The Mystique of Distribution
Movie Distribution is like one of the 7 wonders of the world. They are usually located not close to where you are, a lot of people want to see them, and there is no guarantee that you will ever get to see one. So how do you break through the clutter?
Get the word out
The more press or “buzz” you can generate about your film, the better. It is especially effective if you can somehow generate a lot of positive reviews about the film prior to a film festival.
A film festival is probably your best shot at getting a distributor to randomly view your film. Different film festivals attract different distributors.
This is the part where you rub the belly of the fat guy or the rabbit’s foot or wear your favorite gym shorts under your clothes. It is tough to tell what an audience is going to connect with in an independent film and if they do with yours and you get noticed, you may be on your way.
Plan your next film
If you do get lucky enough to have a signed contract, build on that by planning your next script and film while the success of this one is in the minds of everyone.