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Distribution Schmistribution

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

(Jeez, three posts in one day - I’ll have to check with the judges - but this may qualify as a slew.)

I just wanted to point something out and that is that you can subscribe to the Refrain post-production, talking head, video blog podcast (or vlobcast?) here or any number of additional ways that’ve added to the Refrain hub. I’ve also just spent the day beefing up the hub page with new production stills and a bunch of new music from the film. Definitely worth checking out!

Somehow I’ve also managed to fit in time recently to read a couple articles on the seemingly dire prognostications of people who are smarter than me about the future of “independent” film distribution.

(And for those of you keeping score, “independent film” now pretty well means million dollar movies produced outside the studio system whereas truly independent film has been re-catagorized as D.I.Y. filmmaking…)

One such article is this one here by Jonathan Marlow. The outlook isn’t so much grim as it is no longer what we’ve grown up thinking it to be. One point seems to be that the film fest circuit isn’t such a hot bed of distribution deals anymore. And that’s just as well. In my (finite) experience you’re better to go at it alone than hand your project off to the wrong agent or distributor. I’m hoping to see Refrain in some festivals for no other reason than to find an audience which will hopefully finds its way into our online network. And of course to schmooze. And naturally for the laurels… Not the figurative laurels but, you know, those little laurel graphics to post around my website and feel like a big shot…

Three posts in one day. Crazy.

Cast on Characters

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I put this video together to give you all a better look at Refrain (without giving too much away!) as well as to showcase our fabulous cast. I’m really enjoying this self-promotion that isn’t self-promotion. It’s like self-promotion by proxy. Someday I’ll be saying; “I knew them when…”

Refrain - Video Log 3: Awareness

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Look mom, no cuts!

Film Festival Fatigue

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

More on that film fest list when I have time to breathe…


Refrain - Video Log - Sep 15th 2008

Monday, September 15th, 2008