Moonshine Films exists outside the margins of traditional filmmaking and applies with confidence an amateur's approach to developing and producing films. A Moonshine picture is made by people passionate about the movies (seeing them and making them) and wants to solve the human problem - not the movie problem.
With New York City as our sandbox, we have little use for the bullshit (e.g. bloated budgets, carnival size crews, important stars, expensive equipment, location challenges, post, distribution, guarantees) that delays us from shooting as-soon-as, for example, this weekend or worse, think things to death. We green light our own films simply because we believe they should exist. If we finish them and we like what we made, maybe we'll submit it to a film festival or maybe we'll just keep it to ourselves.
There is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than making motion picture street art without having to ask for permission. This kind of thrill is simply something money can't buy - And sure, it's usually frustrating as hell to make a film for a penny but whoever said guerrilla filmmaking was glamorous?
In an era of superabundance, we aim for the freedom to search, experiment, fail or create new ways to ambitiously push storytelling, performance, our technical execution and maybe even the film forum and enjoy ourselves in the process.
"I look back on my life and it's 95% running around trying to raise money to make movies
and 5% actually making them. It's no way to live."
- Orson Wells