Now that I’ve gotten your attention, understand I’m not talking about you or I (could be you.) Let me explain. For the past few years, I’ve been seeking ways in which our little small time indie filmmaker cadre can distribute and monetize our products. Here’s what I’ve observed: Most of you have absolutely no idea about your target audience. Your Zombies In The Attic film starring your girlfriend slathered in corn syrup and ketchup, shot on your little box brownie just ain’t gonna cut it. The audiences (at least the ones with money) are way more sophisticated than that but that covers most of the sophomoric films I’ve had to sit through. I’ve watched some good, very good and excellent (few) indie-made films but the filmmakers hide themselves away – they don’t answer phone calls or e-mail (I guess they just don’t want to be found.) I have access to a modest cable TV network and I produce the Northwest Independent Filmmaker’s Showcase – a half hour show that promotes short films and filmmakers of the NW. It’s totally free to the filmmaker - I do it as a hobby – and there is no income to me. I can put way more eyes on your work than any festival. I have a demographic of something over a million; a strong festival has a few thousand at best. Festivals charge you a fee to exhibit your film which they use to promote the festival. I give you a wider audience and promote you and your film for free. You do the math. After years of trying, I’m about to throw in the towel. I can only conclude that small-time indie filmmakers are flaky or at least, very secretive.