Monday, September 19, 2016

Terrortory Amazon Prime Premiere Approaching, Plus Updates

Almost ready to submit the whole thing to Amazon, so it gets listed. You can set the day it premieres on Amazon, though it's not guaranteed. I guess there's an off-chance your movie will show up early, and they don't want to be held liable if that happens.

So I'm a LITTLE afraid that what if I submit it and Amazon accidentally puts it up before the local premiere? That would be awkward.

Yet, to guarantee it shows up by October 1st, I have to submit it earlier than the Premiere.


On the stats front, some weird stuff going on. Can't really explain it.

GOH and Bounty are going WAY down now, even though they're still both top 100 titles. GOH is down to like 1000 minutes a day, while Bounty is around 4000-6000. I guess it's to be expected since they both went over a million minutes--the viewership has to be finite, I suppose.

But I put both Hunting Humans and Fear of Clowns 2 up, and neither is doing big business like the other titles. Hunting Humans has only done about 33,000 minutes in four weeks, which is pretty small.

Maybe it's just not that recognizable a movie.

However, Fear of Clowns 2, I put up at the beginning of September. Did the same advertising as the others. It's the sequel to a Lionsgate film, and it has a huge interest base(scary clowns!)...but it's really been slow going.

It's changing a bit now, making me wish I'd submitted at the end of August. This week it broke the top 200 horror flicks on Amazon, and this past weekend started doing over 7000 minutes per day.

Not gonna be a million-minute-in-one-month title, unless it does it in October.

As far as the Amazon Star program, we still heard nothing on GOH. I'll admit I'm pretty disappointed. We did amazing numbers, and somehow missed it? Or are we penalized because of that "Terms of Service" violation that they wouldn't give us specifics on?

Waiting to hear on Bounty...because if we get it on Bounty, then it's definitely us being penalized, since it had slightly less views in the month than GOH did the previous month.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kinonation Update Plus Why Amazon Prime Makes Me Happy

So I think I'm about to let the whole kinonation thing go away.

See, now that's it's on Amazon Prime, what do I care? If they could get us on Hulu or Netflix then okay, it would be good. But so far, after nearly 9 months they've gotten us here:

Vimeo On Demand. Could have gotten us there myself, so no big deal.
M-GO. Not even sure what this is. So I looked it up. It's Fandango Now, some sort of streaming thing from them. Only problem is, I search for Bounty and there are no results for my flick. Here, see for yourself.
MagicInternet2. Ditto. No idea. It's not in the list of outlets I checked, and I can't find anything via a search engine.

And for me the bigger problem is this: There doesn't seem to be any accounting or stats page to show me if I'm getting any sales. I guess--since I haven't heard--that we haven't had any.

Leads me to just think I should pull the plug on the whole thing. I've sent them an inquiry about stats, so we'll see what they say.


I'll tell you why Amazon Prime makes me happy.

I see these other filmmakers, and you know what they're doing when their movie is done? They're making press kits. They're sending out screeners(plus checks for submission fees) to film festivals, and maybe sending out screeners(more cost!) to distributors in the hope that a distributor will say, "Sure, we'll distribute you."

And it's SO MUCH work and SO MUCH money to do all that shit. I know, I did it for my first two films.

But I can get my film out to hundreds of thousands of people right away AND get paid for it...within 3 months of them first airing...

It's almost too good to be true.

Anyway, THIS is why I'm premiering Terrortory on Amazon. Hell, the movie's not even completely done yet, and we're 31 days away from premiering it to the world. (well, 29 days if you count the actual local premiere)