While the mainstream cinema has been hobbled by the necessary restrictions put in place by the pandemic, the smaller, independent producers haven’t been so restrained. In fact, I go as far as to say that some independent producers were actually inspired by the situation and managed to take advantage of empty streets and the high quality offered by modern cameraphones.
Being a bit of a hermit, I was quite happy to sit at home and watch a few of the independent films that I was fortunate to be sent, and as a compliment to our roundup of mainstream cinema reviews here are the independent films I got to watch in 2021. I’ve split them into two categories: documentary and fiction.
Regardless of category, you need to bear in mind that most of these films were made for less than the amount spent on catering to your typical blockbuster!
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Former teacher, lecturer, homelessness administrator, pharmacy dispenser now happily retired, happily married, and a very happy granddad. I live next to the Mersey but on the side Daniel Craig and Taron Egerton come from rather than the side the Beatles came from!