An invitation to indie filmmakers

News Den Of Geek
17 Jul 2012 - 07:23

Have you made a film and want to try and get it noticed? We might be able to help...

For a while now, our inbox has been regularly getting messages from up and coming filmmakers, who have their own movie made, but want to get some publicity for it. Given the fact that we're generally flat out behind the scenes of the site, it's not been possible to do much to help. We're genuinely sorry about that, too. But we're going to try something for a few months, to see if it's of any use to you all.

Basically, it seems the hardest thing when you've made an indie filmn is to get it noticed. And that's where we want to help. So here's what we're suggesting.

If you're an indie film maker, without any distribution deal in place, then we invite you to send in your movie if you want us to watch it. We're having to be careful about this - we might get one, we might get hundreds. All we'll say is we'll watch as many as we can.

Furthermore, what we're not interested in doing is slamming films from people just trying to get a foot on the ladder. If we watch your film, don't like it, or don't have anything to say about it, we won't write about it. That seems the best way forward.

However, if there's a film that we like, or we find interesting, then we'll showcase it on the site. If it's brilliant, we'll scream from the rooftops. Metaphorically.

Inevitably, as we're in uncharted waters for us here, we're going to take this slowly, and thus we won't expect to have the first material on the site until September. What's more, if we find two movies in a year that we feel are worth covering, then that's all we'll do. We don't want to raise hopes. We're simple human beings, and it might be we can't even physically watch everything that we get, hence we're putting in a few caveats, to be on the safe side.

For the purposes of this, it's full features we're interested in, not shorts, web series, or crowdfunding appeals. We're genuinely looking to give publicity to good new films, that simply aren't getting noticed. If this works, then we may move on and try other areas where we can help, too.

We'll prioritise British films, but any good indie movies are welcome.

If you want to submit your movie, please put it on a DVD, and send it to:

New Movies
Den Of Geek
Dennis Publishing
30 Cleveland Street
London W1T 4JD

Many thanks for your time.

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