Its been a couple of weeks since I wrote any updates on the King No Crown movie that I’ve been working on. This wasn’t because things haven’t been happening or because I haven’t been working on the film–I certainly have–I just wanted to get a few things ironed out before I gave another update.
In my last update, I was deep in the not-so-fun post-production process. Although I’m not 100% finished with with post-production, I am very close. I’m at least close enough to where I feel comfortable moving forward with the next step, which is…
SCREENING THE MOVIE.
I’ve officially arrived at the point where I would like to start getting some eyes and ears on this movie. It’s been a long time coming, and there were definitely times when I didn’t think it would happen, but I’m excited to finally be here.
I read a book a while back that described how films were rolled out in the early 1900’s. Back in those days, film reels were extremely expensive to create, so most films only had one or two prints in existence; one was for use in the theaters and one was a backup in case of an emergency. As a result, a filmmaker or studio couldn’t afford to send a copy of their movie’s reel out to each theater. Instead, the filmmaker would drive from city-to-city, showing their movie, then driving off to another nearby city for a show the following night. In that sense, releasing movies was very similar to a music tour. With advances in technology that made things less expensive, filmmakers and studios soon gained the ability to show their movie anywhere and anytime, all without leaving the comfort of their home. Along the way, filmmakers stopped traveling with their movies to actually meet and connect with the audiences they had created for their movies.
That said, I plan on taking an old school approach to the screenings of the King No Crown movie. I’m not going to submit my film to dozens of festivals and spend a year or more on the festival circuit as most filmmakers are instructed to do. I plan on taking my film directly to the people. I want to setup screenings for the King No Crown movie in as many cities as possible that are interested. I will travel with my movie like Oscar Micheaux did with his movies. I will talk to the people and do Q&A sessions afterwards. I may even do some workshops on low-budget filmmaking in certain cities. This will be a very DIY affair. There will be some places where we are able to setup a screening in a traditional movie theater, but I’m sure there will be others where it takes place in unconventional spots like art spaces, community centers, colleges, etc.. So whether it’s 50 people or 500, we will try to make it happen.
This is something that I’ve never done before, so I already know I can’t do alone. That’s where you come in. I’m looking for people who are interested in helping organize and promote screenings for the King No Crown Movie in their city. We obviously can’t bring this film everywhere, but we would like to try to bring it to the places that are the most excited about it and think there is an audience for it.
If that sounds something you would be interested in please e-mail HERE. Let me know where you live and what your ideas are and we can try to make something happen.
Thanks for your interest and support,
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