Formerly: DIY Filmmaker Sujewa Blog - Werewolf Ninja Philosopher and other 2018 movies! DIY = Do-It-Yourself. DIY film = low budget indie films made and distributed by the filmmaker. This is a blog by filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake. 2018 films - Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, Breakthrough Weekend, Brooklyn Fantastic, Agnes the Alien. Blog active since 2006. Since 4/28/18 blog is called NEW ART FILM (since 2018), see post below for more re: the new direction.
Adventures in DIY film event advertising: Note 1 - The Facebook Ad
So, I am working on getting the word out about the 2/17 World Premiere of Indie Film Blogger Road Trip at Anthology. Part of that is checking out, & trying out, various affordable advertising opportunities out there. One of the first things I did re: advertising was running a Facebook ad for the event. I ran an ad for about 3 days recently, targeting people who live in NYC, and Facebook said my ad received over 130,000 impressions. Now don't ask me about what that means exactly - because I have not read all the FAQs re: Facebook ads. The thing only cost about $17 (you can pick how much you want to spend a day on a Facebook ad campaign - I picked $6 a day & suspended the campaign before the full 3rd day was over). So, come 2/17, we'll see if the Facebook ad had any positive effects.
Next ad thing I'm trying out is a couple of blog ads through the company Blog Ads.
It's micro-budget advertising for a micro-budget film baby, we'll see how it all goes.