Yesterday I wrapped on a long and complex round the world shoot. I’m still processing everything I learned from the experience in order to share it with you guys, but suffice it to say I’m more convinced than ever on the concept of ‘stay shooting’ since off the back of this project I’ve had several other opportunities arise….which is awesome! And now a few days of recalibrating before hitting post on Monday….
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So having just wrapped on the shoot, I’m now turning my attention to SXSW which kicks off next week and where one of my films is premiering on opening night. I haven’t had one of my films premiere at a Tier 1 festival in a while, so I’m looking forward to sharing the distribution journey with you all on that.
I already told you that the minute it was announced I started receiving emails from sales agents offering to rep the film for worldwide rights which of course is not in the best interest of the film at this point. We’ve decided to work with a major US rep though on domestic rights since they will more than add value to any potential sale and subsequent acquisition price….so stay tuned for all that!
In addition to the obvious benefits of a possible acquisition at SXSW, I think one benefit to Tier 1 festivals that is often overlooked are the opportunities that reveal themselves after the festival. Meaning…even if you don’t make a killing or generate a bidding war for your film, you can still bask in the PR and buzz that comes off these festivals and even career boosts from the positioning aspects they provide.
That’s another part of the journey I’m excited to share with you guys – all the opportunities that come from having a film at SXSW not only for our director but for the whole producing team.
Anyone else have positive experiences from premiering their film at a festival that they want to share? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below….