FMP: Research – Distribution 360MC
When thinking about my film, it’s purpose, what it stands for and why I wanted to make it in the first place, I don’t feel as though just sending it to a film festival will do mine and my participants reason for sharing this story any justice. As well as spreading the word about mental illnesses we wanted to show, tell and give our audience the experience to know what a mentally ill person goes through; and how it is not all doom and gloom, there will be a point where you feel comfortable in your own skin again.
Getting this film distributed where I want it to reach the most is going to be difficult as I would like it to be shown in mental health clinics, mental health awareness websites and blogs and hopefully get mental health organisations showing their employees/colleagues etc. So far I have looked at a few organisations and contacted them to see if they would be interested in any way with getting people to see this film, I have also emailed my local Mind organisation ‘Buckinghamshire Mind’ as I feel it would appeal more to them as it’s a local story and could be used as a fundraising event as well awareness, and draw in locals.
To spread the story further I’m looking at how I can get my work shown at the AND festival (Abandon Normal Devices) as they welcome all things ‘contemporary’ and will exploit my film to ‘wider public engagement, conversation and debate.’ as it is played throughout the streets of these cities. I have contacted them to find out what their plans are for 2013 and how you can enter and the requirements etc.
Failing this I shall find somewhere local and/or possibly in London that I can rent to show my film, and any donations and proceeds will go to a mental health charity such as Youngminds or Rethink.
Possibility of showing it at my local University where I can gain a local audience or at my old secondary school where I’m sure they would happily accommodate a returning student and be able to give up the use a small vicinity for a small fee if not for free;