Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Distributing your indie horror film, part III.

Okay, let's take a look at a few more indie horror distributors... and, to reiterate, we definitely feel that your first move after finishing your film would be to push the festivals as hard as you can and/or look into some sort of self-distribution. However, if that's not an option, you've already done that scene or you just really don't want to do the work yourself, you can contact these guys and send them screeners. Now, if a distributor is interested in your film, always read the fine print on a contract, weigh your options and think about any decision you make. I would also like to mention that if anyone wants to share any stories about dealing with distributors, good or bad, please send me an email. Really, we're a community here and we need to look out for each other because there's a lot of sharks out there.

Darclight is a division of Arclight and they're devoted to showcasing the best in the horror, thriller and action genres from around the world. Formed in 2004, the Darclight banner encompasses a wide variety of genres including horror, thriller and action feature films, with recent successes being the horror films "Wolf Creek", "Perfect Creature" and "Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror". They tend to deal with bigger budget films that have run or will run the festival circuit, but you never know. If you go to their site there, they have all the contact information you'll need to get in touch with their head of acquisitions.

Brimstone Media Productions specializes in horror and science-fiction films and their latest feature, "Addicted to Murder", was widely distributed through Blockbuster Video and is available for home video rental throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Their movies are distributed worldwide and, to date, they have produced eighteen independent feature films. I can't find a catalogue on there, but I do know that they've distributed indie films from other filmmakers other than themselves... there's even a submissions tab on their site there.

Image Entertainment is a big home entertainment company that acquires, licenses, finances and produces exclusive content for worldwide video distribution through its direct relationships with major North American retailers and foreign sublicensees such as Sony/BMG and Warner Music. Long and short, they're not a little indie company. However, they do distribute little indie films. They've released "Die You Zombie Bastards!", "Day X" and a personal favorite, "Evil Aliens", among many other films. Once again, they don't make it hard to get in touch with their acquisitions department. You can just go to their site there and click on 'contact us' and you'll find the aquisitions email address.

ITN Distribution, according to them, has become a leading film distribution company known to buyers worldwide. They hold offices at the Cannes Film Festival and Market, the American Film Market, Mipcom, Natpe and Mifed, although their head offices are in Las Vegas. They distribute all kinds of films, including a lot of horror. They've recently released such titles as "Rapturious", "The Toybox" and "Chill".

Check out the other distributors that we've profiled on our 'indie horror distributors' page here.

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