Top Reasons to Act in Indie Films

Actors exist in one of the most highly competitive professions of any market worldwide. Everyone thinks they can act, and all of those people are looking for the first opportunity to prove themselves right. As a result, a lot of actors willing to work for cheap get work with indie filmmakers.

This is negative and positive. Everyone needs a start and some of those actors are actually undiscovered gems. The flipside is that a lack of budget signals a risky film in the making, and anything risky tends to be scary.

In fact, actors should be more interested in working with indie filmmakers than big budget productions. Here are just a few reasons why that is.

Taking Chances

Indie Films are basically self-funded endeavors. You know that an indie filmmaker has raised funds as part of a passion project to make the film, and that those involved have seen the script or the pitch and believe in the idea. That’s at least worth giving the script a quick read through.

Character-Driven Films

Everyone wants to be center stage, and indie films offer you that chance. No matter where you are in the hierarchy, you can make smart films that utilize your greatest strengths as an actor. The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Murray and Daniel Day Lewis all understand the value that holds for someone passionate about acting.

Final Thoughts

Indie films aren’t films made for money, although it’s not impossible to monetize them. They are passion projects made on ideas people believe in. True actors understand the passion that goes into independent filmmaking.


Charlie Matthau directed “Her Minor Thing,” and the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s “The Grass Harp.” Other Matthau Company productions include “Freaky Deaky” and the upcoming “Mexican High.” For information on Charles or Walter Matthau, visit the Charles Matthau Company.

Designing a Care Package for Your College Student

College Dorm Bedding
Written by: BeddingStyle

  • Prepare any student for school with this delightful care package.

The New Year is upon us, and students are clamoring back to their college campuses to find new dorms and roommates. Parents who send their kids to school well-stocked help them transition into the semester easier. Foodstuffs, modern bedding, and basic toiletries are all good ideas to toss into a care package. When students have less to worry about outside of studies, they tend to perform better in school. Here are some ideas on what parents can get for aspiring students.

Bed in a Bag
Instead of trying to match colors inside the student’s room, try buying themed sheets for the University or in University colors. Bedding sets typically include everything to make a bed, but you might want to add extras like flannel sheets if you know your child gets cold during winter. Extra pillows, or a favorite pillow, can be that extra bit of love that reminds them of home. Teen bedding will usually be cut to the proper measurement, as they tend to come in twin or double sizes and dorm room beds aren’t much larger than that.

Food and Other Items

Food is one of the best gifts you can give to a college student, especially food that is easy to prepare and healthy. If your child knows how to cook, consider gifting them a 30-minute meal cookbook or buying them gift cards to the local market chains. Send plenty of essentials, like shampoo and toothpaste.

With bedding and plenty of food, any student would be ready to seize the year!