You might also just as well also ask “what’s wrong with audiences?” Are they being trained out of going to the movies? If so do we have time to get them back? Whatever happens, the distribution and exhibition sector seems strangely quiet about the comings and goings of audiences…or am I just imagining it? This […]Read more "What’s Wrong With Cinemas?"
The last time I was at SXSW was 2007 – the year Kenny made it into the film program – they actually had to subtitle if for US audiences if I remember. Back then I was surprised how big the event was but…well now it’s a different thing. To quote the film Alien, “that fucking […]Read more "SXSW WALKS THE LINE"
This post continues my series looking at the implications on the film distribution and exhibition sector of the incredible changes brought about the war between Netflix and Amazon. Last week I heard from two different sources about how the Australian film market had shrunk by 30%. One was from a high-level distribution source and one from […]Read more "CINEMA WARS"
Last month I posted Part 1 of my personal guide to how to approach film festivals as an independent filmmaker. Here’s part 2. In my first post I thought that perhaps I was being too 101 in my approach – but I don’t think I am. Whether you have a feature or feature documentary – or two […]Read more "FILM FESTIVAL SURVIVAL GUIDE Pt 2: People Really Only Want to Talk About Themselves."
As I spoke about in my Film Festival Half-Life post, the world of film festivals is changing quickly and dramatically but filmmakers still want and need to enter them. Here’s some personal thoughts about how to potentially deal with the fest environment and how they work… Festivals in all their shapes and sizes are still crucial […]Read more "FILM FESTIVAL SURVIVAL GUIDE Pt 1: Understanding Your Festival"
In a recent interview I did with the Creative Capacity I waxed lyrical about the way in which the gears of the film distribution and exhibition sector were perhaps not running to the same speed as the production sector whose technical development has seen a revolution in quality, access, mobility, sound, colour, picture and cost. To […]Read more "The New Film Festival Half-Life"