Shreveport and Bossier City are the first stops on his itinerary.
"You, as a citizen of our region, will have the rare opportunity to affect whether this film gets out to the rest of the world," Jeffrey wrote in an email. "If a large number of people in the region come out in support of the film, it has a great chance of being shown on screens in the rest of the world."
Why the DIY approach? Many reasons, but three stand out for me:
- The filmmaker has more control.
- He can generate a higher per-screen average and attract attention from a distributor.
- With Goodman in tow, each city's opening should garner more attention (generate more buzz).
Jeffrey is hoping to generate tons of community support by having you join his efforts. If you want to keep up on his touring exploits, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Register Me" in the subject line.
Writes Jeffrey, "If 'Lullaby' is a success, it will bring some really positive attention to Shreveport-Bossier and open up the doors for other hometown filmmakers who want to make films here."