John August, director of The Nines, has just published a lengthy article about his experience with the indie movie, including its Sundance screening, BitTorrent and the competitive art-house film scene. August made his name as a screenwriter for movies like Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Nines was August’s directorial debut — and an unexpectedly significant learning experience. “The release of the movie was deeply disappointing,” he writes.

He would absolutely do the movie again, he says, except that this time he’d just upload the whole thing onto P2P networks himself. Continue reading at

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