Having recently chatted to co-director Adam Hamdy about the number of imaginative ways both himself, fellow director Shaun Magher and the production team managed to make their film a reality has taken another step, and their trailer and irreverent ‘Star Wars’ scene (see below) has now been seen by more than one million views since going viral ten days ago.
Hamdy believes the tactic to issue a scene through YouTube will help Pulp secure the right kind of distribution deal:
“Worldwide, the clip rapidly became the number one video on YouTube in the film and animation category. It was the second most watched video in any category in the United States. Comedies are tricky to market at the best of times. In today’s climate the majority of distributors are unwilling to take risks on films that do not feature established stars. Releasing Pulp’s exclusive ‘Star Wars’ scene online is one tactic we have used to help distributors feel comfortable that the film has widespread appeal.”
About the film:
Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. Nothing will stop his new superhero comic The Sodomizer from being a success except a gang of Geordie criminals who are using another comic company to launder their dirty money. Aided by his trusty geek sidekicks, Rick and Keith, Tony must defy the odds if he is to become a real life hero.
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