The film traces the independent movement from Robert Downey Sr., to the new comers, all producing films with low budgets, such as directors (Tom Di Cillo, Amos Kollek), producers (Gill Holland, Lemore Syvan, Avram Ludwig), cinematographers (Ellen Kuras), wardrobe designers (Ruth Carter)… as well as a premiere with star (and ex-indie) Matt Damon, and director Doug Liman.
The documentary describes the differences between
Hollywood Studios and independent film making, a concept basically unknown in Europe.
“NY INDIES” was shot entirely in NYC, as a French independent Production, thus following the American pattern, in opposition to the conventional bureaucratic and State supported European films.
“NY INDIES” is about a social and cultural movement which is in full development, but has not yet been seriously archived.