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How to Self Distribute Your Niche Indie Film with Brad Olsen

Today’s guest is Filmtrepreneur Brad Olsen, director of the documentary Off the Tracks. We discuss his misadventure in distribution. After meeting over 40 traditional distributors Brad decided the best path for his film was self-distribution. I’ve always said that self-distribution is not for everyone but with Off the Tracks it makes perfect sense.

We discuss how he got the word out of his film, got in the press that was in his niche and how he engaged with the audience he was trying to reach. We talk numbers, successes, and failures. It’s a pretty eye-opening interview. So if you are thinking of self-distributing your indie film takes a listen to this episode first.

Enjoy my conversation with Brad Olsen.

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