20. What was your strategy for finding a distributor?
When the film was done. We entered as many film festivals as possible and tried to create as much buzz as we could from those screenings. We hit over 20 film festivals alone in North America and it’s unbelievable how film festivals audiences will push a film that they felt they “discovered”. People starting blogs about the film and then we created a website that potential distributors could visit and gain more information about the film. Then what really helped was finding a Producer’s Rep to push our film to find distribution.
21. Was finding a distributor challenging?
Yes and no. It’s a challenge to find the best offer available and really believe deep in your soul the company will really push to get your film out to the movie going masses. A distributor will practically tell you what you want to hear in order to get your film and then after you’ve signed on the dotted line a few weeks later give you some kind of excuse about how it’s really going to be tough getting your film out there. There’s a million excuses in the book distribution companies love to use! We like to find someone at the company that sticks out from the rest and really try and create a relationship with them to make sure things are getting done.
22. Did you get the deal you wanted?
I would say that all the producers were about 70% happy with the distribution deal. At our level, the distribution company is going to make out much better than us, but we feel very confident in First Look that they will get us out there and in the end recoup of budget so the investors are happy with the whole process.
I’m sure a couple people are thinking right now, on average how long does it take for an investor to start getting money back? I’d say on an Indie level- three years is when money starts to come back. (The beginning being when the investor first gives you their money).
23. How are you drawing in the most attention to you film now?
Primarily through the internet and word of mouth. We’ve contact many newspapers and we’ve received a lot of support from them too and least telling readers to look out for the film. Word of mouth will be our biggest form of attention. Hint. Hint. Hint.
24. In what markets has your film seen the most financial success? (i.e. DVD? Theatrical? North America? International? Etc)
The film was just released on DVD all through out North America starting on September 2nd. Then it took about ten days for the film to get fully out there. In two weeks we’ll also be available to view online at I*tunes, Vudu, and video on demand.
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