September 12, 2016 at 4:12PM
John Cassavetes – The Godfather of Independent Film
What comes to your mind when you first think of the name John Cassavetes? One of his iconic films probably popped into your head, didn’t it? Cassavetes wasn’t afraid to push the envelope with his films, and many of the movies we see today owe a debt to Cassavetes’ work.
Provocative, daring, and unique, John was the true definition of a fearless maverick, and the independent film industry benefitted greatly because of it. If it wasn’t for John Cassavetes I really don’t know where independent film would be today. He was grabbing a camera and shooting guerrilla, improv feature films when people had no idea what that was.
Take a look at this amazing documentary on his process: https://www.indiefilmhustle.com/john-cassavetes/