September 4, 2014 at 2:55PM
Building an Audience Before You Film & The New Path to Distribution
I'm a newbie filmmaker but my background is in writing novels. Since my first film will likely be based on one of my novels, what I'm thinking about doing is building a mailing list of people who are fans of the book and want to be update about the film in process before I shoot one minute of film.
I figure, a mailing list of fans poised to see my film and who are emotionally engaged in the story is powerful and effective than shooting it and praying to God there's an audience somewhere who'll find it.
Is anyone else building their audience first before they start shooting? If so, how are you going about it?