Recently, we chatted with Mia Bruno, Acquisitions Manager at Gravitas Ventures, independent distributor.
When asked what’s working now and what kinds of films impact their buying decisions here’s what she said:
1) Cast matters
2) Social media is important
If you are filmmaker working on an indie film, then try and get someone into the film that will have value. If it’s a shoe string budget, clearly, that may not be possible.
But, if you are working with any kind of a budget don’t discount the value of having cast that can help you when it comes to distribution.
This is the hard part… your film may not be as good as you think it will be. No one sets out to make a bad film. Even people who are making “bad films” still want their films to be good bad films… if that makes sense… protect your downside.
And, the best time to start building your social media presence is now.