It takes more than just a great product to get your film seen, a film maker must get their film out there in front of people, get it seen, both with audiences and professionals alike, including news venues, colleges and potential distributors. "Beat the streets," if you will. Director Peter Dukes joins Doc Rotten on this episode of The Future of Horror to illustrate how being persistent, believing in your work and networking has strong benefits and is an important process for any film maker.
Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is a sibling podcast to Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.
Director Peter Dukes, from Dream Seekers Productions, is a film maker on the verge of breaking into feature film. His short films, such as The Beast with Bill Oberst Jr. and Little Reaper, are gaining him high praises and serious notice from fans and the film community. Peter has dozens of shorts completed and is negotiating feature film deals for the near future, things are looking impressively promising for this talented director. But, even so, Peter still finds time to promote his catalog, continuing to reach out to news sites, film festivals and podcast shows, much like this one. It is that quality in his work ethic and efforts that are crucial to his standing out among the crowd. He joins the show today to share his approach to getting behind his films from promoting to marketing to networking.
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