For more than a decade, the movie industry has been muttering about how the Internet, and other new technologies, will change movie distribution for ever. But so far, that’s mainly all it’s been … muttering. Sure there’s been Netflix streaming. But that’s old stuff. And there’s YouTube. But that’s “amateur hour”. Nothing really big has happened. Nothing major. No game changers.
So, finally, a filmmaker who’s been talking about this stuff has decided to put his movie where his mouth is. That filmmaker is Kevin Smith. And the film is Red State. A horror film that looks unlike anything Smith has done before. If you want to hear about exactly what he’s doing, there’s a bunch of podcasts, and a blog entry which explains it all in some detail. And you can also watch him talk about it to the audience at Sundance below. And if you don’t care about anything he has to say, but just wanna be part of the fun, click here.
It’s a bold move from Smith. A bold move.
We don’t know if what he’s doing will work. We don’t know if the film is any good. But we applaud his efforts. He’s hoisting his freak flag, and letting it fly! More power to him!