Reviewed bycaspian1978Vote: 9/10/10
Every film maker or anyone who wants to be a film maker needs to watchthis documentary. The journey of these Characters is true to not onlythe people they portray but the industry in which they choose to becharacters. Kingdom Come does a perfect job showcasing the struggle inthe independent film world when it comes to making (funding) a movie. Alarge handful of brilliant and blunt interviews creates a wonderful andimportant story for all film students to study. This is also a goodwarning for anyone who are looking for Investors for your movie. Theworld is full of sociopaths and psychotic losers that lie in order tobe apart of the "film" world. Viewers beware! The Journey of this filmmaker has been the same journey that thousands of others have and willmake when wanting to film their dream. Watch it and learn.
Reviewed byGuy David GazitVote: 10/10/10
A lot of people (mostly non show-biz people, but some which are) thinkfilmmaking is an easy enough job - a cozy, smooth, fun and carefreeprocess done by people who are eternal children, people who refuse togrow up and get normal day jobs, people who live in a world offantasy... mostly referred to as LalaLand. Although some of it may besomewhat true (about the filmmaking being young at heart), the realityof it is that filmmaking is one of the hardest, harshest and mostnon-gratifying of all occupations - artistic or non-artistic.
As a freelance filmmaker with a bit of experience in trying to createmy own films (in Israel and outside it), this movie has been a veryempathetic-sympathetic story to which I could relate very easily. Ithink this documentary is a must for anyone who thinks movies arewhipped out of one's sleeve, or get done by a mere shake of a magicwand. Anyone thinking about making a movie, as a client of filmmakerssuch as myself, should be educated about the hardships of theprofession. If applied to animated movies - just multiply it by ten...Filmmaking is not only very time-consuming (and time is - as we allknow - money), but it is also a form of art which is the work of many,rather than that of a single person, as each of the people working on amovie has his specific job. There are differences between independentmovies and those of the film industry (especially funding-wise), butthe process of making them is pretty much the same.
The documentary is educational and emotional, and is recommended foranyone who's a movie fan, and wishes to learn more about the backstagestruggles of independent filmmaking.
The documentary follows the multi-year journey of a first-time director and his producer through the challenging process of raising financing for their independent film entitled _Broken Kingdom (2010)_. This individual study of indie perseverance interweaves itself with rare and intimate interviews from over thirty experienced filmmakers and actors sharing their own personal stories of challenge and triumph in indie film.