Basically my problem is this:
I am a filmmaker making my first feature film. The project is self funded and so there is very little money. I need to get some specialist actors (amputees and dwarfs) who normally charge some £300 per day, but I can’t afford to pay that kind of money upfront so I am offering deffered fees.
I was hoping I can open an IMDB page for the film, so when I approach possible actors they can see that at least they will be getting an IMDB title and so it will all look a bit more serious.
But in order to open an IMDB page I need my film mentioned in a few websites, to show that there is a general interest in the film.
So…. does anyone know how would i get my unfinished film reviewed in a website?
Can anyone recommend any relevant websites?
If you have a relevant website/blog and you wouldnt mind posting something about my film please let me know, i would be very grateful.
I seriously doubt that an IMDB page will persuade anyone anymore than waving a deferred payment contract in their face. What will work is giving them your screenplay to read (if you have one), or showing them examples of your work / cuts from the film, and getting them excited, passionate and inspired by your project.
How much is your budget for this feature film? How much is left to finish?
Your other work looks interesting…
also: Question… what is the distribution plan for your film after post-production? Because that is usually the selling point when it comes to offering deferred payments.
well, I know of actors that have worked in quite a few short films and adverts but they only have one IMDB title, it is usually important to them to have more titles on IMDB so it would be just one more thing in my favour.
I am not very good at getting people excited and the script is solid but probably not everyone’s cup of tea.
But anyway, we have shot around 70% of the film now. Thanks for your complements on my work, did you see that through my website? Distribution plan is not fully planned yet, festivals are the first stop as usual, we will try to find distribution in as many countries as possible. Press and industry screenings and so on for distribution. If we can get theatrical distribution it would be great and it is not my priority, considering the real life of a film nowadays is on dvd. There is still a long time to go until we can think of distribution, and although it is on the back of my mind all the time, I need to concentrate on other areas at the moment. But if you have any suggestions I’m all ears.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions!
Jon Reiss on the collapse of the festival acquisition model and new distribution approaches for the contemporary independent filmmaker. A Garage exclusive.
Might be of interest to you.
Twitch is one of the best independent/genre/world film sites, so maybe it’s worth giving them a shout. I’m sure you could create some sort of a contest in order to generate interest.
Thanks for the suggestions Dequinix, i will check that site out!
Thanks T, that video looks really interesting. Thanks a lot for all your help!