It's difficult these days for amateur filmmakers to separate themselves from the pack and get noticed by some big, Hollywood heavyweights. You can either test your luck on the festival circuit (along with thousands of other small films) or you can go another route, like a filmmaker from New Jersey called Insectavora, who's come up with an interesting promotional idea: She's offering $10,000 to a major celebrity for them to donate to the charity of their choice, and in return she wants them to review the film.
So far the list of celebs who've passed (or ignored the offer entirely) include folks like Jack Black, Jim Carrey, Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Ashton Kutcher, Mike Myers, Conan O'Brien and more. In light of that, Insectavora has switched tactics, and now she's going after one notable name -- Kevin Smith -- and not only is she offering the ten grand, but now she's throwing in worldwide rights to the movie. As of this writing, we don't believe Smith has responded.
Oh, and did we mention the film's title goes a little something like this: Night Of The Day Of The Dawn Of The Son Of The Bride Of The Return Of The Revenge Of The Terror Of The Attack Of The Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating, Crawling, Alien & Zombified, Subhumanoid Living Dead…Part 5. Yeah. And it comes with this synopsis: . . And it comesd ddd"
"In 1966 Woody Allen took a Japanese action film and re-dubbed it with his own dialogue, turning the film into a hilarious James Bond parody called “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” “Night Of The Day Of The Dawn…Part 5” gives this same re-dubbed treatment to two of America’s most beloved shows in television history. Hosted by the beautiful and bewitching Angelica.
This film is a sequel to the already popular cult film, “Night Of The Day Of The Dawn Of The Son Of The Bride Of The Return Of The Revenge Of The Terror Of The Attack Of The Evil, Mutant, Hellbound, Flesh-Eating, Crawling, Alien & Zombified, Subhumanoid Living Dead …Part 2”
You can find out more info on their website, or by watching the odd video below. Honestly it's an interesting strategy. While this might not be the sort of film to try this out with, it's an interesting approach, and a clever way to build some buzz and awareness for a tiny little indie flick. What do you think?