May 17, 2015 at 3:33PM

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How do you get discovered ?

How does a director or actor get discovered, when they start to get more offers

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Hello again.
If you are posting on vimeo/youtube, the best way is to give feedback, comments as much as possible, post high quality videos, and post them often.

there is no magic way to get followers (unfortunately) but you can get more exposure but commenting more

May 17, 2015 at 5:05PM

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Connor Norvell
Cinematographer, Writer, Director
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Show your talent. Show what you can do best. If you are exceptionally good at something you will get noticed.

I can think of several examples of people that launched their film careers by doing something really really well...

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
http://www.blairwitch.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blair_Witch_Project

A film made with no-name actors and shot with handy-cam cameras for an initial budget of $22,500, that went on to gross $248,639,099 world wide.

Primer (2004)
https://vimeo.com/53890508
http://erbpfilm.com/film/primer#gallery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primer_(film)

A film made using no-name actors with a budget of $7,000 that won at the Sundance Festival and earned $424,760 from independent theatres. ( this is a lot for a film that did not go through the established film distribution system )

Upstream Color (2013)
https://vimeo.com/57342043
http://erbpfilm.com/film/upstreamcolor#gallery
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstream_Color

Made by the same film-maker as Primer for a budget of $50,000 that also won at the Sundance festival and went on to earn $587,174 through independent distribution. ( again this is a lot of money when you are bypassing traditional film distribution )

Kung Fury (2013)
https://vimeo.com/83779832
http://www.kungfury.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fury

Written, directed, and starring David Sandberg from Sweden, "Kung Fury" raised over $600,000 from a KickStarter campaign, and has been selected to screen in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. This is the film that will launch David Sandberg's career, and it all started with $5,000 of his own money.

May 17, 2015 at 8:10PM, Edited May 17, 8:34PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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