I don’t have the money to make films, but here I am, promoting my latest short Lot 13. How did it get made? Simple – Twitter made it.
There’s two types of technological democracy at work here. Firstly, DSLRs – cheap cameras like the Canon 600D have made it possible for really quite nice looking films to be made by amateurs and edited at home on a basic computer.
But the real democracy lies with Twitter – I can’t afford to fund films or indeed fully promote them via festivals. Lot 13 managed 2000 views on the first day of release, a modest but previously unattainable benchmark for the Meat Bingo gang. So, in a slightly abridged form, this is the story of me cheekily asking people to do things, Meat Bingo films and how Twitter made it all possible through ACTUAL HUMAN INTERACTION: