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Play Behind

As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies.

- A. J. Bowen

Always Tend

I knew that I tend to always gravitate to the indie side of things.

- Aaron Paul

Big Almost

On a big film, there's almost no way you can meet everyone. On an indie, there are 30 people and no trailers to duck into.

- Aaron Paul

Dollars Almost

If you look at 'Avatar,' could you imagine if you did 'Avatar' for 50 million dollars? It would be ridiculous! You would almost be getting laughs from the audience, unless you got a real indie director to do something incredibly stylised.

- Adam McKay

Think I Think

I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.

- Alex Kapranos

Through Always

I'm indie through and through. I've always gone out with boys in bands.

- Alexa Chung

Doing Making

During the '90s, a lot of us in the indie film world were not making our money off our movies. We were screenwriters doing scripts for hire for studios.

- Allison Anders

Love Commercial

I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to R&B and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect.

- Amy Lee

Love Small

I started in the theater world in New York City - and indie films - and I love the feeling of your head coming together and trying to tell a simple story, a small story, and just getting that vibe of storytelling without all the craziness of big budget.

- Andre Royo

Other Same Thing

What's cool about indie rock is that one band can do effectively the same thing as another band, and one band nails it, and the other one doesn't. I like that elusiveness.

- Andrew Bird

Other Baggage

I've always found that whatever you say about indie rock, it is the most inclusive genre or title for anything. It doesn't pin you down too much, like other labels would. It's just newer, it has less baggage. I'm happy to be in that category.

- Andrew Bird

Films Sectors

You gain and lose different things in different mediums or different sectors of different mediums. There are liberties you get on tiny indie films in terms of not having to be designed toward a marketing demographic.

- Anna Paquin

Been Franchise

What can we expect from this latest crop of indie directors who have been sucked into the franchise factory? I'm especially curious about 'Star Wars,' which will feature an all-indie crew after J. J. Abrams finishes with 'Episode VII.'

- Annalee Newitz

Away TV

In the old days, a TV sync was perceived as not so cool or whittling away at your indie cred. Now it's seen as much more of an opportunity than a sellout, as a way to find fans who wouldn't have ordinarily come across their genre of music.

- Alexandra Patsavas

Human Society Bio

If you're trying to solve a problem that is fundamentally important to human society, that's really important to our mission at Indie Bio.

- Arvind Gupta

Still Films

I was never really a child actor. I was working sporadically in indie films in Pennsylvania, but I was still living at home.

- Charlie McDermott

More Festival

I did a short film called 'Disco' and won an award for Best Supporting Actor at an indie film festival, and that was nice. Hopefully there's lots more to come.

- Charlie Rowe

Always Studio

I always feel I could be like Toni Collette, going between big studio things and indie films. That would be feasible.

- Chloe Sevigny

Love Side

I would love to do an indie film, as I've grown to have a more serious side.

- Christina Milian

Before Could

I had done a lot of indie movies before I realized that acting could be a way for me to get my family out of poverty. It was at that point that I decided to take acting seriously.

- Coco Martin

Pretty Films

I wouldn't be where I am right now, and have the right work ethic and discipline, if it weren't for all the indie films I did. We weren't pampered and were pretty much on our own.

- Coco Martin

Process Long Process

It's a long process transitioning from indie to mainstream, and it's not that easy because it's a different environment when you are in the indie industry.

- Coco Martin

Actor Given

I was first an indie actor, so I also want that more opportunities be given to people in the indies.

- Coco Martin

Projects TV

I want to balance my projects. Ideally, I'd like to do at least one indie film, a mainstream movie, and a TV series in a year - the best of both worlds.

- Coco Martin

Love Play

I would love to be able to play some characters on television that are similar to some of the indie film roles I've done, that have been so close to my heart.

- Courtney Ford

Been Similar

It's so funny because the roles that I've been offered in the indie film world have been similar to each other, and the roles that I've been offered in the TV world have been similar to each other, but the TV roles and the indie film roles have been completely different.

- Courtney Ford

Tell Had

If you are a superstar, or whatever you want to call yourself, a person who's had outrageous success, and you decide to go indie and tell the record companies to screw themselves? That takes a certain amount of courage. And bullheadedness, really.

- Daryl Hall

Some Spotify

Some artists and indie musicians see Spotify fairly positively - as a way of getting noticed, of getting your music out there where folks can hear it risk-free.

- David Byrne

Couple Instruments

All you needed was a couple of instruments and a few chords and you could be on an indie label.

- David Byrne

Some Other

No, in Lethal Weapon I was a taxi cab driver that Mel jumps in front of the taxi and pulls me out of the car and steals the taxi. Then I did some other indie driving for some of the car sequences.

- David R. Ellis

Gritty Lot

The gritty indie films are a lot rarer than the films that aspire to fill multiplexes.

- David Tennant

Love Doing

Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.

- Debby Ryan

Small Became

I kept thinking, 'How do you make a modern musical?' Then it became clear that I could do it just like a small indie art-house movie, very naturalistically. I could create a world where it's o.k. to break into song, without an orchestra coming up out of nowhere.

- John Carney

College Big

I was one of those kids who had never seen an indie film before I got to college. If it wasn't a big, huge tentpole movie, or if it wasn't on the radio, I hadn't experienced it.

- John Krasinski

Almost Originally

Originally, 'The Monster' started out as this indie, Florence And The Machine, tribal-y, almost Spanish-esque dance record.

- Jon Bellion

Hollywood I Think

I think, honestly, that the word 'indie' is a false gimmick. 'Independent' used to mean a movie that was financed outside corporate Hollywood, but a lot of what gets called independent these days is totally produced within that system. And there's nothing wrong with that.

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Think Still

I think as long as there are folks on the fringe who want to make movies, the indie scene will still be around. I do think it's getting harder to get them seen though.

- Joshua Leonard

Very Meets

The Weeknd's 'Can't Feel My Face' is very experimental. It's pop meets urban meets indie meets alternative.

- Julia Michaels

Listening Think

There's a certain type of indie fan who would balk at the prospect of there being value in pop music, but I think that's foolish. They're not really listening.

- Autre Ne Veut

Legacy About

Publishing, legacy or indie, is a vehicle, and you can't opine about whether someone has chosen the right vehicle if you don't know where she intends to drive it.

- Barry Eisler

Been Allen

The record company doesn't know what to do with me, because I'm not a Lily Allen, but I'm not really an indie artist, either. All the best artists have been in the middle.

- Bat for Lashes

Will Maybe

The second 'Postal Service' album is threatening to become the 'Chinese Democracy' of indie rock. It will come out eventually, or maybe it won't.

- Ben Gibbard

Dirty Big

Something happened in the nineties. There was a shift. I don't want to blame it on grunge or the rise of indie - but that was basically it. It was seen as dirty and kind of ignorant to have these ambitions, to want to be a big band.

- Brandon Flowers

Studio Tent

I'm excited that 'The Good Guy' is getting distribution because indie movies they're not - people ran out of money and they're not making these movies anymore. It's all superhero movies or real obvious tent pole studio films.

- Bryan Greenberg

Cool Need

I really hope people go out and support the indie filmmakers, because it's a dying breed and there's a lot of cool voices out there that need to be heard.

- Bryan Greenberg

London Toronto

I lived in London for a long time, and that's a pretty white town. In Toronto, I just ended up in this circle of indie rock kids who happened to be white, too... Really, it was just when I started getting out there and meeting more people and seeing more fans that I went, 'Oh, actually, I'm not white.'

- Bryan Lee O'Malley

Pop Phase

I had an indie pop phase, I had just about every phase you could think of.

- Caitlin Rose

Discovered Classes

I was always drawn to performing. I took improv and acting classes during the summers and was involved in middle and high school plays. But when I discovered indie and punk music in high school, those things sort of took over.

- Carrie Brownstein

Artist Feel

I feel like I'm a rock artist. I don't feel like I'm a pop artist. And I'm alt rock. I'm indie rock. I'm punk rock. Because it comes from the pots and pans. It's a lot of me, but I've got multiple personalities.

- CeeLo Green

Work Studio

I really just wanted to work on adventure games, so Pinkerton Road is our own little indie studio that's focused on that.

- Jane Jensen

You Mercies

You are at the mercies of the dailies. With an indie you don't have that.

- Dianne Wiest

Politics Smith

A part of me is a liberal New Yorker involved in politics and certain attitudes about movies. I kind of lost my indie credibility over 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' I know I haven't lost it. I just have to go make an independent movie. I just have to do it. Just for me.

- Doug Liman

Rock Lot

I listen to a lot of indie or rock music.

- Jennifer Damiano

Myself Woman

When I was a teenager, I went to Europe on a backpacking trip by myself, and I met a woman who was following Sebadoh. It was the early 1990s, and that was my introduction to indie rock.

- Jenny Lewis

Love Films

I love to watch low-budget indie artsy films, but I do also love the big blockbuster things. I would love to do that one day, do a Marvel film. That would be really great.

- Ed Oxenbould

Love Small

I would love to do a small indie comedy, like a Wes Anderson movie or, like, an ensemble comedy like 'The Royal Tenenbaums' or 'Little Miss Sunshine.' I like comedies like that, that have a lot of heart and are about family dynamics.

- Jerry Trainor

Think Film Business

Look: You're not gonna become a millionaire doing this, but that was never the point. And I think a lot of people in the indie film business kind of took their eye off of that.

- Edward Burns

Mental About

I can pour myself into Bon Iver. It's a thing about self- and mental discovery, and those are all important things. But it's not 148-shows-over-a-year-and-a-half important, though. It's a machine, and it's money, and you just get put on this indie rock cart, and it's embarrassing.

- Justin Vernon

Rap Move

I'm letting inspiration move me, in whatever direction it may, without concern if this sounds too rap or too indie, or there's too many words in it.

- K. Flay

Love Sound

My sound is, at its core, a mix of things. Definitely an imperfect mix, but one that incorporates elements of the music I love - a bit of indie rock, super rhythmic rapping, and lots of synths.

- K. Flay

Kind Rap

I hope people describe my music as lyrically driven, cross genre. Kind of alternative, kind of indie, kind of rap, kind of everything.

- K. Flay

Doing Week

I was the female lead in a romantic comedy. It's a little indie film that we shot in China called 'America Town,' starring Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. I actually had to speak Chinese in the film. It was funny because I found out I was doing the film and then a week later, I was in Shanghai.

- Eliza Coupe

Some Which

I've had the opportunity to work on some really great indie features. One of them being 'Little Savages,' which is a super fun family film.

- Katherine McNamara

Big Okay

I know I'm not the 'Indie It Girl' and I'll never have a big breakout, big runaway success. And that's okay.

- Kathleen Edwards

Some Nowadays

To get art nowadays, in cinema or books or anything, that grapples with the possibility of a meaningless universe... it just doesn't happen any more. In even the most indie of the indie films, everything has to come to some kind of neat conclusion.

- Emily Mortimer

Love Studio

Even the shows or movies that we know are not going to change the world, I love this. I love 'em. I'm a movie fan. I'm a nerd of any kind. I love a big studio comedy as much as I love the teeniest tiniest of indie. I'm not a snob in that way. I really do like a big, big studio comedy.

- Kathryn Hahn

Independent Been

Even though I wasn't sure I could make it as an indie, almost immediately I felt as if a weight had been lifted off me. To be as independent as I am and to be able to support myself is incredibly satisfying. Everything I want to do myself, I can.

- Emma Holly

Wake Up Maybe

A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a cup of coffee and head up to Central Park for a nice walk. Then I'd go down to the East Village and stroll around. After that, maybe I'd go check out a museum or catch an indie film at the Angelika.

- Emmanuelle Chriqui

Year Role

I have plenty of dream roles because there is so much I want to do, but my dream year would be to be in a single-camera comedy and then, on my hiatus, film a little low-budget indie drama. That would be a dream 12-month period. A dream role depends on having good material and working with people that I can learn from.

- Katie Featherston

Behind Include

Two actors that I had particularly fantastic experiences with include Chris Doubek, a notable indie journeyman who also happened to live in the trailer behind my house, and Violett Beane.

- Keith Maitland

Love TV

I will tell you that I'm a bit of a snob. I love film, and I would like to work in film, and I'm disappointed that indie film is as hard as it is to work in now. It's hard to get things done, but that sort of work is being done on TV. That's what I do; that's what I write. It's what I love, and hopefully, that's what my future's going to be.

- Kelly Masterson

Dead Indie Film

Indie film isn't dead, it just grew up.

- Kevin Smith

Love Straightforward

To be honest with you, I've been dying to do a nice indie feature - just something about a regular guy with a big quirk or a big emotional problem. Just something that's a straightforward, classic indie film. It sounds weird, but it's been easier for me to get cast in big tentpole films than the indie community. I'd love to do that.

- Falk Hentschel

Think Studio

I think indie films have more of a fresh, experimental vibe about them, whereas studio films know what they want and can basically get it.

- Kodi Smit-McPhee

Thought Type

When I first put out music, people didn't know what I looked like. They called it a new type of something; they couldn't put a genre on it - it was where indie and urban kind of meet in the middle. I thought that was quite exciting.

- FKA twigs

Down Sales

As for indie writers, a lot of them don't realize that they're in the hurry-up-and-wait business, not the wait-and-hurry-up business. They work really, really, really hard at goosing the first-month sales, and then getting disappointed when those sales either go down or never happen in the first place.

- Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Next Always

Indie writers who promote their book instead of writing the next book are wasting their time. The more books you've written, the more books you'll sell. That's how it works. That's how it's always worked.

- Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Gonna Sure

When I listen to a Coldplay record, you're gonna hear an indie band, and you know that's what you're gonna get from Coldplay. With myself, I'm not sure it's the same.

- Labrinth

Rock Lot

A lot of the music I listen to is indie rock. It's not on the radio.

- Laura Bell Bundy

Country Which

I was kind of going that route with my country music. Indie country. Which would work, if I was playing on Americana stages. Unless I had a television outlet like 'Glee'.

- Laura Bell Bundy

Love Role

I love going to theatres and seeing honest little indie films I know nothing about... being surprised by a beautiful film I had no expectations about but just got lost in. I'd like to do more well-written indies. I don't know exactly what my dream role will be yet, but it's somewhere within that realm.

- Laura Mennell

Love YouTube

I took an acting class with Louise Lasser, Woody Allen's first wife and co-star in many movies. I've done some other indie films, if you look on the YouTube. I love acting - it's great.

- Gary Shteyngart

Festivals Nearly

Film schools are now nearly 50-50 male-female, and women are also well represented at festivals and in indie film. But what happens to them after they direct their first film or short? Where do they go? They certainly aren't being given the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

- Lesli Linka Glatter

Next Happen

We often hear of a male director directing a great indie and immediately being offered the next huge comic book movie. Rarely, if ever, does this happen to a woman.

- Lesli Linka Glatter

Which Based

There's an indie movie I did called 'Fat Kid Rules the World,' which was based on a teen book, and it's a fabulous story, and hopefully it'll go to theaters because it is an amazing story.

- Lili Simmons

Blues Lot

A lot of what I listened to growing up was blues, but also folk and indie music. So there's this marriage of songs that structurally are quite bluesy. Sound-wise, there's a lot of indie as well. But you can't really say I'm pop-blues, because that's insulting to blues. It just can't exist.

- George Ezra

I Wish Could

Sometimes I wish I was just a girl in an indie band. I could dance around on stage and it wouldn't be so much about me.

- Lily Allen

Being Interested

I'm not so interested in being indie just for the sake of being indie.

- Lykke Li

Love Some

I had a band called the Sound Of Love, and that was R&B songs about girls in my high school. I played in some other indie bands who were trying to make it big; those sucked. Then I started Makeout Videotape, and that was that.

- Mac DeMarco

Through However

It seems that for all of the artists signed to a major, there exists the same amount of artists that are struggling to break through to the surface within the label. I think, ideally, we'd end up with a very well connected competent indie team that will be along with us for the ride, however long that ride may be.

- Madi Diaz

Book Both Sides

Is it better to go indie and make bigger profits on each book, or stick with a print publisher's 6%-10% royalties? Since I never could figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up, I'm hedging my bets and working both sides of the street.

- Ruth Glick

Bad Highest

To me, being a classical snob in the highest possible way and being an indie snob is just as bad!

- Mika

Like Set

It's not like I set out to be 'the indie guy.'

- Ryan Gosling

Big Very

I think the best songs are being written by the very under-stated, under-appreciated indie artists. The thing that separates them from mainstream success is they either consciously or unknowingly refuse to deliver on a big chorus.

- Ryan Tedder

Woman Studio

If I have a male protagonist, it's a studio movie, and if it's a female protagonist, it's an indie movie. That's just how it is. It's not about the studios. It's about America and who goes to see movies. Women are interested in men and women, and men aren't interested in the woman's story. They just aren't.

- Mike White

Love Brothers

There are movies that I love tonally, that I would love to emulate. Anything from Wes Anderson or the Coen brothers is right in my wheelhouse, as something that I would aspire to. I love that kind of indie, fun, colorful, funny, sweet, heartfelt but dark film.

- Sam Huntington

Like Good Sense

I just like boys who are good-looking, really! I like people who are tall with a good sense of style. My faves are the indie look, the smart look or the surfer look.

- Pixie Lott

Big Certainly

There are certainly things labels can still provide that indie artists can't. They can pave the way to radio and pay big bucks for promotion.

- Sam Tsui

Big Johnny Depp

I'm a big fan of character actors like Johnny Depp and Gary Oldman. My goal is to continue playing character roles in indie films and move into playing character leads.

- Thomas Ian Nicholas

Expect Rocker

You wouldn't expect a Christian character to be an Indie rocker guy.

- Samuel Larsen