Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker 3: Breaking Sundance

Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker 3: Breaking Sundance

by Bryan Young
     
 

Bryan Young is a writer and a filmmaker who has done just about everything there is to do in the world of low-budget independent cinema, from hacking Sundance to theatrically distributing his own films. Films he's produced have been called "...filmmaking gold" by The New York Times, "...electrifying" by the Christian Science Monitor, and "...riveting" by the Onion A.V…  See more details below

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Bryan Young is a writer and a filmmaker who has done just about everything there is to do in the world of low-budget independent cinema, from hacking Sundance to theatrically distributing his own films. Films he's produced have been called "...filmmaking gold" by The New York Times, "...electrifying" by the Christian Science Monitor, and "...riveting" by the Onion A.V. Club.

In the third part of his "Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker" series, he documents his time promoting a film called Abby Singer at the Sundance Film Festival. Abby Singer featured Brad Pitt and Jake Gyllenhaal and was renowned for its guerilla marketing campaigns. From stealing cameos to breaking into every major film studio lot to drop trailers, Abby Singer had done it all. And when it wasn't programmed in the Sundance Film Festival, the filmmakers turned to the author and his cohorts to market the film.

They navigated the strict laws against most forms of film promotion in Park City, Utah, and launched one of the most talked about marketing campaigns in the festival's history.

This first hand account brings readers through the drama, the struggles, and the marketing avenues taken to put the name "Abby Singer" on the tip of every tongue during one of the biggest independent film festivals in the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014126113
Publisher:
ShineBox Digital Publishing
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Series:
Confessions of an Independent Filmmaker , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
255 KB

Meet the Author

Bryan Young works across many different mediums. As a film producer, his last two films (“This Divided State” and “Killer at Large”) were released by The Disinformation Company and were called “filmmaking gold” by The New York Times. He’s also published comic books with Slave Labor Graphics and Image Comics. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post and the founder and editor in chief of the geek news and review site Big Shiny Robot! He's also the author of Lost at the Con and Man Against the Future.

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