Just submitted my film to FilmHub. Thanks for the tip! There's a ton of sites that they distribute to. Most won't amount to a hill of beans but we'll see what my first payment looks like. If it goes well then I'll add my short in a couple of months when it's done.
The fact that they require captions helps to act as an extra hurdle to stem the flow.Got to remember that it is expensive to store a lot of the content that’s being uploaded constantly.
My short has a tiny budget of about $900 for a Sony A6300 camera and miscellaneous stuff like light gels, hair and makeup products. Friends are doing all of the acting. So I don't have much to overcome! I'm hopeful that conservative radio shows and websites mention my short. It's very politically charged! I'll release it on a day when there's no political news.Shorts dont sell that well, I find.
Dear Readers: I am a Long-Time Lurker, First-Time Poster. My Late-Father Steve (Vladimir) was a Holocaust Survivor in Ukraine. He told us many stories about Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighters in his hometown of Vinnitsa.
In 2011, our Family of 3 created WWII Documentary Film about those Resistance Fighters, ''The Brave Fighters." We spent thousands of our own dollars to finance the film. My Mother Roxanne was the Host and my Late-Father Steve was the Guest. I (Edward) video-recorded and edited the interview. I set up the studio lights and created all 250+ special effects. Over 133,000 people have viewed our film on YouTube. Several years ago, we launched the film on Amazon CreateSpace (DVD on Demand) and Prime Video Direct. Amazon Viewers have rated it 4 stars (average).
Last month, during the "Amazon Purge", they have permanently removed our film. The decision is final, appeal is not possible.
Amazon has extinguished the memory of those wonderful Resistance Fighters! Very sad.
The Brave Fighters
Uhhh You Hillary supporters are the PC snowflakes who need safe spaces when you don't like other people's free speech. Also where in this thread does it say that my movie wasn't making any money?Why does "Blade Jones" blame "Social Justice Warriors" for his movies being removed from Amazon? I guess he's one of those "Social Injustice Defenders". And why doesn't he accept their own reason: that his movies weren't making Amazon any money? Poor snowflake!
My film is a COMEDY that these progressive, unhinged social justice warriors would label as "sexist", promoting "racial stereotypes", "hate speech", topless nudity, glorifies drug use, has abusing language, etc. These people would get triggered over films like Airplane and Kentucky Fried Movie for the same reasons. Big tech is turning into Big Brother. They want to control our lives and they want to control speech. Just watch that Google meeting where they were all sobbing over Hillary Clinton's loss. Then click "news" on Google and search for "Trump". All leftist publications in the search results. Amazon is no different. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za4tsfdpeMwThat must be February 31st 2020
IT is not really a place for politics, but in this thread alone we have an anti-nazi-film, a diverse film and a "possible "sexist", promoting "racial stereotypes", "hate speech", topless nudity, glorifies drug use, has abusing language, promotes "illegal behavior" movie" that got removed.
Hillary losing does not seem a common denominator here.
No. That illustrates my point perfectly that they have a DOUBLE STANDARD. Big tech is in bed with Big Hollywood.Airplane and Kentucky Fried Movie are both on Amazon, so your argument on that falls flat.
The fact that a majority of tech workers are (apparently) liberal is hardly the point here. We could debate why that is, but it's a topic for a different site.
I quite enjoyed your film Tainted Love Night of the Incubus. I hope it is doing well.
Finished Abduction and enjoyed it too.Thank you. That was my first and I borrowed money which took 5 year to pay back: £15,000.
If you ar indie and low budget, my advice to everyone, don't expect to ever get your money back... sadly. But yes, loads of people watch it. I get 6p or 10 cents approx. from Amazon if they watch to the end. my regards, mol. I started a streaming channel on Vimeo so folks can watch all my films without Amazon asking for censorship, here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/onviewcinema/
Finished Abduction and enjoyed it too.
The thing about Amazon Video Direct is that the numbers are so vast that you theoretically can be profitably at a one cent per hour compensation rate. There are 100 million Prime subscribers. If ten million people watch a 2 hour film at 6 cents per hour, that's 1.2 million dollars.
The potential is certainly there.You will not get 10 million watching you. Don't be silly. be practical. As you say - theoretical.
The potential is certainly there.
I think you have a lot of untapped revenue to be gained from the two movies of yours that I've seen. Of course, I don't know what you've made so far. But the lack of reviews suggest that you haven't exhausted your viewership. I urge you to revisit your marketing campaigns for these films. If you had not posted links to them, I would not have known about them in all likelihood. I'll elaborate if you want.