Saturday, July 30, 2011

Trap is Sprung!

So this post my look familiar. I posted a similar one about a year ago. I took Trap out of circulation while Monsters in the Woods finished up. My hope was that I could sell Trap on MITW's coat-tails. That plan didn't exactly work out.

So Trap is currently making the rounds in film fests. It's got into a few and has even won an award. However, it's two years old, shot on DV and has no (currently) bankable stars. Looks like the only avenue left open is self distribution. So I've made Trap available through Createspace. It can be purchased for only $10 bucks. That's the cheapest price they allow. It will also be available for download and rent on Amazon VOD within the next 60 days.

I'm proud of the movie. I feel it's my best overall work so far and hope that folk will take the opportunity to check it out.

So buy Trap or wait until it hits Amazon VOD in the next 60 days, or the eventual torrents (which I don't personally approve of, but what the hell.)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

When to Throw in The Towel?

A question every struggling artist eventually asks themselves when things aren’t exactly working out is, “When do I throw in the towel, when do I give up?” I’ve asked myself this very question many times over the years and my response as always been, “never. I’m never giving up. I’m going to do this or continue trying to do this till the day I die.” Well, after a decade of struggle and now being no better off financially than I was then (actually including debt, I’m a lot worse off), my resolve is slipping. I watch friends and acquaintances excel in other careers and start families, and I can’t help but wonder where I’d be today if I had chosen a more traditional path after college. Instead, I sit here today, broke, single, questioning my ability as an artist and wondering if I’ll receive a 3 month late editing payment in order to pay this months rent on time.  

I’m not quite ready to pack it in, but for the 1st time ever, I’m seriously questioning the path I’ve chosen.