Brea Grant's Favorite Indie Genre Films from Festivals

I love what’s happening in indie genre filmmaking. I love the creativity, the genre-cross-breeding and the attempts to try something new in a world where we’ve seen it all. My favorite types of movies take ideas we already know and turn them upside-down. No one is going to reinvent the wheel when it comes to filmmaking so I love when filmmakers come in with an awareness of their audience and build from there. This is what I thought about a lot when writing LUCKY. Most people have an awareness of slashers and I knew our core audience would probably have more than just a cursory knowledge. I built on that and tried to surprise people with a new take.


  • Blue My Mind
  • The Battery
  • Anna and the Apocalypse
  • Sweetheart
  • Starfish
  • Thelma
  • Jumbo
  • Swallow
  • Why Don't You Just Die!
  • The Wind
  • Teeth
  • Victoria
  • Raw
  • Buster's Mal Heart
  • Cam
  • Spring
  • Monsters