With the 2015 Sundance Film Festival just a few months away, I felt like taking a look back at the 2014 event – in particular this "by the numbers" infographic published by Cultural Weekly. Unlike most crappy infographics which are just articles tortured into vaguely graphical presentation, this one mostly makes good visual use of the data by comparing the last few years of the Festival against one another.
The Sundance deadlines are just days away, and I encourage you to submit to the Park City festivals lest you regret it later. However, you should also acknowledge that Sundance acceptance is a miracle no matter what your film is. In this mini-episode I talk briefly about the possible opportunity costs of waiting on Sundance.
Two months ago on the podcast, I interviewed the Sundance Film Festival's Joe Beyer about his passion project: Rex Ranch. As Sundance's Director of Digital Initiatives, Joe has been involved in the waging of more Kickstarter campaigns than anyone I know. But when he finally took on a crowdfunding campaign of his own, he went bigger. Way bigger.
Find out what has happened with Rex Ranch since then.