I had been postponing putting up the trailer because we didn’t know when the exact date of release was going to be. And, to be honest, my editor’s been busy as hell trying to make his film and I didn’t want to bother him.
Now, that it is official, what you see above is a trailer I cut, with my limited editing skills and resources (on my laptop). Working on a low budget film, you really can’t always afford the luxury of a studio.
So yes, please go ahead, feel free to post it in your blog and organise mass spamming through email, groups and communities across networking portals. I just checked Orkut and realised: That Four Letter Word community already has 98 members. If you are not yet part of it, you can join the gang here.
I don’t care if you rubbish it but do let people know that there’s a movie called That Four Letter Word that will release in Studio 5, slotted for the daily Four O Clock show.
If you are new to this blog, you can read some of the early reviews and reactions to the film here.
If you are a regular here, well, this is the first in the series of videos and posts that I had saved up for the pre-release buzz. So do come back for more. I will be posting videos including scenes from the film, celebrity responses and also resume blogging on the making of the film, something that I had to suspend to complete the making.
Now that it’s all done and set, I finally have the time (barely, given that the release is just two weeks away) to make some noise on the film.
Given that it is a low-budget independent film, That Four Letter Word, solely relies on the word of mouth generated by people like you. So please watch the movie. You should be able to book tickets from the blog shortly, I’m talking to Sathyam Cinemas to see how we can work that out. Else, please head to http://www.thecinema.in anytime around Valentines to book your seats.
I’m nervous and excited. Too many things, too little time. Not found time to work on the website yet. Just finished trailer after a non-stop marathon 15 hour editing session that started at ten last night and ended at 2.30 this afternoon. Hardly got three hours of sleep.
After numerous attempts trying to upload the trailer on to Youtube, finally some luck.
Next, I have to sit on getting posters and publicity materials ready. Then, the website and then if I have the time, the book on the Making of TFLW.
In between all this, I need to generate some sort of media buzz. So if you do know journalists or are one, please make them consider/consider writing about a movie made with four lakhs, after seven years of effort and two and a half attempts. After all, it’s not everyday that an independent film gets made in India, shot with a digital MiniDV camera, without the backing of studios or stars and actually makes it to the theatres. The film will release in most metros in the country after finishing the rounds in Studio 5. Else, you can catch it on the internet this summer or on TV shortly after that.
If this works, anybody will be able to make a movie and find an audience. For a market to emerge, we need to cultivate it. Support indie cinema. Support fresh thought.
This Valentine’s season, spread the word.
That Four Letter Word.
Trailer is cool. Wonder if you could’ve done it a bit shorter and maybe with a bit of narration in the background?
Of course, that would’ve made it just like the trailer for Spiderman 3, but hey just wondering 🙂
Hey Sudhish…the trailer was too good…will watch the movie soon….congrats on your attempt…
hey .all the best
why does it say sudhesh kamath?
That trailor was funny 🙂
This is Dheepa from Bangalore. I just happened to follow your blog (thru google ofcourse) and got to know abt your movie.
Is this film getting released in Bangalore too?
awesome! 🙂 after missing all the public screenings, you bet i’m catching it!! 😀
bestoluck, keep ’em coming! 😀
drop the laughter track.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUDE …. WISH YOU A FANTASTIC YEAR AHEAD ….
YOU MIGHT NOT REMEMBER ME, MET U AT ART BY EVAM SHOW, sravan’s junior ….
word of mouth already happening buddy.
if you need ANY kind of help with ANY kind of design for tflw, do not hesitate to ask.
of course, i offer my services completely free of cost, gratis, no strings attached [execpt, i wanna copy of the movie]
see my work at [http://aj1.deviantart.com/] (click on gallery)
call or sms me on +974 5948598 anytime.
and you know my email from here and orkut.
Awesome trailer Sudhish…
Especially “Jerry Maguire, Star wars…The producers and directors have seen it all”
Will catch up on your movie dude…
The music score looks very good ! the kissing scene in the car looks very familiar !
and zebra is kewl !
thirutu dvd kedaiyadha ?
When can we expect your review on the latest blockbuster from the great VTR (old TR) – Veerasamy?
Sudish.. Nice job dude…the last jig in the trailer was fantastic…
I would’ve loved to get a bit of narration done. but didnt have time. this trailer was edited in a marathon sleepless session that started at 10 p.m. and got over only at around 2.30 the next afternoon.
it does not.
We still have not finalised on all india release. Chennai is the test market. If it does well, we will go to other cities too else we ll just let you catch it on TV. There is no money through a theatrical release for small films like this. We make our money only thru TV. So unless it’s worth the effort we may not do a nation wide release. Its completely upto people to decide if it should play in other cities. Releasing in theatres is really a lot of work and little money.
One more video will be up shortly. Just finished uploading to youtube.
yeah, the laughter track does sound cheesy. thankfully, it’s not there in the film. that’s just the effect of a late night sleepless editing session. if i had a chance, ill drop it but it’s all mixed now and too much work. Im not gonna bother. besides, it’s a cue for dummies to know when to laugh. lol!
Yes I remember. I think you feature in the next video. Watch out for yourself in the background. and thanks for the bday wishes.
Thanks machaan. You could help with the website design. will send you pics and stuff.
thank you! im glad you like it.
familiar cuz I have it part of the old trailer too. we shot the same scene back when we shot a trailer in 2002. evam sunil will be happy to know zebra is cool. and no thiruttu DVD yet!
im watching veerasamy tomorrow. i mean today. in less than 12 hours. but since ilaya thalapathy praveen is coming as well, ill let him do the honours and review King Kong 2.
I heard Peter Jackson is in town to cast him for the sequel and save on visual effects.
the last jig in the trailer was written and performed by BlaaZe and the scratch was done overnight in his own bedroom. Asif Bhai, our music director gave it a kickass sound.