Wondering why filmmakers spend thousands of dollars to shoot a film . And then don't want to spend money to market their film?
This quote is from another thread., debating why people don't market. I created this thread to hear from those who do. What worked? What do you think works for the streaming world of today?
In years past, I was notorious for shameless self promotion, especially for a year 2000 movie, called TERRARIUM. You can see some of that news hype in this video:
I hit up every film web site with announcements, sent out free copies of my movie to those willing to review it, paid for 60 thirty second spots for commercials on Cox Cable channels (like SyFy, etc.)., did a DVD and poster signing at Borders Book Store, after convincing them to put my movie on their shelves. I went on as many radio and TV stations as I could, hit up the newspapers, even printed out 5,000 flyers and hired people to put them on windshields in various parking lots. Yeah, a couple of film festivals, as well.
These days, there are less forums. There is less physical product, so sending people DVDs isn't a big thing, like it used to be. Frankly, even sending digital copies of your movie for people to review becomes a huge pirating risk, the more people you send to. I hit up social media. Movie pages can be made on Facebook, etc.
What do you do?