Sunday, September 11, 2011

Act 3

I know, I know, I know. It’s been forever since we’ve posted anything here. We’ve certainly been busy – having a baby, working day jobs, writing other scripts and making other projects – but I think the reason we haven’t come back to post here is that the ending of the “Fugue” story hadn’t been written yet. I think, after almost three years since we began this project, the third act is finally here.

How to sum up the last year? We found one sales agent, lost him, found another, spent many months not having a lot of luck finding distribution, finally signed with a distributor, then spent more months trying to find distribution outlets. We were told by many people that almost no small indie films are getting a DVD release any more, because the cost simply isn’t justified. So we decided to master and put out the DVD ourselves, hoping that we could time it with a digital release.

And after more months of waiting, in August we got the news from our sales agent that “Fugue” would be appearing on iTunes and CinemaNow starting September 6. We’re also going to be available on TVN’s Video On Demand service from 10/17 – 12/16 of this year. And on top of that, we’ll be on Hulu in 2012 and we may have some other release opportunities this fall.

So our little movie is finally going out into the world. True, we didn’t get into any major film festivals or premiere in 4000 theaters, but our film also cost less than a new car to produce. I personally feel like it was a great experience, and we literally got to see every aspect of film production, from conception to release. And best of all, we’re not cynical or depressed about the process. I feel like we’re all going to make another feature, only next time it will be bigger and better.

That’s pretty much the end of the story. There may be more updates or posts as things come up, but this is our movie’s ride into the sunset. It’s in the hands of the audience now.

Thank you again to everyone who’s supported us for the last three years, who came to a screening, bought a DVD, or took the time to write us a nice review or comment. Film is a communal, collaborative medium, and we couldn’t have gotten here without your help.