Very excited for part 2 of Simon Pullman’s excellent post on transmedia for low budget filmmakers. Last week was the why. This week is a quick intro to the how. Transmedia for Low Budget Filmmakers Part II: Executing a Transmedia Project by Simon Pulman Having decided to consider a Transmedia project as an alternative to […]
Not only did this process keep me active creatively as a filmmaker while I was out promoting my book and teaching other filmmakers about distribution and marketing, it provided me a way to see a side of the world that I wouldn’t have if I was travelling as a tourist. More importantly, it provided me with an incredible opportunity to meet extremely interesting, artistic and fascinating people with incredible stories to tell.
My suggestion is that filmmakers considering the production of a low-budget feature film should look into the possibility of creating a cross-platform narrative instead – thinking not only outside the box office, but outside of the 90 minute feature film format altogether.
Understand that the audience you are developing is more general than the specific core you started with. This was huge for Hunter. His film was not just about a bike race – but was about “people who were embracing a positive life style – living life in a rich way”. He was able to reach elements of this broader audience starting with his core – and this is the audience that he wants to make films for in the future.
I’m very excited about our inaugural guest post which I plan to be a weekly occurance. Today’s guest post is from Tyler Weaver who I had the great pleasure of meeting this summer when I was on a baseball road trip with my son. He’s a filmmaker and storyteller who is currently working on a […]
In Part 1 of this 3 part series on Ride the Divide I looked at the overall strategy that Hunter Weeks and Mike Dion devised for the release of their film. In this post I want to examine how they created an effective and profitable Live Event/Theatrical release for their film. One of their key […]
I am very happy to announce that this week I will start a guest posting program on this blog. We will hear from a variety of people that deal with audience connection and engagement of all types.