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February 10, 2012

How Can and Independent Film Have Real Impact?

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How Can an Independent Film Have Real Impact?

Here’s how it works:

An idea is born for a film (such as BRAVO! COMMON MEN, UNCOMMON VALOR, an extraordinary documentary film by Ken and Betty Rodgers). Pulling all the elements together and creating a motion picture is the next step. And for anyone who doesn’t know, this is a monumental step. What happens now once the film is completed? Is the job done?


Have you heard of the phrase, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” This is applicable to independent film.

Let me explain. A film needs to be seen by people. Lots of people. Otherwise, what’s the point? An independent film must be seen to be “heard” (extending the tree metaphor).

So how does this happen? Well, you have to get the word out somehow. For decades, Hollywood has used the model of spending millions of dollars and bludgeoning the public to go see a particular movie. But who has the advertising funds to do that? And what an invasive thing to do!

Maybe there’s a better way – a way to reach many interested folks about a subject…about a special film. And that way is using social media. It’s like being at a party, meeting people and striking up a conversation. Not necessarily proclaiming to go see a film, but to talk about its relevance or impact. That’s what social media is – a conversation with people.

Establishing relationships is the key. When people you talk to pick up on the fact that you’re passionate about your subject, magic happens.

And that’s where you, dear reader, come in.

Ken and Betty Rodgers have labored long and hard to bring BRAVO! COMMON MEN, UNCOMMON VALOR to life. Spread the word about this remarkable film by reaching out to people you know and share your passion for it.

That’s how an independent film such as BRAVO! COMMON MEN, UNCOMMON VALOR gets noticed and watched. Help to “hear the tree fall” for this important film.

Gregory Green

Gregory James Green is the writer/director of the new psychological thriller THREE OF A KIND – a full-length motion picture featuring Margot Kidder as “Claire.” Visit for more information.