"An extremely engaging film showcased at this year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival. The Independents, a character drama with music, deserves to find an audience beyond the festival circuit… An unconventional, sharply written script… Subverts all the cliches of the star-is-born story.”
-THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A charmingly hip new comedy-drama-musical… This cool little gem of a movie feels authentic in its humorous portrayal of life on the tattered edge of the independent music scene… Anyone in a band or who’s ever been in one will find things that ring hilariously and sometimes painfully true in 'The Independents.'”
-THE MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
Winner: "Best Feature Film - Grand Jury-Prize"
-THE OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL
“One of the more unique, original and authentic movies to cross our desk in some time… catch ‘The Independents’ before this film breaks out.”
-THE VERMONT INDEPENDENT
" 'The Independents' appeals to those who have ever been or wished to be a musician. It delves into the self-doubt and outside influences that hinder the art of making music and explores the relationships of the men in the band"
-THE BOZEMAN DAILY CHRONICLE
“An endearing tale that works even if you’ve never heard a single recording by the Sweet Remains. One reason is the affection and shared dream between the three main characters. There’s humor, but also genuine emotional resonance.”
-AZ CENTRAL (USA Today)