What kind ofmedia institution might distribute your mediaproduct and why?
A real production/distribution companyIn the UK, Metrodome could distribute our thriller. They can distribute our thriller via the microwave scheme. The microwave scheme offers support for films to be made in 18 days and within a budget of less than £100,000. This would be appropriate for my thriller asthey would be distributing a small scaled British film.
How will your film be viewed?Our film could be viewed via Cinema, Internet, DVD, Television, or YouTube. However for us, it would more suitable to use Viral Marketing. This is because our thriller is unknown, so in order to get people to watch we must send out an email to everyone telling them to watch our thriller. They can then pass the link onto friends or family, which will make the popularity and views of our thriller increase.
What are your reasons for distributing your film by these methods? We have decided to distribute our film via viral marketing because we don’t have enough money to get our thriller distributed by large production companies such as Film Four. Also, viral marketing is veryeffective nowadays because people spend a lot of time on social networking sites such as Facebook/Twitter/YouTube etc, so we can post ourthriller on there and tell people to watch it. Finally, our thriller is a small scale British film so not many peoplewill have heard of it. Therefore, viral marketing is the best method to get our target audience to watch the thriller.
Comparing our thriller to real filmsI would compare our thriller to Shifty. Shifty was also distributed by Metrodome via the microwave scheme, in 2008. It is also aimed at teenagers, just how our thriller is.