Pietro is greatly disgusted by Luka's sadistic side and curses him. The next day, during Pietro's trial, the women plan to avenge their men and to shoot him in court. But Luca, under a heavy disguise, shots Pietro and escapes the courthouse. He is accidentally hit by the Luciano women's car during his escape.
They tend to his wounds and befriend him, unknown to his connections to Carolla or for that matter his true connection to Sophia. Luca tells them he's an American. Over time he charms all the women and eventually gains Rosa's affections, but he still tries to seduce all the women, including Graziella and Sophia, not knowing of his genetic relation to them. During his stay, he kills two of Carolla's men who threatens the ladies in their home.
He and Moyra struggle, but Luca aggressively gets Nicky to tell them the combination of the safe. Moyra leaves with the money, not knowing that Luka will kill Nicky, and the women find that Graziella has oddly enough won a big lottery.
Not long after this deal, the police come to her and reveal Luca's true identity and that he has murdered several people, including the American whose name he uses. Realizing that he is responsible for the men's death, she goes to Carolla's mansion and prepares a poisoned meal for him.
When Luca arrives with the women, she informs them of his identity and they all help her serve him the poisoned food and wine. As he becomes weak, the women immediately bind him to his chair and confront him. He shows no remorse for the deeds, which includes killing the children.
The women all leave the room and wait for the poison to kill him. Rosa, still apparently having feelings for him, tries to show him mercy or pity. Luca, is ungrateful and spits in her face, leaving her shocked to see his true colors.
Sophia, deciding to face him, stays by his side as he is dying. After a somewhat Oedipal moment between them, she eventually stabs Luca to avenge her sons.
After that, she sees the necklace, a present from Michael, she gave her son when he was a baby, and yanks it off his neck. From the dying Luca she demands to know where he got it from. Fund the film yourself? Whatever fundraising method you choose, go into detail on your strategy. Crowdfunding, in particular, requires rigorous preparation.
An important piece of this process is connecting your fundraising strategy to your target market. So, who do you know in your target market? What organizations will you connect with? Who in your target market is most likely not just to enjoy the film, but to contribute to its success? Are there people in your target market who are also in the film industry? Might they be potential collaborators on your short film? Figure out your strategy, and boil it down to a page.
How will you bring your film to the attention of your target market? Most filmmakers make their shorts without much thought for distribution. As a result, most short films are barely seen by anyone. People who might consider supporting or joining your short film are more likely to do so if they feel that the project has a strong chance of actually connecting with its audience. Once again, understanding your target market is critical here. Where do they see short films? In-flight movies?
In most cases, your rollout strategy will consist of several steps or stages. Look at those publications, and you might find that they only cover short films that appear at certain film festivals.
You now have a film distribution strategy. Start with certain festivals. Combine it with a PR push to specific publications. Finish with a rollout to Amazon Streaming. Then, your target market is agents, managers, producers and other decision-makers in the industry. Your choice of festival submissions, screening venues, and the final online platform would be quite different in this case. Whether you define your release strategy in an outline, a paragraph or two, or a flow chart, make sure you put it down on the page so it can be communicated.
Marketing Plan: This shows how the producer plans to build an audience around the film and drive significant revenue. For example, use of social media including twitter, Facebook, Instagram, snapchat, etc.
Distribution Strategy: This clearly communicates a realistic distribution strategy for how you plan to generate revenue on your film. Avoid using template-like business plans. It says if you will be going the route of traditional or non-traditional distribution, self-distribution, independent distributor, studio or network.
It says what platforms you will use to land a good distribution deal, such as, aggregators, film festival premier, film market, big theatrical exhibitors, small art house cinemas, broadcasters or cable networks.
Traditional Distribution - Traditional distribution platforms include: Theatrical - In a traditional distribution deal, theatrical release comes first. VOD is now considered traditional distribution.
SVOD is a service that offers its subscribers a monthly subscription package for a monthly fee. An AVOD platform streams its library of content to consumers for free but inserts advertising into the program. Non-Theatrical - This involves the distribution of films for public screening to a gathered audience outside of traditional movie theaters. This includes airplanes, trains, ships, schools, colleges and other educational institutions, etc. Educational specifically refers to a film being shown in an educational setting in a classroom or on a school campus.
Transportation includes in-flight exhibition, ships at sea, oil rigs, military, etc. The budget will dictate if a self-distribution route is right for your project. Obviously, self-distribution is not easy. You're going to have to get creative with your marketing strategy and your budget. It helps if there's a niche audience for the film that you can market to and promote the release, such as, a school club or community organization. For example, if your movie audience is faith-based, religious, LGBT, or a college campus, traditional theater exhibitors may not be able to promote within those communities as well as the filmmaker who has created a work geared toward that particular audience.
You may plan to do a limited theatrical run to help build a buzz around your film that will drive eventual digital and VOD sales.
Foreign — DIY international sales will be costlier and will require more time and effort than setting up a basic domestic self-distribution plan. VOD - As film and digital are converging, there is increasingly more creative freedom for online content distribution. Home Video — This is also known as direct-to-consumer.
It includes physical DVD sales or digital download on your website. Non-Theatrical — Generally, whenever this involves the exhibition of the film at hotels and airlines, this only works for star-driven narrative feature. The Budget: This says how much it will cost to take the project from inception through to release of the finished negative.
The budget must reflect where you're at in your career, the choices you will make regarding the level director, cast, locations, wardrobe, props, set design, stunts and special effects needed. The budget must reflect what the project should cost to make, not what you want it to cost. Making the film for what it should cost is particularly relevant to maintaining a long-term relationship with your equity investors. The size of the budget directly affects the amount of money that needs to be raised, the investment strategies to employ, the financial caps placed by securities laws and regulations, the completion bond company and the type of collective bargaining agreements between the industry unions and the producer.
This is also called the direct production costs. This consists of: Development — Getting from inception of the project through to a final script.
The Investment Opportunity Ahhh First we put all the disclaimers we must film investment is inherently risky Then you discuss exactly how this investment opportunity is structured and how you plan to pay your investors back. You then use all the included full explanations and detailed notes and charts for every line item, to explain how you arrived at all your calculations. Distribution Plan Here we emphasize how crucial the distribution strategy is to any type of film. We walk through film festivals, theatrical release, digital release streaming and VOD , TV, other ancillary markets and why independent films have more opportunities and advantages than ever before.
You just pick and choose which sections are right for your project and customize them based on your distribution strategy Confidentiality Notice Basic legal info to protect you, your project and any potential investors. You then add on any other relevant documentation, such as your budget template included in our Film Financing Package , official agreements, letters of intent and more.
The Business Plan also allows for BVMC to enter into several agreements necessary to provide for facility backup financing and lease financing to assure that BVMC has the needed funds and equipment needed to operate under its mandate. The potential investor should be advised that the producer makes no guarantees that the film will get a theatrical release, or that the film will make any money at all. Establish BVMC as an organization that will play a major role in health professions education and research.
Which alternative is preferred? Where from within your target market will you raise funds or gather resources?
It says if you will be going the route of traditional or non-traditional distribution, self-distribution, independent distributor, studio or network. Whether or not day-and-date theatrical and streaming release is part of your distribution strategy, you should show how your planned release will affect your recoupment schedule. In these ways, we will not only be able to maintain our safety net mission, but also diversify our programs and payer mix to become regionally incumbent for clinical services, which will allow us to achieve our mission. These positions are planned to be accomplished through external recruitment and the graduate students from the new BVMC School of Medicine. If you're an experienced producer, you may not need as much detail in your preliminary budget. A few years ago, I wrote a short film and got very excited about casting it.
This consists of: Development — Getting from inception of the project through to a final script. The budget must reflect what the project should cost to make, not what you want it to cost. By doing so, BVMC and other medical professionals, will have greater access to patient historicals, and therefore be able to ensure a coherency of treatment for all patients. Additional psychiatrists will be recruited to assist with these expanded services. It would take an extraordinary amount of funds to merely repair and alter the facility in order to make it serve as a basic hospital for the local residents only. It will explain the possible upside to your project, but more importantly, it will help prospective investors understand the inherent risks.
There was a perfect role in the film for an old legend - an actor in his 80s or 90s. Because she spent so long at the Lucianos and took too long of time to contact the convent, the nuns gave him up for adoption. A casting director is helpful so you can cast and raise funding simultaneously. Remember you will be sending your business plan to savvy investors and people who work in the movie industry. Unknown to all, the sadistic Luca, along with Carolla's men, decide to get their own revenge. In addition, the producer may partner with service-providers such as production facilities, who provide services or goods for free, including, stock footage or editing services.
This is always the highlight for every filmmaker - when they get to say, "Wow! In addition to the physician services directly supported by BVMC, we will endeavor to enter into a faculty practice plan with other medical universities and health care to provide services to BVMC on a contractual basis. This is because the advances or MGs paid for indie films are typically the only money the production company ever sees from theatrical rights. You need some starting definitions of your plan and your needs so you can communicate them.