If you are looking at the idea of producing an independent film, it could be a wise idea to consider private financing rather than working with a studio. Here are some of the biggest advantages that you can see from privately financing your film rather than turning to a studio:
Credit as a DIY independent: There are a number of actors that may be willing to sign on with your film if it is not affiliated with a particular studio. Having credit as a DIY film will also give you the option to limit your budget when it comes to paying salaries as well. If your film appears to be a well-funded indie production, it’s possible that people might want larger salaries.
Greater creative control: When your film is privately financed from several sources and you have final cut, there is a much better chance that you can get the vision you were looking for. When working with the studio you could have someone constantly checking in on edits for your film and wanting to see new progress. Rather than your financier making direct changes to your creative vision, you can have full creative control is a filmmaker if you choose private financing instead.
Access to larger budgets upfront: when working with the studio you may have to release blocks of the film or sections of the film before you will receive a new round of funding. This can mean having to produce an extensive trailer of your film with the early part of your budget or rushing through editing with a tiny budget left. When your film is privately funded, you can have access to more of your capital up front to pay for the supplies you need.
These are just a few of the top advantages that you can see by privately financing your film rather than turning to a studio.