March 26, 2015 at 10:24PM
Why don't filmmakers understand statistics?
I go to a lot of film meetups/events. Most of the people I meet are indy filmmakers all with varying levels of experience.
Sometimes, even the professional guys complain about the competition, that the Oscars being unfair. That indy's don't even get nominated, except for maybe Birdman.
Excuse me while I just remind you that studios, and to simplify things, let's just take ONE studio - Sony Pictures Entertainment for example, has OVER 5000 employees. That's employees, not freelance guns for hire. These guys are putting in 40hrs x 5000+. It's highly possible, they have spent more on pre-development on a single script, than you have on pre-production, production and post-production combined on your last indy horror feature.
Comparing yourself to a company that is listed on the stock market is...ridiculously ignoring the stats.