Comments on: Increase your Chances for Successful Indie Film Distribution Join us in our filmmaking experience. Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:02:50 -0500 hourly 1 By: russ Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:02:50 +0000 Driving traffic to your blog is a bit of science. There’s a lot of things you have to do.

One key step is to make sure your site is SEO optimized and that you utilize SEO techniques for driving traffic. (You’re with BlogSpot, so it’s SEO ready). For example, look at the title of this post: “Increase your Chances for Successful Indie Film Distribution”. That was specifically chosen so if someone is doing a Google search and types, “how can I increase my chance for successful indie film distribution”, the number one link is this blog. And, I didn’t have to pay a dime for it.

The second key thing about blogging is that you get it in noticed by posting in forums and by publishing, fresh, new, different material. The key is to keep the material changing and relevant.


By: Chevy Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:07:27 +0000 Hey thanks for the information. I found it very informative. Do you have any advice as far as getting traffic to my blog to get the word out about my film?

By: russ Sat, 10 Jan 2009 13:08:34 +0000 Thanks for the nice comment on our trailer.

To start with, the four steps I outlined in this post are very important for increasing your chances of distribution. I guarantee you that each of them will be a foundational stepping stone towards successful distribution.

You may also want to partner with a producer who has distributed a film. That could help.

I would also look into possibly using some producer reps who already have those relationships in place. They are better positioned to sell your film to distributors.

When it comes to casting directors, sure, the big ones may not consider you. But, a casting director is a job, and if you put enough money into it, you can find someone to help you land at least that one name to head up your film. Find a local casting director with ties into Hollywood.

Your first key hire after your casting director should be a Line Producer or UPM. Then, let him/her help you find the rest of your crew. A good, experienced UPM should well networked with the local production community.

Hope that helps.

By: Chevy Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:16:35 +0000 I just read your post and felt that it was very informative. I graduated from film school last year and worked plenty of P.A. jobs since then. I’m about to embark on making my first Independent film. As I can see from your Blog, that distribution is difficult, but do you have any leads I can follow up on locking down distribution for my film? I’ve been reading that product placement can be a way to fund your film. You mentioned that one should consider working with a casting director that is connected. How would someone at my level now be able to find someone of that stature? My script will be finalized by the first week in Feb. I want to start working on locking distribution deals down. My goal is to shoot during the off seasons this winter. Could you point me in the right direction on where to find some of these key people that I need? I know this film can be a success. And by the way your film trailer looks great!
Chev D
Perilous Coalition Films