Few years that started with everyone feeling as apparently miserable as we do now. But for a moment let's forget the gloom and doom, the stock market crashes, the housing debacle, the horrendous unemployment figures. After all, most independent filmmakers have been here before, when the times were supposed to be good. It's part of the job description.
There's plenty to feel positive about - the business of filmmaking is getting more affordable and accessible. The alternative methods of distribution go from stength to strength. There's the small matter of how one can make filmmaking pay but the creative tools have never been better.