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Watch the Trailer for Slamdance Co-Founder’s Book ‘The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking’

Dan Mirvish's how-to book is comes out this August.

Jennifer Rose Pearl

Not a lot of books have trailers, but then again, not a lot of books are written by co-founders of independent film festivals. Dan Mirvish, one of Slamdance Film Festival’s founding fathers, has penned “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking” as a how-to for aspiring filmmakers. Check out the trailer below.

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In an email to Indiewire, Mirvish describes his tome as a “non-fiction, comprehensive guide to the craft and culture of making indie films” that “also serves as something of an oral history of the last 25 years of Slamdance and our alumni (everyone from Chris Nolan, the Russo Bros and Rian Johnson, to Lynn Shelton and Benh Zeitlin). The book covers everything from financing and casting, to directing and festivals, to distribution and piracy — all from my particularly skewed perspective.”

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Mirvish’s films include “Open House” and “Between Us.” Focal Press / Routledge will release “The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking” in theaters bookstores on August 23.

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