I'm not sure what to make of this set of videos from my friend, filmmaker Jeffrey Goodman. (Like Truffaut and Godard, we used to hang out at the American Cinematheque for amazing screenings and discuss them afterwards.)
Here he posts info about his forthcoming film "Peril" about which we know very little, and he hopes to get us personally interested and involved. (He mentions that in independent filmmaking "DIWO"—"Do It With Others"—is replacing "DIY".)
It is all part of his commitment to fully explaining the process of what goes into getting a film made and what happens after the film is done, which you may find invaluable. For example, his blog at MovieMaker magazine, called "Adventures in Self-Releasing," details great info about his attempts at deal-making and self-distribution for his prior film, The Last Lullaby, starring Tom Sizemore.
These videos below are actually tapings of live U-Stream chats that he holds regarding his upcoming film "Peril." So, what do you think, is this guy crazy, or is he onto something? In any case, I think we should applaud him for his commitment to sharing and educating.
CHAT PART ONE
CHAT PART TWO
CHAT PART THREE
CHAT PART FOUR
Jeffrey also has a compelling story about how he used his experience selling Brinks security systems (!) to go out and raise money for The Last Lullaby (anecdote around minute 2:00):
PS - Here is the Facebook page of the new movie Peril