looks amazing! very excited to see how it works out. great work everyone! reminds me of music players that are working with Facebook and other sites like Reverbnation. love all the info about the film on the player.
Members of The D-Word documentary community can now "sell movies socially" with Distrify. The Distrify player can easily be embedded in film profiles and postings on The D-Word.
It's a really user and filmmaker friendly widget that is EXTREMELY exciting. F*ck the middlemen!!!
Hello! I'm Phil Hawkins, director of BEING SOLD. I thought I'd join in the discussion. If you have any questions about Distrify from a filmmaker's perspective drop me a tweet @philmblog
We have uploaded a documentary to the player called "How did they shoot a feature film in two days?". I hope you'll all enjoy it.
You can also re-watch the discussion about Distrify, The D-Word & Being Sold at http://www.beingsoldthemovie.com/live/ (click on videos and you'll be able to watch it on demand).
Thanks for dropping in, Phil. As we were able to witness, you already got quite a few sales during your launch. Could you share which of your 'products' of BEING SOLD are selling best?
Doug, while I know what you mean, I think 'middlemen' will remain very important people. Distrify can be a great outlet for distributors and other third-party rights holders, too. It's also an essential tool for the new generation of 'producers of marketing & distribution' (as Jon Reiss calls them).
The fanciest player won't help filmmakers if they fail to identify their target audiences and to keep these audiences 'entertained' over longer periods of time, far beyond the actual film. In the past, it was all too easy to blame broadcasters for not letting you reach your perceived audience. Under the new model, it's entirely up to you to figure out where to find the audience, and their judgement may well be as brutal as the one of that commissioning editor...
The D-Word may actually become one of the new middlemen once we've added enough Distrify widgets as well as editorial content and promotional options. Our community has the potential to be one of the key places where people watch independent documentaries.
I like the idea of letting your audience be the new 'middlemen'.
I guess you're referring to Distrify's affiliate scheme which gives everyone who shares the trailer a small share of the resulting sales. That's a brilliant plan indeed.