Here’s a trailer for my latest film, Dawn of the Living. You can buy it for $5 and you’ll also get a DVD with Neighborhood Watch (zombie patrol units find themselves in bad situations) and Hank vs Ninjas, Nazis, and a Chupacabra, which is self-explanatory.
Considering making your own film and trying to make money? Read this Slate article on independent cinema’s reliance on Hollywood stars before you max out your credit cards
We are a rather fortunate bunch. Our grandparents only had two chances to see a film: either when it came out in theatres or if it popped up on television, which is what made the annual television screenings of The Wizard of Oz such a big deal. It was not until VHS revolutionized the industry and films could be watched whenever we desired. Combine this with the communication powers of the internet and a film that never got past screenings in New York can suddenly make a ton of cash and notoriety.
With such fortunes, I find it our job as film enthusiasts to promote our favorite smaller films as a counter-weight to the advertising juggernauts that rumble across our cultural plains. Continue reading
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