A short narrative film about an Iranian American family during the Iran Hostage Crisis that took place in 1979.
BRANDING, DESIGN, GRANT WRITING, CROWD FUNDING, MARKETING, OUTREACH, FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY
Largesse Executive Producer Lila Yomtoob wrote and directed America 1979, so we were involved from the very start of the process. The big push on this film was creating a community that would lift the film up. As a result, we raised a total of $30,000 through crowd funding, private contributions and grants, had an engaged community on facebook, a 30% open rate on e-blasts, and connected with bloggers who strongly support the film. We created a two part festival strategy, and applied to first and second tier festivals as well as niche festivals. America 1979 is being distributed by Gonella Productions.
- Created an effective brand
- Reached crowdfunding goal
- Wrote award winning grants
- Created a festival strategy based on niche audiences
- Negotiated a distribution deal
- Created a strong online presence