Marketing

Wave of Buzz for Dolphin Lover

I'd say it's been a hell of a week, but the week isn't over yet. Last Thursday was the second and last screening of Dolphin Lover at Slamdance. Shortly after that we received an honorable mention for short documentary from the jury, which was awesome....

The Free Film Distribution Experiment of Bots High

Great film! - Handwritten note on a festival rejection letter The above note sums up the festival experience of my feature film Bots High quite well. A film that people who see, love, yet didn't get much traction on the festival circuit. It played at some festivals,...

Interactive Zombie Adventure – Very Clever

This is very clever - it's a zombie adventure story that gives you choices along the way, using the YouTube annotations to link to another video that reveals the outcome of the path you choose. Does the adventure continue, or does your choice lead you to become zombie...

Meetup Everywhere – Organize an Audience for Your Film

Meetup is a site and tool that allows you to create a group and organize real life meetups (remember those?). Usually these were location based (like Miami Movie Makers) so if you had a company or movement, you couldn't really enable independent groups to organize and...

TechCrunch Disrupt

I'm at TechCrunch Disrupt right now, watching Charlie Rose asking questions about the future of tech. I'm here to keep an eye out for new technologies that can be used to produce, market, distribute, and engage audiences for films and filmmakers. So far SCVNGR has...

Flattr Beta Testing

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new site Flattr, which is a new venture to try to monetize blog content. Basically it's a button like a Digg button, you click on stuff you like and depending on how many things you Flattr, the monthly amount of money that's in your...

My Kickstarter Experience: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

It's four days before the deadline for my Kickstarter project reaches its end. I'm only about a third of the way to my $9000 goal - a seemingly impossible feat. A few hours later the goal is reached! So sudden? Anti-climactic? I know. Now I wish I could say I received...

“Hiring a Marketing Producer” and Other Great Stuff

Apparently there was a time when a young filmmaker such as yourself could make a decent independent film, submit it to festivals and sit back while distributors threw wads of cash at your feet, all while begging for the privilege to give your little indie the...