This week we talk about Indie Film Marketing with award winning filmmaker and Transmedia storyteller Zeke Zelker. He tells us about his latest film Billboard and his tactics for marketing and screenings to make money on his films. Zeke is a bottomless pit of energy and we had an absolute blast talking with him and we learned a lot. Hopefully you will too!
Casey Lindeweiler inherits radio station WTYT 960 from his father only to discover that it’s on the brink of financial collapse. To right the sinking ship, Casey pulls out the oldest trick in radio, the wacky contest. His grand plan is to host a billboard sitting contest where four people will live on a catwalk in front of a billboard for the chance of winning a mobile home and “nine-sixty thousand” dollars. Unprepared for the spotlight, Casey rises to the challenge of running a business as he’s faced with relentless attacks from his competition, the local authorities trying to shut him down, the media’s interpretation of his contest, and mother nature.
WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER
Zeke Zelker, a critically acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker/entrepreneur, has a different approach to his craft, which he calls cine•experiences. His projects just don’t simply entertain, they engage audiences to become a part of the story. From producing the first transmedia project at Sundance, to writing, directing and producing the 7th most viewed dramas on Hulu, In Search Of, Zeke continues to push the boundaries of storytelling with his latest project Billboard.