There was once a time when you were required to live in Los Angles or New York City to be taken seriously as a filmmaker.
But over the years the low cost of production technology, coupled with the proliferation of desktop (and laptop) video editing tools has made geography an afterthought.
These days you can make, market and sell a movie directly from your computer. And to prove it, filmmaker Ron Newcomb was able to produce and distribute his latest feature, Rise of The Fellowship outside the system.
I sat down with Ron earlier this week to chat about filmmaking and his strategy for raising money, finding an audience and getting his movie sold. You can listen to our interview below:
Mr. Newcomb has 20 years’ experience in the independent film industry where he has produced several short films along with three full-length feature films. He has served many of the roles on the team, but currently enjoys directing. Ron has also written films, and co-wrote his current project, Rise of the Fellowship. His documentary “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey” just was offered a TV deal, and he currently is producing a new epic fantasy series “The Rangers”.