John Waters’ advice to young filmmakers today
Low-low budget filmmaking c. 1975 with John Waters on “Desperate Living” l-r Tom L’oizeaux, John Waters, Robert Maier
“Now the studios are looking for the John Waters that made Female Trouble,” he said. “They want a film that you made for $50,000 that’s at Sundance.
They buy it for $200,000, they add $300,000 of bad pop music, $500,000 to make it look worse technically than you had it before, then release it as a found-footage movie and make $70 million.
They’re looking for it. It’s the best time ever to be a young person making movies.”
from: Boise Weekly interview by Josh Gross