Edward Burns’ latest film Newlyweds will be released December 26 via iTunes and VOD. Ever since his 1995 debut, The Brothers McMullen, Burns has found unique ways of making truly independent films—including She’s the One and Sidewalks of New York. He’s also acted in many acclaimed Hollywood films, including Saving Private Ryan, Confidence, and the upcoming Friends with Kids.

Director’s Take

Ever since his 1995 directorial debut, The Brothers McMullen, which grossed over $10 million at the U.S. box office on a budget of just $23,800, Edward Burns has been at the fore of cutthroat, low-budget indie filmmaking. With his latest film, Newlyweds, released Dec. 26 on video-on-demand, the director opens up about how independent film distribution models have changed, and what it means for the future of indie moviemaking.