“I was lucky to first encounter Jon Reiss at IFP Filmmaker Labs while I was still editing my film. I took dozens of pages of notes during his workshops on outreach and distribution which framed the distribution choices I made for Hooligan Sparrow. Jon gave me invaluable strategic counsel on how best to execute a theatrical release that would best serve my film, my goals and my budget. The release triggered great reviews and we ended up on the short list!”
Nanfu Wang, Producer/Director Hooligan Sparrow.
Advised on Theatrical Campaign which qualified and resulted in Oscar Shortlist. Outreach and Marketing.
The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.
Notable Release Aspects
17+ City Theatrical Release, Netflix, POV all TVOD, Oscar Shortlist.