London: British director Guy Ritchie says he continues to feel like an independent filmmaker despite working on big-budget blockbuster 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'.
The 43-year-old director, who rose to fame with small-budget movies such as 'Snatch' and 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels', says he does not feel concerned about working in big films such as 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' because he still has indie sensibilities, as reported.
"Filmmaking has changed as we all know, indie movies are being muscled out in quite a conspicuous fashion and who's responsible for that and why that is the case, I'm not sure. At the same time I still see myself as an indie filmmaker," he said.
"I certainly got no resistance from the studio in terms of trying anything that we thought was innovative. They really encouraged it. Filmmaking at blockbuster level, they've absorbed an indie influence. That's the upside of where we have found ourselves. Big movies are becoming increasingly more interesting. It's an interesting time in film history. I do feel, as I say, these big movies can be very interesting. I don't feel constrained at all," he added.