LR UPDATE 1st Oct
Hope you’re all well. So as promised here’s my monthly update on the film. That’s two months in a row now.
Having talked to a couple more sale’s agents this month I have decided that self distributing the film is definitely the way forward.
The overall feeling is from the sales agents that given the current climate there isn’t enough interest in this kind of film and the offers I’ve got will basically kill the film after a few months. We’ve all put in too much time and effort into this film for it to be shelved after 6 months.
From the experience I’ve had on Through The Looking Glass I know that I can get more from the film by putting it out myself. As I said last month I’m still signing deals on that film even though I released it 11 years ago. That’s a great shelf life for any film. I know Long Road will do the same.
I am now putting plans together for a limited cinema release through Our Screen for next year as well as VOD, Blu Ray and DVD on Amazon to follow.
Our Screen is a new process for me and I’m excited to see how it’ll work. Basically you book cinema screenings and if you sell a certain number of tickets the screening goes ahead.
This is great as it then it becomes about marketing the film.
Of course we have to sell the tickets in the first place but that’s when you can all play a part. If when the time is right, between us all we can share and share and share the release on social media then we can drum up enough ticket sales to make it a reasonable cinema release.
When that happens I can then get the reviews to screenings and hopefully get some great reviews.
If we can do this we can get the film noticed and pick up some reviews then more screenings will follow.
I will also be sending the film to the festivals and hope to pick up some screenings and who knows maybe an award or two.
There’s still a lot of work to do but I’m more up for it now than I’ve ever been. It’s a great film and the film world is changing so there are more opportunities for this kind of film than there used to be.
Until next month May the road rise with you.