Congratulations if you have made a feature-length film. Independent filmmakers can achieve a feat many consider impossible. Behind all the excitement, we both know that there is one question you have. It is the same question that every independent feature film director asks. It is a great question. You might be crossing your fingers for a big pay check and a deal with Hollywood, but what about you tell will be quite different from what you expected.
Anyone can buy an HD camera for a few hundred dollars and start a backyard business. While this does not guarantee quality, it does create an industry flooded with low-quality movies. This is combined with the decline in traditional sales channels, and it makes it more difficult to find a profitable deal. This shock is shocking for most filmmakers. It is discouraging to think that you could lose your investment after all the hard work you put into making your movie a reality. If it were not for the internet would probably tell you that selling life insurance is a good career choice.
But have some good news. Our first feature, like you, was met with empty distribution promises. We also got poor deals. We had to sell our title on Amazon, so we sold it as both a physical DVD and a video on-demand download and have a look at flixgot.com. It was not an idea that producers liked at first. Even though a traditional deal is a bad idea, it still validates your title in the local video shop. We made our first sale. It was an unusual sale, we thought. We did not know how we could make any money from our movie. No stars were available. There was no formal distribution. We had no formal distribution. Most people in the world had not heard of our title, even you. Then we sold another and then another and then another and then another
It was able to see that success is not about big pay days. Today, filmmakers must create great work, reach their target audience, and sell movies consistently over time. Therefore, believe that the modern moviemaking model should eventually generate multiple streams of income. This kind of talk may seem crazy to many filmmakers. It is amazing, just think about it. Filmmakers used to self-distribute their films only when necessary. This was not an option. Filmmakers can now self-distribute their titles on Amazon, iTunes, and other VOD platforms. This can often pay more than traditional deals. A deal that does not pay zero is not a deal.