films, this is the perfect place for you to get started.
We are all about discovery here, but if you are looking for a very educated, expert opinion, then this is probably not for you, we are built on an enthusiasm and love for film that is made up purely of our own opinions. There are many websites where you can read a critics review, we however want to keep a positive movie culture going and hope that people can discover some new films, gain more of an interest and support the films/film makers they love along the way.
Celebrating the Classics and bringing to light the New
We’re hoping that we can help celebrate the good old classic Indie films but also help the industry with bringing to light the new films. By recommending films that you may not have ever heard of it is our hope that you will discover films you never knew you could love!
“HEY! That’s not an Independent film!”
Classing films as Independent has become tricky because the term ‘Independent’ is now used far more broadly. Here at Indie 411 we consider a film ‘independent’ if it has a relatively low budget or if it isn’t a film for wide release. It can also be a film that goes straight to VOD, is part of a film festival, or has a storyline which isn’t for the masses and so forth. Indie 411 is a place to have a bit of movie related fun created by three young women who love film and hope to create a fun way to discuss some well known, and maybe even not so popular, movies.
Who’s behind Indie 411?
Aisha – Indie 411 Founder and Content Creator
Music and Film fanatic.
Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater.
Aisha’s Top 5 favourite indies:
- Into the wild
- Blue Valentine
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Ghost World
Emilie – Content Creator
Film buff and Art whore.
Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and Steven Spielberg.
Emilie’s Top 5 favourite indies:
- American History X
- Requiem for a Dream
- Black Swan
- The Libertine
Miranda – Content Creator
English literature and Film lover.
Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Baz Luhrmann.
Miranda’s Top 5 favourite indies:
- The Runaways
- Donnie Darko
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Reservoir Dogs