Excerpt from 6 Ways to Make People Watch Your Movie.
…So from the very start, we need to think about why people would watch our movies. Well, why do people watch any movies? If you look at films that have found audiences, it looks like there are about six basic motivators that are effective to get people to watch your film. Studio films are well aware of them and use them constantly and usually in combination. Indie filmmakers need to think about them just as much—maybe more, since we don’t have huge advertising budgets to cram our movies down people’s throats. And indies should be aware that while the basic motivators for generating audience interest are the same whatever the movie, how we take advantage of these methods could be very different.
From my IndieFlix guest-blog. Read the rest.