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Recently I've had several small distributors contacting me about the film and requesting a screener. They all heard about me from Social Media sites. This shows the power of SM and the changes in the way film business is done. ourfilmspace.com is a great example of part of this movement. Below is the trailer to the film. This trailer is part of the reason why there is so much interest that people have shown to it:


One of the great leasons learned is that your trailer/teaser is like your pitch, your logline. Do people want to see more or did you bore them? I have had a huge concern with the number of trailers I've seen of indie films that indie film trailers aren't even remotely competitive to anything the studios turn out. And honestly, blaming it on budget and FX's isn't good enough. If you can tell a good story you should be able to make a great trailer. It's your pitch, so pitch it the best you can! What do you think of the trailer?

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Comment by Eric R. Eastman on December 28, 2009 at 11:28pm
J.B. - Great referral (Memento) given by the illustrious Mr. Reed. Give it a watch.
He knows what it is to weave intrigue and tension into a tale without disturbing it's rightful pace.
As to the "flashback" images, remember to include enough recalled moments of subtlety and tenderness so as to engender real empathy on the part of the viewer. Makes us want to see how the central character solves his plight. It makes us care.
Take it from a practiced (no-budget) indie feature film co-producer. Keep editing, keep refining.
All the best!
Comment by Michael Reed on December 23, 2009 at 2:33pm
I won't go into production value, because that's not the point--as you mentioned.

I think the trailer isn't bad. And it makes the point it needs to make. All I know is this guy is just looking for his family. lol. And by the title I recon he has amnesia, so he probably doesn't know much about himself...I'm assuming.

I suggest you watch the trailer for Momento, this may give you some good ideas on how to express this plot idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMBTMEgCSok

I don't usually critique unless asked (which you did). I think for what you had to work with, you've created a fast-paced trailer that has nice energy. I do, however, think the jump cut to action is a little messy...but maybe that's just me.


Good luck.

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