We must be in a golden age of entertainment! With the advent of streaming, the need for unlimited programming has opened the door to independent filmmakers who have previously been shut out of the system.
My movie, Wrestling Then and Now, is reaching a wider audience on Tubi. It is still on Amazon.com, but you are required to buy the movie. Advertisements finance the Tubi streaming, so more people are watching it on that platform than they ever did on amazon, and the results show.
Tubi pays somewhere around 6 cents a view, at least that’s the word on the streets (i.e. Google). The services don’t provide viewer stats. It’s difficult to get a firm figure online. The insights currently show that Wrestling Then and Now has broke $100, which at 6 cents a pop might translate to a couple thousand viewers? I may never know for sure! Still the more the money, the more viewers.
There are other works I want to get on Tubi and other streaming channels. This weekend I uploaded Bible Madness, my movie from 1996. It’s the story of two bible college students witnessing in a swinging singles complex. One wants to save souls, but the other want to engage in politics. This causes a rift between the two bible college students.
Film Threat called it “An absorbing and thoughtful meditation about the role of religion in contemporary society.” It also has more relevance today than it did when first released in 1996.
There is also a project I want to get off the ground inspired by my book, ‘Deliver Him To Satan’.
Unique business and tourist attractions have also created programs which tell involving stories and make you want to visit some of those places. There are travelogues on Tubi, Crackle, Plex, and others drawing attention to attractions within the region.
There are a number of non profit religious organizations showcasing everything from professionally made motion pictures, to public events, on streaming services. Science organizations and enthusiasts are also creating their own series, such as Ancient Planet (a three part series about the formation of the earth).
Frank Rich, the workout coach, has a series of programs currently on TUBI. He demonstrates work out methods and the series draws people to his online coach business.
Businesses have always utilized new media in creative ways ever since Chrysler did in 1935. Streaming channels are the new frontier for brand marketing. You don’t have to spend forever waiting for your channel to be monetized, like you do with YouTube. The only true requisite is that your program must contain elements that are known to draw people into your video: a compelling story or situation, characters or spokespeople the audience can relate to, and quality production values.
If your business is interested in creating an involving documentary highlighting the history and people of your company, or community, feel free to contact me and let’s get this project off the ground!