Many of the indie films our team has successfully represented often had limited budgets. So how can you get the media to notice you without spending thousands each month on PR?
Tell your story. Whether your film is a documentary, sci-fi, romance, thriller or action film, your film synopsis has to catch the eye and ears of the media.
Find your hook! The hook can be why you made the film, any challenges you experienced, or perhaps the lead character or producers have a great backstory. If it’s a documentary, why this film will change thinking or enlighten the audience. If fiction, who inspired or if it’s based on an actual ‘event’. The spin is the story behind your film.
Every single person involved in the making of your film has a story and an angle you can pursue media.
Create an Electronic Press Kit
(EPK) Your electronic press kit includes a photo’s and videos as well as short interviews you’re your principal cast and crew.
While filming you want to do off the set interviews with the cast, the director and producers that can be edited for the EPK.
Have them answer top questions the media might ask about the film.
If your film includes special effects interview the artists, or if filming in a unique location highlight that in the footage. These are future ‘selling’ points for media and film festival submissions. You can also include a short trailer in the EPK.
Important: Make sure any music used in the EPK is cleared for broadcast. You don’t want to have to backtrack and ask media to not use the soundtrack.
Your Film Synopsis- You can choose the length
The long synopsis
This will include one single page which you need to make double-spaced. You can tell the story in about ¾ of the page. The latter can include any anecdotes about the making if your film, and why it will stand out from other films.
The medium synopsis
Once again, it should be a ¾ page long in which you summarize the film, but make it concise and to the point. The last few lines can be about the making of the film and why your film is unique.
The short synopsis format should be no longer than half the page. Once again, ¾ is your concise story about the film, highlight points that will grab interest, with the last few lines about the production and why the film will stand out.
Bios of Cast and Crew
Your EPK includes bios of all the key players involved in the film, from the producers, writers, composer, director, director of photography, actors and production designer. Include past work experience, for example, any known filmes evangelicos 2019 films that the crew was part of in the past. Anything unique that will grab the eye of the media is valuable.
Your EPK needs great photographs, include the following:
Producer on the set
Director with the cast
Fabulous photos of the film scenes (have the photographer on the set days of important scenes being shot)
Highlight the equipment used in the making of the film
Any key players should be included
Remember, that perfect pic can be used on T-shirts, caps, posters and other promotional materials
It is vital for your promotion that you provide film festival submissions, journalists, and studios who may be considering distributing your film that you develop a most frequently asked Question and Answer area in the EPK. Include anything that explains the film, your mission, your audience and ultimate success of the film.