I get a lot of questions about marketing & distribution. It's no wonder: who wants to go to all the trouble of making a feature film and have it watched by 10 people.
I get a lot of email and Facebook messages every day from people from all over the world. It’s incredibly rewarding to feel that connection to so many filmmakers and see the possibility of building communities and movements.
No-budget films are usually made by people who aren't getting paid. But this is controversial to some who think that if you can afford to make a movie you can afford to pay your crew. Is this realistic? Is it unethical to not pay your crew?
For barely $3K (but using all his savings and selling his car to pay for it!) Samik made the unconventional and beautiful film D Major. Shot in Kolkata the film won Best Director at the Kolkata Film Festival. It is now set to get distribution on India's version of Netflix and has brought Samik to the attention of Bollywood producers. There's lots of great stuff in this interview worth checking out.
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