I have to say - I have absolutely no idea how it's going. Working with a distributor is funny - they are working with lots of other companies - netflix, amazon, walmart, as well as twenty plus actual video stores that carry the movie -- and I have no idea how many copies anyone has ordered, rented, sold, etc.
I may have a better idea when we get our quarterly report.
Also, Jennifer and I are both very busy on other projects -- though we did do some press that I'll post here as soon as the articles are printed. (If you live in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Michigan - keep an eye out in your local paper)
In the meantime, I can announce this:
Amazon has only TWO COPIES LEFT!
...That bodes well, I think. Someone asked: "Does that mean that Amazon didn't order very many?" I'm a glass-half-full-kinda-gal (on my good days) so I'll say NO! What that means is that people ordered all the many many copies that Amazon ordered all up!!!!
|BOXES OF BOXES!
In addition, if you see me on the street, you can buy a copy off of me for $20 cash. Bargain really, since you don't have to deal with shipping.
If you are cast or crew and are owed a copy (see Jennifer Westin for qualifying details) I imagine you will get one at some point in the near future - possibly when Jennifer returns from shooting her big time indie movie in New York with Ross Partridge (I feel incredibly proud and only a wee bit left out) ;)
So - in closing, if you have your copy of The Lake Effect, I hope you are enjoying it, not pirating it, and telling your friends about it at every chance you get. If you're not sure how to plug The Lake Effect into every day conversation, you could try this:
YOU: Hi Friend.
YOU: Seen any good movies lately?
FRIEND: Yes, actually - all the Oscar contenders are ---
YOU (interrupting): Not as good as this little indie movie I just watched on DVD!! It's called The Lake Effect and it's awesome. You should check it out!
(And so on...)
Hope that helps!