Posted by Paul Devlin:
The Sundance film festival is on the horizon and many filmmakers have been killing themselves trying to meet the submission deadline, THIS WEEK! Others have been granted extensions and are still killing themselves.
Be careful! The Sundance deadline has ruined many movies. Our advice in these circumstances comes from our advisor Bob Hawk, “Make the movie, not the deadline.”
We documented our experience with “Sundance Fever” while making BLAST! in a two-part Production Update. These Updates were part of our Artist Share Participant model for fundraising. Participants who helped fund the film were kept up to date on our progress through these videos, which we released regularly.
We plan to share more of these Production Updates, including Part 2 next week. So if you’re interested in the filmmaking process, visit again and see how we did it.
By the way, if you’re interested in more info on film festivals, I also wrote an article in The Independent on our experience releasing BLAST! to the festival circuit.