What would be the best country to market a movie to at this time?

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This is kind of an odd topic question but I was to going to produce and direct my first feature film, to try to get more noticed in the industry, and if I get distribution, that's good too.

I was going to start before, on pre-production before but then covid hit and had to delay it. But now people in the industry are telling me, do not market the script in the U.S. and try to gain interest in other nations who would be more interested in making a script. It's a thriller involving a kidnapping and manhunt, but I was told no one in the U.S. wants to see involving the police right now.

So in this case, what countries would be the best to try to market the script to to gain, interest, if anyone has any suggestions?



Depends on the language of the film. If it’s gonna be in English then it has to be a country that speaks English unless you want to pay for subtitles.
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I guess that English is a must for a movie. As for georgraphy, it can be marketed anywhere. Although I reckon that the marketing budget will be too expensive. You need to pay for ads, website promotion etc. etc.



I guess the marketing here is the same as anywhere in the internet. You just need a website and then you can go global. But if you want to compete with big mosters, you must think of something creative, for example, using natural links to push it to glory a little bit faster. In addition to that you will see the feedback quickly. If people who come to your website, won't like to share it in social media, then it is not your thing. But normally they do. Use crowd marketing, guerilla marketing and then people will promote it for free.



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Depends on the language of the film. If it’s gonna be in English then it has to be a country that speaks English unless you want to pay for subtitles.
i was about to say that i agree also
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China of course. Largest population, good economic power. Even if you make your movie in English, be sure to make it China-compatible for the long term (no reference to Winnie the Pooh, to Taiwan, to Tibet, to Honk Kong, to homosexuality or to democratic institutions in general, and you're good to go, I mean, as long as you don't have ghosts or zombies or such superstitious material either). Small sacrifices for maximum profit.
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New Zealand, maybe? They seem to have the pandemic under control better than pretty much every other developed country in the world.
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Depends on the language of the film. If it’s gonna be in English then it has to be a country that speaks English unless you want to pay for subtitles.
that what i was gonna say



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I was told no one in the U.S. wants to see involving the police right now.
What an odd thing to be told. You should market the film wherever YOU think it should be marketed. The police angle is extremely odd. It's not as if people wouldn't want to watch Zodiac or Se7en right now.

Do whatever suits you and the film. Don't be persuaded to do something which compromises your art.



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What an odd thing to be told. You should market the film wherever YOU think it should be marketed. The police angle is extremely odd. It's not as if people wouldn't want to watch Zodiac or Se7en right now.

Do whatever suits you and the film. Don't be persuaded to do something which compromises your art.
that is sooo true.