If you want a peek into truly indie filmmaking, take a look at Edward Burns' tweets. The actor, director and writer has been writing in 140-character spurts about the process of making his latest film, 'Newlyweds,' for $9,000. Burns has quietly reinvented himself as a savvy early adopter and champion of the online and on-demand film revolution, from the premiere of his film 'Purple Violets' on iTunes to showing his last film 'Nice Guy Johnny' using the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual platform.
Now he's using the power of Twitter and his blog to crowdsource a poster for 'Newlyweds,' offering anyone the chance to design and submit a poster that will then be voted on by visitors to his site. All you burgeoning film-poster designers have to do is tweet your creation with the hashtag #NewlywedsPoster, and submissions will be posted on Burns' site. The winning poster will be used for its promotion at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the winner will receive a copy of the poster, tickets to see it at the festival and a copy of the DVD when it comes out.