Getting Your Product Out There: Reviews???
Want a review? Just ask. Who’d thought it would be that easy?
It actually took a kickstart for me. No, I don’t mean the kickstarter company; I mean it took a friend to hook me up with a reviewer he knew. Since this friend, Jason Ledford, was DP on my new film “the Orbs” and was 2nd unit DP and acted in my first feature “F-3” and happened to be in film school at Western Carolina University (a program I wish I went to, no offense UNCG, your training served me well) and was a friend of a student/reviewer I got the hook up from. The review was amazing and blew me away.
After I got my first review, I got the idea to begin approaching reviewers online. I just went to google and typed in film reviewers and went down the line. I also altered the search to independent film reviewers as well as horror/sci-fi film reviewers. I found contact information on each site I went to and put together a nice solicitation.
So far I have about 6-8 reviews in the works just from simply asking. I guess it all is just a matter of “jumping off the high dive” so to speak. I was/am terrified of heights, but some times you’ve just got to jump. Just make sure you have some sort of project crafted together in the best of your abilities first.