My film making friend and co-writer Suki emailed me with some good news. His film is number one on the BT vision download store. Which is great for a short. But why is it number one. I asked him for the blog. What makes a short film successful and sellable? Here is his reply...
Interesting provocative title: Rubber Johnny
A synopsis to get you interesting and a sexy picture
Price – 99p isn’t much of a gamble
Chart position validates the film – so others will take the plunge too
The film has also been given the CULT status by BT alongside other famous cult films
A 3 minute film will not take long to download
All of which is really about general film marketing good practice. Except the last point. Shorter is now better. Especially as shorter will also be cheaper. Point 3 is also a good one as some people will want to try the service out. But spending £15 just to try it is a bigger gamble.
Type in "scriptwriters on blogger" into google and you get Danny Stack.
Type in "filmmakers on blogger" and you get - you guessed it - this very blog. Ahhh.
Image from Rubber Johnny. I hope the sexy picture drew you in!
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