They quickly became indie darlings, but, it was the Duplass Brothers’ deal with Netflix that really opened the doors for them. Tribeca Films examines the long(ish) term impact of their decision to license early instead of looking for traditional distribution.
For sure the decision has worked out well for the brothers, who recently announced a 4 picture deal with Netflix but can the same come through for others.
What we have learned, or should have learned, by now is that in the indie world their is no model. There are only tiny lifeboats and piling into them only sinks them for those coming after.