A European Story from Scotland
This morning around 6am, after a sleepless night and with tears in my eyes, I found myself applying to join a political party – something I had never done in my entire life. I would like to share how this came about.
I was a PMD
It's nearly been six years since the concept of a dedicated 'producer of marketing and distribution' was introduced by Jon Reiss. Having been one of the first-ever PMDs, I'm keeping a close eye on how this concept is evolving. What's needed for it to catch on across the film industry?
Bye-bye 2015 – bye-bye Klamath Settlements
Today marks the expiration of a rather hopeful episode in the old saga of Cowboys and Indians.
Ambiguity is credibility
The EDN member of the month for December 2015 is Ben Kempas, founder of Film & Campaign Ltd. in Edinburgh, Scotland. EDN has talked to Ben Kempas about his company and its services and about the buzz around outreach and impact.
Film & Campaign congratulates PRISON SISTERS at IDFA Forum
Congratulations to the team behind PRISON SISTERS which was voted 'best pitch' at last week's IDFA Forum in Amsterdam.
The old, the new and the sky
Maybe we can all work to make sure that in 2015, the protagonists in documentaries get the same recognition as the filmmakers. How's that for a new year's resolution?
My declaration of independence
Alongside making documentaries, I always wanted to be a campaigner for other people's docs in order to share their incredible power with wider audiences. Here comes FILM & CAMPAIGN.
Can we 'sell' a film about a world without money?
FUTURE MY LOVE was produced under the current economic system. Our obvious target audience, however, advocates the elimination of money.
Maxifying Distrify - the PMD's Top Ten Tips
Ben Kempas shares his Top Ten Tips how to get the most out of Distrify, a key tool for "selling movies socially" across the web.