Paul Schneider

Pretty Bird mention – Paul Schneider interview

In one of the gazillion interviews Paul Schneider has done in recent weeks for Bright Star, someone finally thought to ask him about Pretty Bird.

And the news isn’t good.

Your directorial debut “Pretty Bird” got its share of attention when it premiered at Sundance last year, but it left without a distribution deal. What’s going on with it now?

I wish I knew. I don’t know what the status is, but it makes me wonder whether the current film marketplace isn’t one with really sharp elbows, and if there are going to be places for small films that are off the beaten path. I don’t know if the current marketplace is gambling on small films that much anymore. []

Hopefully we’ll see the film before distributors go extinct.