For years, filmmakers have faced uphill battles when it comes to making films and getting them out there for the world to see. Just finding funding for production on its own was (and still is) an amazing achievement. But once that a film is finished there’s still the matter of distribution. In this … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Steps To Help You Sell Your Movie On The Internet
Got to any film festival and you will hear filmmakers saying "You gotta grow your audience!" As a filmmaker, one way to measure the size of your audience is to build an email list for your film. As you begin to build an email list for your film, you can send personalized emails to your … [Read more...] about 3 Useful Tools So You Can Build An Email List For Your Film
When we produced our first feature film, our goal was to get an awesome movie distribution deal and fund our future productions. In our case, the movie was rough, but it was good enough to get a few offers. But upon reading the contract fine-print, none of the offers seemed like good deals. At … [Read more...] about Is Traditional Movie Distribution Dead?
Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These … [Read more...] about No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie
Brian Norgard is the founder of Chill. And today he stopped by Filmmaking Stuff to share news about the Vigilante Diaries, which is also the first series ever to use the "episodic funding model." In full disclosure, I manage film acquisitions for Chill - at the same time I thought the filmmaking … [Read more...] about Episodic Funding Model