There’s been a lot of talk lately about D.I.Y. distribution among filmmakers. The discussion is fueled by the realization that the Internet with social networking and video delivery tools presents new opportunities to connect with an audience. Which reminds me how much things have changed since I started out on my journey as a filmmaker. Back in 1991 I remember talking with underground filmmaker Jon Moritsugu outside of the Eye Gallery in San Francisco after a screening of his underground hit, Hippy Porn. In some ways, everything has changed since then, and in other ways, things remain the same. This is an excerpt from my article, “DIY Distribution” (New England Film, July, 2007). Image: Actor Dennis Barbosa in Kevin Anderton’s Telephony, a short spoof.