Welcome to Independent Empire, a resource site for any and all filmmakers in the IE. I hope you will find this a source of valuable information as well as a means to promote your work.
Let's support each other in our filmmaking endeavors. You can help make this site useful by contributing information and photos. (Please visit the contact page). I'd love to publish information about you, your projects, accomplishments, and BTS pictures.
No one has been deliberately excluded. If you're not represented here, and you'd like a spot on the website, let me know. If I spelled your name wrong, or left out information you want included, let me know. If you'd prefer a different photo of yourself, send me one. All that is required for inclusion on this site is that you belong to the IE and are an active filmmaker at any level. (If you want to be removed from the site, of course I can do that, too.)
ACTORS (of all genders), you don't actually have to live in the IE as long as you like working with our producer/directors, are reliable, and don't mind the drive.
Reviews and commentary can be submitted for inclusion in the Soft Focus section. As editor, I will publish them or not at my discretion. There's a fine line between critical and mean spirited. Not that I expect the latter, but if I come across it, I will not publish it. As long as you are reasonable in your commentary, I'd love to share your insights. (I do reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, spelling, and clarity.)
Again, welcome! Please feel free to explore, use, and contribute.
*Pronouns used on this site will be those you learned back in grammar school. I'm an old English teacher, and I find myself constitutionally unable to use "they" as a singular pronoun. (Except for those exceptions--always present in the English language--that have long been accepted.) Masculine and feminine will be based on how individuals present themselves. If I am aware that an individual prefers a non-binary identity, I will try to avoid pronouns altogether when referring to that person.
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NOTICE: I make no guarantees or warranties of any kind. Enjoy the site! --Pat Trimmer