Make A Horror Movie

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As a filmmaker, you need to start somewhere. I suggest you take action and make a horror movie. Our first feature was a silly zombie movie. The production value was horrific. But the movie got a write up in Premiere Magazine, Fangoria and about one hundred horror related websites. As a result of this buzz, our crappy horror movie gained a cult following and sold very … [Read more...]

Promoting Your Movie Online

Most filmmakers create crazy movie websites that look awesome, but do nothing to help sell their movies. Don't do that! If you are promoting your movie online, you need to create a simple website. You should have a trailer, an about page, a buy now button, links to your social networks and an easy way for someone to sign up for your audience list. Additionally, adding a few … [Read more...]

Free Marketing Advice For Filmmakers

Given the erosion of traditional movie distribution sales channels, as a filmmaker you must now find your target audience wherever they hang out and then get them to know you, know your work, and hopefully pay money to watch your movie. In the past, filmmakers never had to worry about sourcing an audience because the entire movie industry operated like a big factory. … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding To Source An Audience for Your Filmmaking

If you've been reading Filmmaking Stuff for any length of time, you've probably noticed I talk a lot about "sourcing an audience." And after having a discussion on the topic with one of my clients, it occurred to me that most filmmakers have no idea what I'm talking about. So let me break it down. In the old days, making, marketing and selling your movies required that … [Read more...]