It's been way too long since I've posted here. Much has happened. BAR AMERICA won an audience award at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Dustin Ingram and Chris Candy joined us for the screenings there and a good time was had by all. Also I went to the Catalina Film Festival with Chris, the beautiful Michele Boyd and Vanessa Yuille. I'm hoping 2015 brings a distribution deal for the producers!
YOUR GOOD FRIEND is now available at good video-on-demand platforms (Amazon, Hulu, Vimeo, Cinecliq, Indie Reign and more are joining the fray) and will soon be coming out on DVD via Amazon. We have next to no budget for promotion. It cost nearly all we raised on the Indiegogo campaign just to get in out there with all the deliverables. It's such a strange little film it I never even bothered chasing conventional distributors, hence the crowd funding for distribution. Amazingly, even to me, it's already starting to pick up numbers just through word-of-mouth. The distributors are Kinonation.
Video On Demand is going through a very exciting phase these days, especially when you look at the commercially successful VOD distribution of The Interview and the success of Amazon's Transparent , Netflix's House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black . I think pretty soon theatrical outings for many feature films will come AFTER they have been marketed AND distributed online first. Cinemas might become the theatrical experience you choose after seeing the film online first. This will be hard for the industry to truly get it's head around because it means a gradual reversal in the primary distribution process, but at the end of the day it will improve the theatrical experience. I'm not alone in thinking this ... What do you think?
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