“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowd-funded feature are practically unforgettable. It’s immensely serious but no downer.” Colin Covert – Star Tribune ★★★½ out of four stars.
I’ve deployed strategies that have reversed the typical indie film release strategy on its head, and our success has come through that. So far it has been workings its way around theatres for well over a year. I set this all up myself, without a booker or publicist. It has been a long and complicated road, but as a result, I’ve created a release that has sold around 75,000 tickets from mostly small markets and with profitable returns. We’ve booked over 200 theatres, mostly in the US but now are expanding into theatres in Europe.
On some occasions, it has beaten every blockbuster it has been up against in a theater, and unlike most independent films, it has mostly played in commercial cinemas and multiplexes, with only a third of theatres being indie/art house.
In 2017 we beat 23 of the 26 releases of the major independent film distributor IFC, and all 32 from Kino Lorber.
This is the penetration of theatres we’ve had in the states we’ve prioritized.
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Here’s the release pattern.
For those of you who are interested, you can join our Facebook groups here for updates. We have groups for most countries and all US states, for example, there are 3 key ones linked below:
New York: https://www.facebook.com/groups/758719667631184/