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Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, makers of the film Four-Eyed Monsters, sent out an email blast announcing their new videoblog, which in just three days has been seen by over 5,000 viewers and made it onto the iTunes Music Store. And while the videoblog is ostensibly a promotional tool designed to raise awareness of the couple’s film and help it find a distribution deal, their poetic downloadable musings on art, life and filmmaking limn the contours of a new and appealing intimate aesthetic medium.
Writes Crumley and Buice, “Now all we need to do is get the film distributed. But the video podcast should help. The larger the video podcast audience is, the better the chances are of getting the film released which is why we’ve moved into Susan’s parents house in Malden MA to focus all of our attention on the series. In NYC raising money each month to pay rent was getting too distracting. So tell everyone you know to subscribe and hopefully the film will get released and we’ll be able to move back to NYC.”
In addition to iTunes, the videoblog/podcast can be subscribed to via the film’s MySpace blog. Between their effective use of the Apple music/video store and the MySpace community, Crumley and Buice are redefining grass-roots film publicity.