What's it really like to self-distribute your film? If Arin Crumley and Susan Buice were coming out with a new film tomorrow, how would they go about sharing it with the world? Who are the major players helping young filmmakers today? Does technology get in the way of inspiration? What's it like to be in a failing romantic relationship and a failing business relationship at the same time? And is our future really only one click away? These are some of the topics Arin and I discuss in part two of our interview, which you can watch in full above (from Arin's point of view). If you haven't done so already, I urge you to also watch Arin and Susan's film, Four Eyed Monsters, over on YouTube (where it's playing for free through August 15). Additionally, you can help the filmmakers out by joining Spout.com (which also happens to be a really cool website), and Spout will then give Arin and Susan one dollar for everyone that creates an account; money that will go towards helping them climb out of the $100,000 debt they've accumulated over the past three and a half years. Feel free to check out part one of our interview here, and enjoy.
Cinematical: If and when you make another film, will you go about the process differently now that you've learned so much since first debuting Four Eyed Monsters at Slamdance in 2005?
Arin Crumley: Well it's kind of irrelevant until we have another film completed. But to completely speculate, I really can't say. I can say what I would do today if I had another film. So completely hypothetically, if I had a film right now I would try and submit it to Sundance. Sundance and Toronto and Cannes are still a good platform for the industry to become aware of a film. Now chances are that it won't get accepted, so the very next thing I would do would be to release it. Now this would have to be a final complete thing -- and this was hard with Four Eyed Monsters; we actually changed our edit all the way up till we posted it at YouTube. So we're crazy, and I don't know if I'll be that way the next time. I'll probably be a little more confident in the footage, and I probably won't need to make so many tweaks ... I hope. But provided the thing is actually done and complete -- I wouldn't show it at festivals unless it was done and complete. So if it didn't get in and I have this item sitting there, I would then release it on DVD and download; probably with B-Side because we've been working with them and they have a solid platform for selling your stuff easily -- you can get it up and running quickly.