Jeffrey Wells is one of the most prolific entertainment bloggers around, he publishes an average of 12 posts a day in his blog Hollywood Elsewhere, that's how much information he gets. He's being around for quite a while...
He made this interesting interview with director Alex Holdridge and his actors Scoot McNairy and Sara Simmonds about his latest film In search of a midnight kiss, made with a budget of $25,000.
I think the success of Guerrilla Filmmaking (GF) it's always being in the word of mouth, now more than ever you need people committed to your concept, but how you do that? Where to start? GF is an organic process, you can create a blog for your film and make people participate, listen to their feedback, their ideas, make them part of the process, get them involve, then you will premiere your film and all those 1,000 fans will be at the theater the first weekend, for a Guerrilla Filmmaker that's priceless, in all the sense of the word, it means the world for the filmmaker and you don't have to spend a penny!
Enjoy the experts in building audiences in this two videos.
DIY DAYS LA - When the Audience Takes Control - panel
One of the greatest thing about blogging (In my case) is that my blog is my buddy, my companion, it's moody and don't have any organization, it's very organic. You can see what I have been up to any week just reading the topics of every entry. This week I'm researching on Guerrilla Marketing, while I was doing my research I bump into this recommendation "18 couples having sex" and I was mmmm, interesting let's check it out.
You may know at this point that sex sells, if not, ask yourself what are
you reading this post if you never entered this blog before?, and if
you're a fellow reader how much time took you, since you read the
headline to click the video? even better, did you see the video first
an now you're reading? Whatever the case might be, enjoy this viral video that shows how if you made something good you can be seen for more then 7 million people. Kudos to the European Film Commission and MEDIA.
There are a lot techniques to do Guerrilla Marketing, so many books, so many blogs, so many people talking about it, but sometimes when you're trying to find real examples it's kinda difficult. I'm more visual than anything else, so I get inspirations from different sources, in this case the images that you're about to see pop up into my email account one morning and I was totally impressed with the concepts.
This is a great short film, what do you think about it?
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? is one of those philosophical questions that have been around for hundreds of years, I wanted to discuss it here because I was wondering: If you make a film and nobody watch it, did you make a film? I mean, are you a filmmaker? and I know, I’m already forth seeing your reactions, but please, let me explain my point of view about the tree first.
The video that validates this Guerrilla Experience up here.
I've have to tell you... it seem to me that here in the U.S. you can get away with everything if you know how to manage the laws. This filmmaker just decided to launch his candidacy just to prove that he can gather 10,000 signatures between now and October 15th and can become a presidential candidate.
He says he has no intention of winning the presidency, he just want to make another Guerrilla Film, the guy openly supports Obama, he just want to prove and put in tape that he can, actually, run for president, the money that he gather for his campaign, will be invested in his new film. He's a documentary filmmaker whose previous film Casi 10 (Almost Ten) is touring the festival circuit.
If he gathers the 10,000 signatures he will ask a small contribution of one dollar per person to make another film, but this is the best part, he will give one cent out of that dollar to Barack Obama's campaign to show his support. This is Guerrilla Marketing at it best!
Nick Dawson's Web Exclusive Director's Interview this week is Azazel Jacobs, whose third feature, Momma's Man, opens today. Of the movie, which details a few days in which a young, recent father, Mikey, travels home to his parents (played by Ken and Flo Jacobs, the director's real-life parents) and is not able to leave, having become entangled in the crosscurrents of nostalgia for his childhood.
One of our readers nominated us for the Blogger's Choice Award 2008 (Thank you Chris!) He gave us the nod as "Best Education Blog". I believe that we might have a better chance in the "Best Entertainment Blog", so I re-nominate the Blog in that category.
If we win or we made the top ten we're going to have a lot of exposition and more people is going to know about us and what we're doing... so If you have 2 minutes, please register, I know, I know it's a pain in the ass and also involve validation, but if you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it, I think it's worthy.
You just have to click the badge on your far right.
Yesterday I was blogging about how the distribution and exhibition world is changing... today I'm using my little internet corner as a window of exhibition, isn't that fantastic?
In 1990 Whit Stillman debuted with his film Metropolitan, it wasn't easy to distribute at all. In a recent interview for indieWIRE Stillman shows his gratitude to everybody that make the limited distribution possible.
17 years later the films it's available, for a few weeks, to everyone that has access to a computer, so, put it in your hulu queue or just hit play up here.
Made for a reported $250,000, starring a full cast of young unknowns,
and consisting primarily of one long scene after another of rich kids
sitting in a palatial Upper East Side apartment discussing Jane Austen,
Charles Fourier, their mostly unfashionable morals and fears of
failure, while dressed in evening clothes, Metropolitan
played in theaters for seven months, eventually grossing $3 million and
earning Stillman an Oscar nomination (he lost to Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter of Ghost).
There's some places that buy your films to show them on the web, and even there are some distributors trying to get those films to the right site, Cinetic Rights Management and Fear Net are some of those independent studios, they are dedicated to assessing the universe of licensing opportunities in
order to maximize revenue on behalf of filmmakers. They maintain
up-to-the-minute relationships with and knowledge of all digital
retailers, from the large portals serving the broadest audiences to the
small sites serving deep niche interests. Somebody said niche? Guerrilla Filmmaking it's one of the biggest niches, so filmmakers, hands on!
I personally think that distribution is changing so quickly that we better learn as much as we can how to shoot for the web, as you cann see on the picture, even Rosario Dawson has her own web series via hulu.com here you have some tips on how to do it, at the end of the post, a list of this new exhibitors.