It’s my fault that this is so last minute, but I wanted my friends in Los Angeles, and around the blogosphere, to know that there’s a unique opportunity to see and support the work of a talented and ambitious independent filmmaker coming up. You can listen to him talk about his movie and participate in a cutting-edge online film distribution experiment at the same time, and it’s all happening tonight.
Writer-director and indie film distribution pioneer Lucas McNelly (gravida, Blanc de Blanc) is in Los Angeles to screen his film Blanc de Blanc at the Hot Pixel, Inc. production house in North Hollywood. Seating is very limited, but you need not worry about that. Lucas will be screening the movie live in L.A. at 5:00 p.m., but he has arranged for you to be able to see the movie by clicking here, where you can become an affiliate of the film (more details here). Then, after the film is finished, you can participate in a live online Q&A with Lucas and a panel on independent film production and distribution and the state of independent film.
It’s a chance to participate in a new distribution model which Lucas hopes will become the future of online film distribution.
So watch Blanc de Blanc tonight at 5:00 p.m. and then join Lucas and other independent filmmakers online at 7:00 p.m. for what promises to be a lively discussion of the film and other matters that anyone whose interested in independent film should be talking about.
For more reading on Lucas’s films and his filmmaking philosophy, check out my 2007 conversation with Lucas about gravida and look for another conversation with him on this blog about his latest groundbreaking project coming in the near future.