But I appreciate the salient points you make about the independent film world and the changes in the industry. Everything you say is true. I was on Burns' website not too long ago. He had some small, personal films posted for downloading. He's just the sort of filmmaker I wish could make the kind of personal theatrical features that I used to find so interesting and get them released. He's a fine dramatist, too.
Today, audiences think movies are supposed to be big-budget action or they question its purpose as a film. Filmmaking withers in the face of such a mentality.