The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery
“There was an energy of creativity and excitement that I haven’t found since, really. They were great years.”
Actor: Laws of Gravity, The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie
“ I remember looking at the budget of Laws of Gravity and saying I might be able to raise $25,000, maybe that’s what I should do, maybe I should be thinking about making the low budget indie.”
Writer/Director/Actor: The Brother, McMullins, She’s the One
“When Good Machine started, when Shooting Gallery started, when Killer Films started, I think everyone was excited to be able to make their work… I never thought I was going to get rich. I was really excited about the idea of earning my living creatively.”
Producer: The Brothers McMullen, American Splendor, The Ice Storm
“We were in our 20s and 30s, most of us didn't have families; the city was actually cheaper to live back then... and we took our salaries out of the budget."
Producer: Swoon, Poison, Carol
“I think the Shooting Gallery unraveling at the turn of the century was emblematic of what was happening in almost every corner of American filmmaking... and how much had changed in one decade.”
Executive Editor, Variety Magazine
“It was an artificial bubble. The normal state of affairs being created by Searchlight, Warner Independent, Focus, even Miramax, was sort of independent film on steroids."
Producer: Boyhood, Last Flag Flying