Alrick Brown – Writer/Director of the Award-winning Sundance Film “Kinyarwanda”
One of the things we pride ourselves on with The Double Down Film Show show is that we talk to tomorrow’s indie filmmaker’s today, such is the case with one of our early guests, Writer/Director – Alrick Brown, who is back to discuss the incredible rise of his first feature, Kinyarwanda, an intense and moving drama about the people affected by the Rwandan genocide that’s in theaters NOW.
Notably the film was shot entirely on location in Rwanda with a cast of all Rwandans and Africans, won the Sundance World Cinema Audience Award and is now being distributed by Ava DuVernay’s outfit AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement).
How did his team successfully market this NON-COMMERCIAL film?
WHO should be going to film festival with you and what do they do?
How did an UNDERGRAD film student come to EDIT this indie hit?
What festival STRATEGIES did his team deploy to push the film?
How can you manage the HYPE that comes with attention?
We’ll drill Alrick on the answers to all these questions and more. Plus, we’ll also be sharing some of our exclusive tips and advice for video freelancers from the all-new Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide now available for Pre-orders. It’s not even hitting the bookstore shelves for another week, but we’re putting another preview in your ear on the very next Double Down Film Show.
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