Exhibition

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,...

How to Get Rejected and Still Screen at SXSW

Bots High was rejected from SXSW. Bots High is playing next Tuesday in Austin in a SXSW venue. This Friday it will also be represented at an official SXSW event. This took about two emails and ten minutes to make happen. And it's free. Here's how. Bots High is my...

Traveling to SXSW on the StartupBus

This Tuesday I'll be getting on a bus of about 30 entrepreneurs for a road trip from Miami to SXSWi in Austin, TX. During this trip these entrepreneurs will be working in teams to launch a company, in time to pitch at the conference. It's the Miami StartupBus. And...

NASCAR as an Immersive Experience

A few weeks ago I went to the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte. I never understood NASCAR and I still don't get it, but with 140,000 people in attendance (twice as many as the average football stadium), plus the millions that watched on TV, it's a force to be...

Jon Reiss Interview – Think Outside The Box Office [Podcast]

Jon Reiss Interview Jon Reiss (@Jon_Reiss) has become one of the main voices on DIY and alternative distribution (along with Ted Hope). He's a filmmaker and the author of the book Think Outside the Box Office, an invaluable resource for anyone who's made or (more...

45365 – Final Day to Watch it for Free

45365 is a documentary that was at Full Frame but I never got a chance to watch it. This week it's been on Hulu for free, which I'm very excited about (but today is the last day so watch it now). But for the film itself, I thought it was great. It's very Cinema...

Being Hollywood and Fake Interviews

First off, Oscars. Slumdog - woo! Though no surprise there. It is sad, though, that for a film that swept the Oscars it hasn't even broken the $100 million mark, which means most people haven't seen it. I thought the actual Oscars program was well done. Hugh Jackman...

Did the Digital Revolution Screw Over Cinema?

Two articles from indieWIRE got me thinking this morning. The first is from the all too familiar Geoffrey Gilmore in 'Evolution v. Revolution, The State of Independent Film & Festivals.' A lot of it echoes Mark Gill's much buzzed 'The Sky is Falling' essay from...

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