Sunday, February 6, 2011
A Question To Our Readers
Hello our dearest and well respected readers! I have a question to pose to you all. I hope you are aware and supportive of the fact that we have become more focused on shining a spotlight on the works of independent filmmakers. I'm not talking about those who are funded by a major studio posing as an indie one. I'm talking about the filmmaker who's essentially made him/herself bankrupt in the hopes of making just enough money in order to dump it into their next feature.
Now, I am not in the business at all of incrimination so I'm hoping you all share with me your open and honest opinion. Are you more likely to take a chance on purchasing a film and taking on the risk/reward that's inherent in such a venture? Or would you rather download the film for free first and then, if given the option, pay a nominal fee and have the opportunity to donate some coin to that filmmaker? I know, I know. Most people would rather download for free. I get that. But if given the choice between spending the money and having the high likelihood of it being crap and downloading it for free and then agreeing to throw a little coin in the direction of the filmmaker (regardless of quality), which option would you choose?
The question is important as I've engaged multiple filmmakers and I'm doing my all to get their phenomenal works out there to the masses. They are thinking about new and different ways to get their films out there instead of the traditional approach of selling and buying.
Cortez the Killer