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Episode 81: Alrick Brown “Kinyarwanda” - Follow Up Interview

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One of the things we pride ourselves on with this show is that we talk to tomorrow’s indie filmmaker’s today, such is the case with one of our early guests, Writer/Director – Alrick Brown, who’s back to discuss the incredible rise of his first indie feature, Kinyarwanda, an intense and moving drama about the people affected by the Rwandan genocide…


Notably the film was shot entirely on location in Rwanda with a cast of all Rwandans and Africans, won the 2011 World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance and is now being distributed by Ava DuVernay’s outfit A.F.F.R.M. (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement).

- How did his team successfully market this NON-COMMERCIAL film?
- WHO should be going to film festival with you and what do they do?
- How did an UNDERGRAD film student come to EDIT this indie hit?
- What festival STRATEGIES did his team deploy to push the film?
- How can you manage the HYPE that comes with attention?

We’ll drill Alrick on the answers to all these questions and more. Plus, we’ll also be sharing some of our exclusive tips and advice for video freelancers from the all-new Shut Up and Shoot Freelance Video Guide – now available for pre-orders at DownAndDirtyDV.com. It’s not even hitting the shelves for another 2 weeks, but we’re gonna drop some for your ears only on the very next Double Down Film Show.

Some say that, “the game is to be sold, not told”, but we don’t care. We’re giving away the film game for free every Wednesday night at 9pm EST. Get a piece while it’s hot, baby!