The Question You’ve All Been Asking

When can I get the DVD?!? (or one of the variations) When can I get the Bluray?!??When can I watch it digitally?!? When do I get my contributor copy?!?!?! Making a movie is more than a full time job and then once it’s finished you have to switch into promotion/marketing and various other modes to get people excited about the film or let them know that it exists. This time last year we were focused on film festival submissions. Then we moved... Read More

Growing Drum Corps, One Screening at a Time

We?ve had tremendous responses from people who have seen our documentary film, Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood. At the time of this post, we?ve had over 2,300 people reserve tickets to see our film in a movie theater and we?ve had 18 ?Theatrical On Demand? screenings across the USA. These screenings have been with our partner, Gathr Films. They make the process simple by allowing anyone to request a local screening, free of charge, and... Read More

An Exciting Week of Crowd Driven Screenings

Madison Scouts alumni at the Mason, OH screening on March 30, 2015 Audience members in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin attended screenings of our drum corps movie this past week thanks to our “Theatrical On Demand” partner Gathr Films. There were large turnouts at all the locations?and for the first time we had two screenings happening on the same night in two different locations! Our film not only inspires people by showing them a unique... Read More

Running a Screening Campaign

Some of the audience members at the Dublin, California screening of “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” There’s been a tremendous response to our “Theatrical On Demand” release with all of the screening requests that have popped up all over the United States. It’s exciting to see that so many people are interested in seeing our film in a movie theater. While we’ve had a good number of successful... Read More

Amplifying our Message

Our movie is complete and it’s starting to get noticed by fans of the marching arts around the USA. We’re coming up on the four year anniversary of when we conceived the initial idea for the film. It seems like such a long time ago because we’ve been through so much from the idea stage, to the test shoot phase, raising our initial funds, shooting, editing, wrangling the music licenses, more editing, to a finished film. In a lot of... Read More

Our First “Tipped” Screenings

Going into this unique form of distribution has been somewhat like navigating on a curvy road through a snowstorm. We know that other filmmakers have paired with “On Demand” movie theater distributors in the past and had mixed results. When you decide to put your movie out this way, you are truly having to rely on the fans of your film and have to figure out how to motivate them. We’ve worked very hard to cultivate our fan base over... Read More

Shifting to Plan C

We have made tremendous strides since July on the music licensing portion of our filmmaking process. Our music supervisor has been in the trenches negotiating deals to keep our costs low on the sync rights for our drum corps movie. Most of the agreements were secured when we received the news that we weren’t going to get the rights to one of the songs…probably the biggest song in the movie. We knew that this song (performed by the Madison... Read More

Two Steps Forward & One Step Back

In post production there are a lot of steps required to finish a film and our team has been working hard towards the completion of “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”. While the picture cut of the movie is now officially “locked” quite a few steps have to happen before the film can be released including: titles, music, sound, coloring, artwork, technical prep, etc. We all have day jobs that we are managing while this... Read More

Theatrical On Demand

Many of you have been asking about when our documentary feature will be released. While we haven’t finalized the details or the dates, we can tell you that we are planning to release our drum corps movie this summer.? The movie will be available through a company that specializes in “theatrical on demand” screenings. We have been telling you for many months that the sound in our movie is something you really have to experience.?... Read More