When is the best time to seek my advice?
The best time is before you complete your film. Because crowdfunding is linked to building your audience and using them to help distribute your film, there is no time that is too early. If you have already completed your film, bring me in when you are starting to think about a distribution strategy.
If you have already started distributing your film, I can help you figure out how to use the COD model. We will brainstorm how to improve your campaign, reach more people, and inspire more of your followers to help you distribute your film. We will identify what is unique to your film/campaign, where you feel stuck, your strengths, and how you can create the most successful campaign and experience.
I am eager to help you in any way I can. For maximum benefit, best to work with me at the beginning of your campaign and throughout your run.
Will this model work for your film?
However, if you hate the internet, don’t enjoy interacting with your fans, and just want to hand your film over to a distributor, this is not for you.
Does one size fit all?
Every film and audience is different, and will present unique challenges. At the same time, there is a formula to follow, which you can adapt for your specific campaign.
What about other kinds of screenings?
What if you don’t want to use COD? What about countries that do not have the COD model?
Organizations/individuals who prefer to screen the film outside of the COD? (conferences, private screenings in businesses, small indie theatres, etc.)
I can help you develop a digital screening package and system that is unique to your film that can include:
- A hosting kit
- Materials to help them promote their event (editable posters, memes, press releases, etc)
- Template and system for subtitles
- Pricing link
- Screening license
- System to upload/download your film to clients.
- Suggestions for how to organize your screenings and revenue.
How much of a marketing budget do you need?
I had no marketing budget when I started. In fact, when I finished my film, I was in debt. If you have passion, determination and willing to play, you can succeed. That is the brilliance behind this kind of distribution — you are letting your fans do the work for you.
Your film not completed yet? Even better!
Can you make money with this model?
Yes you can! You can make, on average, about 20% of the total box office. Plus, you are generating a buzz about your film so when you are ready to go to general release (DVD and/or stream) you will have built a bigger audience, which will increase traffic and sales.
Can I help you grow your audience beyond the COD platform?
Am I available to do group presentations?
Yes! I can also present at workshops, in classrooms, film festivals, and more.