Members of The D-Word documentary community can now "sell movies socially" with Distrify. The Distrify player can easily be embedded in film profiles and postings on The D-Word. Further measures are planned to promote members' films to a wider public.
In reply to Christopher Pavsek's post on Sat 2 Mar 2013 02:43 CET :
Send us the link and we'll add it. It's a curated collection, nothing automated.
In reply to Donald Goldmacher's post on Sun 3 Mar 2013 :
I've added Heist – it will appear automatically when your film is available. The collection is geo-filtered so you'll only see films that are available in your region.
Peter – I assume you've seen the vimeo announcement? http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/03/13/the-dish-model-ctd-11/
How do you see this impacting Distrify?
Distrify provides a unique service unlike anything else on the market. We have yet to see any service or product offered by any other that compares. As such, we don't want to predict the impact of other products.
Thanks for using Distrify!
I mentioned this before but Distrify causes Chrome to crash on some computers. No other video embeds cause this to happen just Distrify.
Probably a good idea to contact the Distrify team directly, Jeremy.
Sorry you're having trouble with Chrome – I also have a lot of trouble with Google's browser. The problem you are experiencing is not related to The D-Word or Distrify. Unfortunately Chrome is one of the buggiest browsers available. In Google's rush to add lots of cool new features it means that they are constantly updating an unstable browser. On my computer it causes all kinds of problems, from random crashes (on many different websites including various video sites) to garbled text on 20% of websites. Interestingly Chrome never crashes on Distrify on any of our computers.
If you are using websites that need the latest cutting edge features that Chrome offers, unfortunately you'll have to put up with some strange behaviour and crashes. To improve things, I would recommend completely removing Chrome and all its related files from your computer and then re-install it from scratch.
Or if you want a more stable web browsing experience, you can try Safari (for Mac) or IE10 (for Windows). In my experience, Firefox has similar stability problems to Chrome since Mozilla has emulated Google's rush to release updates every few weeks.
Hello, small potatoes here, hopefully bigger tomatoes in the future.
I'd like to stream the trailer to my film 100 Trees at Distrify and charge a very modest sum for it.
I did not want it to be free of charge however.
How can I learn more about what might be mutually suitable as a possible way to proceed here?
That would include learning what your costs and requirements were.
I'd like to finish the trailer by July 21.
With Distrify you can set your own price and make it available as long as you want. There's no charge to get your first film uploaded and selling via Distrify and then there are just modest transaction fees on sales coming in. Please have a look here for details and for a link to sign up: https://distrify.com/plan
Hope this helps!
Sure thing – http://d-word.muvies.com/reviews/3148-who-killed-chea-vichea-
And I tweeted: https://twitter.com/distrify/status/359391602784993280
Thanks much, Peter – we're excited to be on this platform!
After exploring and using other distribution methods (including turning down a nice offer from a good traditional doc distributor) we have been using Distrify for our film My Big Break. We've been very, very pleased with the sales, the control and the customer service. We'll use Distrify again on our other projects. Thank goodness for you guys.
Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for the positive feedback! Would you be happy for us to reprint your testimonial?
My first film, "Overdrawn!", is finally streaming online via Distrify:
Just curious about TIMING distrifying your work: Do you wait till you've premiered a big festival, premiered on TV, till X or Y? Or do you just start distrifying when your movie is finished? Would love to hear from D-worders how they approached it!
I think the main consideration is not the one about theatrical or TV windows, but when and in what setting you can build the most effective campaign for the film.
Only when you have many allies in getting the message out will you succeed in TVOD sales. Find media partners, bloggers, organisations related to the subject matter, etc who will embed the player. Then try and coordinate your launch across these platforms so they'll all start talking about your film around the same time.
That all said, there are certain restrictions: many cinemas still don't like VOD availability prior a theatrical run. And a VOD release prior to theatrical would also disqualify a film from Oscar eligibility (if that's a concern).
Thanks Ben! That makes sense...
I'm Not to bothered with the Oscar eligibility(dont see that happening), I just dont want to shoot myself in the foot by distrifying too soon (in the great order of things when it comes to release).
The movie has really grown from grassroot participation, volunteers, (micro) crowdfunding and doing shows in between on the topic of the movie. So people are asking about it... frequently...I feel unsure, now that the movie is finished... how long I need to tell people to wait... as along the way I found that a lot of people loved the project and the idea... want to see and buy the movie (going on what I've been told) where as Dutch TV media parties never warmed up to it as it was 'Too difficult to market in a saturated media sphere' or 'too marginal'.
I guess every project is different and you never know 100% if you are taking the right approach... trial and error...
There have been environmental organizations that were not interested in getting into the production but told me they want to help in distribution... as it was inline with their vision and mission. Time to get a campaign build up thing going then...