Guest Post: Joke and Biagio on Self Distribution for Dying to Do Letterman
Today’s guest post is from Joke and Biagio who are doing an amazing job with their Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the distribution of their film Dying to do Lettermen. Check out their kickstarter page – they’re already raised $47,000. In it they talk about why they are releasing their film themselves (plan B is the new Plan A). And no – I didn’t pay them for all the nice things they say about me and TOTBO :)!
The Number One Reason We Look At Self-Distribution First
The Distributor Was Very Nice…
Truly. We genuinely liked this person. Why? The distributor:
- Came to a screening of the movie (instead of passively requesting a DVD.)
- Wrote a cell number down during the credits and said “call me ASAP.”
- Offered to distribute the movie.
Sounds like a dream come true, right?
The Distributor Was Also Very Honest…
“There won’t be any money up-front. When all is said and done, after a few years, you can hope to make between $15,000 and $50,000.”
We spent more than that making the movie.
A film we worked on for six years.
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