DISTRIBUTION CASE STUDY MASTER LIST:
AMERICAN: The Bill Hicks Story http://bit.ly/1alXFCE (US doc; hybrid strategy)BASS ACKWARDS (US narrative, micro budget, used “Sundance as a publicity platform for releasing the picture directly into the marketplace; to subvert the system of selling one’s film at a major festival and instead to use Sundance as a vehicle to go directly to the audience”) http://bit.ly/1aPXpObBEING
GINGER http://bit.ly/GNJcXa (Scottish doc)BLAST! http://bit.ly/15MR054 (US Doc; direct distro; strong education market exploitation). Not so much a “case study” as an overview article.
BONES BRIGADE http://bit.ly/1aa7fHz (US doc, utilizing great merchandise; direct distro)ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW: http://bit.ly/HqntWs (US Indie feature; direct distro via PDA) Okay, it’s not a case study — just a release of intial D&D VOD numbers, but it’s a start.
A FIELD IN ENGLAND: http://bit.ly/IpWBFY (UK micro-budget feature, day&date UK multiplatform release)
I AM BREATHING: http://www.iambreathingfilm.com (UK doc on ALS, not a case study but a good example of a direct distribution website)
INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE http://bit.ly/19zh9rk (US doc; direct distribution)
LUCIA (The First 10 Days Of Online Release) http://bit.ly/17VODO1OBJECTIFIED http://bit.ly/Kci5qy (US Doc, filmmaker toured with film)
SOUND IT OUT: http://bit.ly/17JTrSH (UK doc, utilizing crowd funding)
STAINED (2010): http://bit.ly/1aRaggY (Canadian horror film)
TRANSCENDENT MAN: http://bit.ly/1c203lh (US doc, a hybrid model utilizing a special event tour, collapsed windows across all mediums, and innovative new portals through which to share the film.
THE WAY WE GET BY: The DIY Chronicles (US Doc)
Part One: Finding A Spot In The Line Up
Part Two : Timing Is Everything
Part Three: Going Local & Maximizing Your Distribution Window
Part Four: Minimize Your Loss And Hope For A Greater Payoff In The End
Part Five: Going Local Pays OffWHEN HARRY TRIES TO MARRY: http://bit.ly/1aaIizJ (US narrative)