A podcast with director Noah Buschel about the dangers of indie filmmaking: Part II
Here is part II with writer/director Noah Buschel, where we go into further detail about his struggles making independent films, especially with The 7th Floor, who co-produced The Missing Person. While part I (which you can listen to here) was a complex overview of how to deal with agents and producers, here he’s very specific about who screwed him over in terms of production and distribution of The Missing Person. I’ve really cut out the fat here, you may think a 2 minute detour about Neil LaBute is extraneous, but LaBute is a great comparison to Buschel himself, as someone who started autonomously, with two highly independent films (In the Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors), and how success affected his decision making (and what I said during the podcast about Carrie Rickey is true).
And Noah, to his credit, does admit his films are not ones that get people excited, but we never quite get a straight answer about why a small distributor would buy your finished film, not collaborate with you, and then decide that there’s no market for the movie.
P.S. Noah provided his own photo for this second part of the podcast, as he saw himself as a rambling hobo throughout part I.
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