As the sun set on another American Film Market, I had a chance to reflect on the differences between last year and this year for the Love In The Time Of Monsters team.
Some reflections on AFM 2012 vs 2011:
Being in post-production instead of pre-production is a nice place to be. It's much better to be looking for distribution than money.
I'm REALLY glad we came to AFM last year. Not only were we able to gauge the market for Love In The Time Of Monsters and produce the film accordingly, it was just so much easier to get around this year. I felt like a veteran, able to move efficiently and confidently through the market and meetings. I highly recommend coming to this event if you have a project you're working on-you won't regret it.
It was amazing how many people remembered us. Sales agents, distributors and vendors were (seemingly) happy to see us again. Maybe when you have a movie concept as wild as ours it leaves an impression (although I personally think it's my beard and nice smile). They did all seem impressed that we actually made the movie and followed through on what we said we were going to do. Very cool indeed.
Overall, we're in good shape with LiToM. We still have a ways to go, but I'm happy with where we're at, and we're closer than ever to getting this movie out to the public.