Everything I read about promoting your indie film says you need to be good at social media and apparently social media means hash tags. So #hashtag everything? #infertility #indiefilm #loudnoises!
The part of me that made my first films using actual film and physically cutting the film to edit it way back in the late 90s wants to scream, "Can't I just make a film and not worry about Twitter and Facebook?" And then the more understanding part of me screams, "I get it. And I swear I'm not that old." As somebody who doesn't normally spend a ton of time involved in social media, this part of the filmmaking process has been an education. If you're making a film or pushing your cause, what is your process for connecting and (even more importantly) building your audience while still making sure your project stays your focal point? Would love to hear your thoughts and/or tips.
In other news, we are getting very close to finishing One More Shot. We just got the latest cut of our animations in this morning (they look awesome) and we are doing final edits on the body of the film. Barring any hiccups, we should be able to lock picture in the next week or so. #stoked
I say it in every newsletter and nearly every post but it can't be said loud enough: thank you. Thank you for supporting us. This film has been four years in the making and I can't wait for you to see it. As we get closer to completing it, I'm going to ask you Twitter and Facebook savvy friends to help spread the word. It's a bit ironic that this film centers on a topic - infertility - that many people refuse to talk about and now it's time to shout from the rooftops that we've got a film on the subject that needs to be seen and needs to be discussed.