Below is a note I put on our Facebook page. I just reprint it here in case you're not one of our fans who Like the page. But while we're talking about it, how come you haven't gone over there and LIKED us? I don't do a new page for every movie, cuz that can get annoying.
So go over and Like Us, and make sure you check the SHOW IN NEWS FEED button.
GAVE IT A SHOT
Well, the campaign is over. Gave it quite a shot, but for some reason or another it didn't get the traffic it needed.
take another look at it later. I still think the idea is sound, and
could work for filmmakers, depending on the project and their fan base. I
would bet that if this had been for money to make another clown movie,
we would have made it. (based on the 13,000 views we got in a week on
our clown update video)
But maybe it's still too early. People
still don't understand that nowadays getting distribution isn't
equivelent to success--frankly it probably means you didn't make any
money at all. And while it's clear that people feel fine giving you
money to MAKE your movie, they're a little cloudy on why they would put
up money to have a movie distributed. Of course, people are always slow
to adopt new ideas, so maybe it's just a matter of time.
little like the notion(that still exists) that a direct-to-dvd movie is a
lesser-quality than a theatrical release. They don't get the fact that
theatrical isn't going to happen for 99% of the movies being made--there
aren't enough movie screens, not to mention that studios aren't going
to put the ad money behind a micro-budget flick. (with, of course, the
once-every-ten-years exception of Blair Witch/Paranormal Activity)
facts are the reason that Bruce Willis and Nic Cage movies go direct to
video or Netflix. Clearly those movies can get distribution...but
there's only so much room and if the studio doesn't think it's going to
be a smash hit, they won't risk spending the money to put it in
As for us, not sure what's next. I have to prep the
screeners/press kits to send to my rep for "Garden of Hedon". Then,
we'll get some offers(I assume) and will have to go over contracts. Once
that's done and we agree to terms I have to prep all the materials.
It's an ungodly amount of tedious work, and one of the big reasons I
would have liked to skip it. I got into this to make movies, not deal
with distribution issues. If we accept an offer fast you might see GOH
on VOD in a year. No idea when the dvd/Blu would follow, but typically
not within 6 months.
In between that we'll talk about what's
next. We have an investor already who's offered to front money--a decent
amount, but not enough for the script we'd really like to do. (with
some name actors!)
Anyway, just wanted to thank everybody again who shared our links and believed in us enough to pledge!