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...]

Why Do Filmmakers Need A List?

Filmmakers must build their own audience list

Like it or not, many social networking sites run the risk of going out of vogue. So as a filmmaker, if you are working to build a relationship with your audience - From day one, you will want to migrate your fans off the social networking sites and get them into your own email, mailing list. For this, I recommend using a reputable third-party email marketing service such as … [Read more...]

Movie Self Distribution DIY

Image via CrunchBase A few years ago, I got myself involved in a Zombie movie. It was my first feature. And right out of the can, the movie garnered a lot of buzz and attention. In fact, it even made it's way into one of the popular movie magazines. Agents, producers and distributors called. For awhile, it seemed like everyone in town had heard of our movie. But then... … [Read more...]

My Filmmaking Story – Part 4 of 4

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During the NYC shoot, one guy gave me the telephone number of a NYC indie feature film producer who was working on his seventh feature. In the months that followed, I packed my car and moved to New York City. There, I quickly learned how to hail a cab, where to find cheap food and how to navigate the subway. I remember those first couple months… Everything in that town … [Read more...]