I made my first short film in 1999. It got sold for TV broadcast. Selling your first short film is almost unheard of. Since then, I have sold a total of 7 short films to TV. Real TV, not internet TV. This is also very rare.
The picture quality of these 7 shorts was admittedly not that good. Then why did they sell?
They sold because of the writing, the acting, and the directing. And good directing starts with good casting.
I know how to make movies that sell.
Actors like working with me. I helped an actress win a Best Actress Award.
Sam and Leah will be my best movie ever.
And it will sell!
Steve Cosmic, writer/director
Sam and Leah is a 90 minute romantic comedy.
It will be non violent, meaningful and inspirational. It will be the kind of movie that TV networks love! The kind of movie that they show over and over again. Ideal for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other VOD sites.
I have designed this movie so it is cheap to shoot, meaning it starts making a profit after it has aired only once or twice.
It will also be sold online, as a download rental or purchase, or as a streaming video. In the past two years I have become an expert at selling movies in this way. This market is already huge, and it is getting bigger all the time. With online sales and TV, it will produce profits for 20 or even 30 years.
Notice I put "will" and not "could". It is because I am positive on the distribution of this movie. The only question is how fast will it break even and start to make a profit.
With my new online marketing expertise, I learned that even garbage movies can be distributed and sold. Rest assured, this movie will be distributed.
Sam and Leah will be a quality movie that everyone involved with will be proud of, including the investors. (I am one of the investors by the way!)
Sam and Leah is based on a true story, which always increases sales.
The investment opportunity will comply with all applicable securities laws.
Update, November 12, 2017.
I started this project ages ago. I got one initial investor right away, and over time, 2 others who gave deposits on smaller investments. The project stagnated. I had financial problems and family problems.
But I haven't given up, and I am now confident I will make this movie. I am
making some micro budget movies which will earn me money which I can use on this project. Also, these micro budget movies will demonstrate that I know how to make money with movies, which will make it easier to find investors. I have won 4 more awards in the last while, and of course I have learned a lot more about filmmaking. I hope for some news on this in 2018.