Consumers Are People but we commonly refer to them as "users", "subscribers", "IP's" and "emails" as if they're humanoids devoid of wants or needs, as if they’re just robots using a service. So, I got this urge to do a social experiment. I wanted to put a face on our community. I want to know who they are and what they look like. So, I called my very talented photographer friend, Coco Knudson, pitched my crazy idea and she immediately signed on. Coco has the ability to capture someone's essence and put it into a 2 dimensional format like no one else. I then called the extraordinary, Kathleen McInnis at the Palm Springs Int'l Shortfest, again pitched the idea and she too rallied and embraced this social experiment of community building.
This experiment, the idea of it has been gnawing away at me for months. There’s no concrete agenda. I just want to celebrate our community and learn a little bit about the people who make up this fabulous world of film. I know the filmmakers and many of the festivals but I want to know the audience. In the end we might make a coffee table book, put up an art installation or create a web-series featuring stories about real people from the filmmakers to the film lovers and everyone in between. There are so many people that make up our community and they are all important. Everyone plays a role. I want to celebrate them. I want to celebrate you.
Faces of IndieFlix is a new section on our website devoted to the people that make up the film community throughout the world.