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Araki describes filmmaking ‘struggle’

24 January 2011

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Araki describes filmmaking ‘struggle’

US filmmaker Gregg Araki, most of whose movies have made their debuts at the Sundance independent film festivals, told AFP that financing a movie remains “a struggle,” despite a revolution in technology.

Araki, who was discovered at this festival in the 1990s, brought to this Utah city his tenth film named “Kaboom” and shared his thoughts about the independent filmmaking industry.

“People think it’s easier when you are someone established and you’ve made a few movies,” said the film director, whose credits include “Mysterious Skin” and “Smiley Face.”

Araki believes he was “fortunate” to have been able to make “Kaboom” with the help of two French production and distribution companies, Wild Bunch and Why Not.

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