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Director Daniel Schechter On How The Indie Helped Him Score The Jackie Brown Prequel

Discerning filmgoers aghast at the prospect of paying good money to see new releases “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” or “Movie 43” have better option right at their fingertips: “Supporting Characters,” Daniel Schechter’s winning indie comedy about two 20-something film editors (played by “Girls” star Alex Karpovsky and Tarik Lowe) navigating life and love in New York.

With “Supporting Characters” out on VOD now, Schechter spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about the inspirations for his film, the pros and cons of the current indie film landscape, and what fans can expect from his adaptation of “The Switch,” Elmore Leonard’s novel about Ordell Robbie and Louis Gara, the characters Leonard later featured in “Rum Punch,” which turned into the 1997 film “Jackie Brown.”

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