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Of course, that was before YouTube made online video mainstream. First, we saw a fair number of short films online but now, it seems, more folks are going the web-series route, to various levels of success.
“The two spent $20,000 making the web show [BICYCLIST], $30,000 making the movie, and they expect total costs to rise to $100,000 all told when the movie is marketed and distributed. That’s not much for say, a venture-backed web studio, but for folks who make a web show on weekends, it’s quite a bit of cash.”
Yup, and they’ve received fewer than 500,00 views for the series. BUT that is one hell of a lot more bang for your buck than you’ll get at a minor film festival with your short film!
These days, you’d have to be crazy to think a film fest will be your route to the big times.