Our founding principle was to serve this art that we love, but it was always our hope that we might find a revenue source to support our efforts. Though our community was vibrant, we never found a long-term partner who would benefit from our large (but never quite large enough) national and worldwide reach.
Passion and commitment alone have carried us this far. It’s a hard truth that sometimes they’re not enough. I’m sorry to say that we have now decided to unravel much of our infrastructure and to evaluate what form Indie Film Minute will take in the future.
I wish to thank all of those who have worked to make Indie Film Minute what it is today. Bill Rough, who shared the dream from the beginning and served as editor supreme for so long; Mark Graham, our skilled sound engineer and resident film encyclopedia; Sarah Crossland, our talented wordsmith and graphic designer, who oversaw the creation of our incredible website, launched our social media presence, and generally kept the train on the track as executive director; and all of the interns, bloggers, and everyone else whose appreciated talents brought them into the fold—your work was appreciated around the world and will remain memorialized for the foreseeable future at indiefilmminute.com.
Right now, I am not sure what the future will hold for Indie Film Minute. I will continue to enjoy and share thoughts on the films that I love—I just don’t know what form that will take beyond the personal. The website remains a treasure trove, both in terms of the Archives and the Blog, and it will remain, expanded from time to time with new insights in service of our founding goals.
It’s still all about the films you and I love, just smaller and more personal. If you’re ever looking for a great indie film to watch, you know where to find us.
Chief Film Fan