Episode 190 – Liz Manashil (Distributing Your Movie with Sundance)
Liz Manashil is a filmmaker, and manager of the Sundance Creative Distribution Initiative.
In this episode we chat getting started, making her feature film “Bread and Butter”, distribution, how to get your film distributed with Sundance, going to film school, college alumni associations begging for money, and tons more.
Pre Show Notes
Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.
Tagline: In life there is no reset button
The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.
— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.
— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle
— Backstage – Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing
— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.
— A HUGE shout out to our friends at the new podcast, The Film Fiver, with a really simple and cool concept: each episode is one filmmaker, five minutes, that’s it — the perfect shot of film inspiration to kick off the day or fill a coffee break. The show’s first season kicks off this week with Patrick Brice (director of Creep, The Overnight, Creep 2), and continues on with Wonsuk Chin (director of Sundance selection Too Tired to Die) and Carolyn Funk (projectionist at the Museum of the Moving Image).
— Bread and Butter – Thirty year old AMELIA KARINSKY, obsessed with her virginity, struggles to take control of her life when two emotionally arrested men fall for her. “Bread and Butter” chronicles how she learns that independence is more important than a mismatched romance.
Written and directed by Liz Manashil. Starring: Christine Weatherup, Bobby Moynihan, Micah Hauptman, Eric Lange, Lauren Lapkus, Sean Wright, Dawn Didawick, and Harry Groener.
— 2018 Creative Distribution Fellowship – The Creative Distribution Initiative empowers filmmakers navigating the changing business of independent film. Through online resources, live workshops, and a network of allied organizations, the program provides support and insights on creative funding, marketing, and distribution. For Institute alumni, the Creative Distribution Initiative offers a wide array of digital distribution opportunities, promotion and consultation for Kickstarter campaigns, and strategies for audience engagement.
— Speed of Life – Liz’s next project filming in April 2018.