Thursday, 22 April 2010

Distribution/Budget

I decided to name the title of my Distribution company "Peekaboo Entertainment" 

I was originally going to use this as my production company's name, but due to it already being used, I have decided to use it for my distribution title. I again checked on www.imdb.com to see if it was already in use, and it wasn't.

I am going to use a person covering their eyes and then saying peekaboo. This is a simple, memorable logo. And also suits the genre of films as it is horror.

If I was too actually produce and distribute my film in the "film world" and film all of the movie rather than just the opening two minutes, It would cost more, I would be using more equipment and more expensive equipment, I would also have to pay people to do makeup.

If my film was too be distributed in the outside world, I would imagine it would be distributed by Optimum Releasing, A UK company, which has distributed films such as Donkey Punch, Cry Wolf and Wolf Creek, all of which, If I was too distribute my film, I would compare my film too. They are in the same genre and are typical slasher movies. 




Budget: 

The budget of creating my film was around £8.

This included:

  • Two tapes costing £2 each, making it £4 all together
  • Petrol money, for my actor to actually drive to the desired destination, which I again changed, this was £4
  • The knife I used was free of charge, it was a friends, as I used a blunt kitchen knife
  • The car was also my friends, so I was only charged petrol money
  • The costumes of my actresses and actors were either their own or mine, thus making it free of charge
  • And the location of where I filmed (Ilkley Moor- Keighley Gate) was free of charge. 
  • My actors and actresses were also free of charge
  • Four C.D'S to export my movie onto, costing £1 
If I was to release my movie as an indie film maker, horror movies tend to be low budget, as most characters get killed off, therefore they do not star famous named actors and actresses. Here are some recent examples:

These are all low to medium budget films, which I would consider my film to be.

My film is low budget as it does not contain big named actors and actresses and the location is easy to obtain. 



This is my Distribution logo:


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic






You cannot hear the words "peekaboo" be said in this clip, but it does say that, this adds a "quirky" style to the clip, and makes it memorable. 

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Production company:

Originally I decided to name the production company of my film "Peekaboo Productions" as I feel this is a fun and memorable name.

I also think you could do a good logo to go with it, it also relates to the horror genre. I plan to have a child covering their eyes then uncovering their eyes and saying peekaboo as my logo.

To ensure that this had not been used before, I searched it on www.imdb.com, but unfortunately this production logo has already been used in the 1998 film Catch Me If You Can.

I then decided on a productions name called "A kill joy productions" but found that has also been used, in the 1998 film Skippers. 

I then decided on another production title which was Heartbeat productions, however, Heartbeat Productions had already been used in the film Military Miracles (2008) 

I then decided that I could use the name "Torch light productions" and use a torch as my logo, however due to this also being unavailable, I needed to get a production company as quickly as possible, So I can start to design the logo, I changed the production company name to "Torch Lit Productions" I plan to get a clip of a torch moving around with the light shining.


Original Video - More videos at TinyPic


After audience feedback on my Production logo, they said it needed some sound, so in my final cut, using the I-movie "sound" options, I put a "twinkle sound" in which fitted in with the torch turning on and the bright light from the torch.