I received my final rejection letter from the last film festival I was hoping to get into. Many film festivals don't allow films that have been publicly broadcast or available online in their entirety. I really was hoping for this film to make a festival run. It didn't. So now I made it available for the whole word to see. And that is who I want to see it. Being a 2 hour film, it really isn't suited for the average internet video audience. Those who really want to watch it will. Those interested in documentaries will. And maybe someone might stumble upon it and the subject matter sparks their interest.
Maybe someone who stumbles upon it might think it's well done and commission me to make another documentary.
DVD sales and shirt sales have also paid for this documentary to be streamed online. Much of the music in the film is from an online database that I purchased rights to use for festivals and DVDs. What I paid did not include internet. That was an additional $160 dollars a song. Multiple that times 10 songs.
I may still submit it to another couple film festivals after a little cutting down. Length I know is an issue. I may also cut it down to half yet in hopes PBS might air it.
For now watch the film on the homepage of upariver.net or Vimeo