Simone does the PR at
1001 Production House
Today I would like to give you some insight in the different lists I was talking about last week. After nearly finishing the press kit I am looking through my huge lists of possible distribution companies and film festivals. Making a choice seems impossible within this spider’s web of company names. Of course I made a short list, but my ‘short’ list still consists of over 50 different institutions and festivals. I can’t help but wonder what the difference is between all the bullet points on my endless list and how on earth I can make a choice out of these. So the first thing I decide to do is look at all these different companies and see how I can picture Dance Iranian Style on their website. Can I imagine them rooting for us? What other films do they distribute and do we even have a change if I send them my precious kit? So basically I am making decisions that can change the whole outcome of this project, make it or break it. Although I don’t think anything can break this project anymore. It united so many people en touched so many others, it will never be a waste. That fact makes me even more eager to find a right ‘distributionhome’ for it.
With all that in mind I have to seek the different gems within this film and let them speak for themselves. Different aspects I can put forward when needed. Sometimes DIS can be a human interest story, sometimes I can promote it as an experimental genre film or as a movie about the importance of cultural dance. This gives me a huge advantage and make the endless list a lot more not-endless. So all the distribution companies on the list, get your act together, you will soon find out how great this project is and you WILL fight for it.
Next stop: sending the press kits. Super exciting!