Article on FACES
The above link is a very well written article on the classic indie film FACES.
The focus of my How To film book is all about doing everything yourself, from raising the funds, to purchasing and renting the equipment, casting, assembling the crew, etc.
"How To Make a Feature Film for Under 25K"
Well, Faces was made in the most independent way possible. The film was shot over a period of six months, mainly at night and on weekends. Most of the money was put up by John, and most crew and cast members were either friends, or beginners. The majority of the film was shot in John's house, and it was edited in John's garage.
This is independent filmmaking.