Indie film financing and movie distribution reminds of the items it might seem like dancing nude on stage (much respect for exotic dancers at Ray Flynt’s Hustler Club!). You appear to pitch your movie project and want so that you can dance to some film investor’s music. It’s their stage and never yours being an indie filmmaker seeking film funding. They need you to create a sellable movie which attracts movie distributors therefore the production could make money.
Most investors I have met with aren’t thinking about putting hard money into indie art house films because individuals are tough sells to movie distributors and overseas film buyers aren’t usually thinking about seeing them. The dialogue and scenes of certain art house type films don’t translate well to foreign buyers and movie viewers. Action, horror and skin doesn’t need subtitles that people stick to the story is exactly what I have have been told by distributors. Speaking mind movies could make no sense to viewers that do not understand subtle lines spoken inside a language.
Independent film financing is constantly on the change as indie movie distribution will get more financially shaky. The area it’s hitting indie movie producers hardest is appropriate in the source – film financing. Film investors at this time aren’t feeling looking forward to putting money into movies that don’t have bankable name actors. This isn’t like so-known as indie movies which have A-list actors or are created for huge amount of money. Individuals kind of indie film passion projects you may make once you have managed to get within the entertainment business in the studio level.
Indie film investors and movie distributors will not require that you come with an A-list actor, however they want producers to possess actors (B-list or C-list or D-list) with a few name recognition or celebrity. The initial question film investors and movie distributors ask is who the cast is. This is when most indie movie producers are blown from the water simply because they come with an unknown cast of actors. Plus there’s a glut of indie movies being made because technology makes it less expensive to create movies.
The vibrant side is the fact that entertaining indie movies are now being made that may not otherwise have seen light of previous day. However significant movie distribution (getting compensated) for indie created films is constantly on the shrink as indie films being made increases (demand and supply 101). I spoken to 1 movie distributor that suits releasing independent films plus they explained they receive new film submissions daily.
These were honest saying they end up with sellable movies and ones which are under appealing, but because of so many movies available they no more offer most producers advance money against film royalties or pay a lump cash “buy-out” to secure distribution legal rights. Their business point of view is most indie filmmakers are simply happy seeing their movie released. The word they used was “glorified showreel” to have an indie filmmaker to show they can produce a feature film. So, they acquire a lot of their movie releases without having to pay funding or supplying a “buy-out” agreement.