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A few months ago, I finished a low-budget feature film that’s resonating with fans of Kevin Smith.
We met some Kevin Smith fans on Twitter and at the Red State screening in SMoston. We gave them pre-release copies of our movie — and they loved it! Outreach on SIR made simple good sense as a way to get the word out more broadly.
On May 16, 2011, I ran an ad on Jay and Silent Bob Get Jobs (starting about 1 hour and 8 minutes into the show), with the following free DVD offer, which is still available to SponSIRs and their fans:
Here’s your chance to get a pre-release copy of Inventory — an irreverent, new slacker comedy — for FREE!
Made in Boston for under $100,000, it was described by Reel Zine as having the “comedic magic that infused contemporary ensemble classics like The Breakfast Club and Empire Records… a brilliant spiritual fusion of Clerks, Waiting, and senior study-hall.”
A crew of retail slackers are supposed to count furniture on inventory day… and they discover things about each other and themselves.
Warning: contains extensive immature language, pot smoking, and impiety.
And it has a Beatlesque powerpop soundtrack that David Bash of the International Pop Overthrow festival calls “Amazing.”
A Kevin Smith fan the filmmakers met at the Red State screening in SMoston came to the local Inventory premiere and said: “Inventory has run through the door Clerks helped open for indie film. Further proof that comedy is best when it’s funny, not expensive.”
The filmmakers are giving away 100 free DVDs to the Kevin Smith fans who send the best response to: “If I like the movie, here’s what I’ll do to promote it.”
For more information, and to watch the trailer, go to inventorymovie.com
It turned into an epic read by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, with the latter blurting out “Hello, everybody, this is Castparty Productions” about 5:00 minutes in. It continues, with many digressions until 15:30! And then, around 24:05, Kevin Smith imitates Mewes blurting out “castparty.com.” The generous time they gave the ad blew me away, given that the expectation is for the ad to run about two minutes.
Below are the key points we sent them:
Kevin and Jay not only covered all these topics, but their reading was quite entertaining as well.