Filmmakers Release Their Movie On YouTube; Want You To Help Pay Off Their Credit Card DebtJun 10th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: Citizen Media, Digital Video Downloads, Podcast Distribution, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs
Filmmakers Arin Crumley & Susan Buice have released their film, Four Eyed Monster, in full on YouTube. The movie’s creation was documented as the Four Eyed Monster video podcast,and the movie is said to be the first full-length film officially released on YouTube.
Crumley & Buice’s work is notable for the ways that they have experimented with using the Internet to raise awareness of their film. They debuted the Four Eyed Monster video podcast in October of 2006, gave the movie a virtual showing in Second Life in January of this year and have been distributing the DVD independently via their site.
Unfortunately for Crumley & Brice, Four Eyed Monster is no El Mariachi – it’s more of a quirky art-house flick, and they managed to rack up tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt making the film.
So they are now experimenting with using YouTube to promote the film and Spout.com, a filmmaking online community, to help pay off their debt. It might be a revolution in filmmaking or it could be a little pathetic, depending on your perspective:
You can find out more about the project at the Four Eyed Monster site.