The Polish brothers have sold their HDSLR (shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews)) based movie on iTunes and raked in over $200k already!

[source: This tweet from lensflare35]

The trailer

for lovers only… from Polish Brothers on Vimeo.

Mark Polish & Stana Katic

It is available here on iTunes

More on the success

From the first post I saw on the movie at filmmakermagazine

From Steve Pond at The Wrap comes a piece on the Polish Brothers’ latest, a French-shot no-budget romance called For Lover’s Only, which was made with a production budget of, the article says, “zero,” and has already made $200,000 on iTunes. It stars Mark Polish and Stana Katic (Detective Kate Beckett on ABC’s Castle), and it was shot on a Canon 5D, with the filmmakers posing as tourists, not worrying about location fees, and, writes Pond, “They even got the film classified as an experimental film by the Screen Actors Guild, which meant they didn’t have to pay Katic, who shared an agent with Mark and brought her own wardrobe.”

What’s most interesting about the story, though, is not the budget contortions but the release method. And although there seems to have been at least one industry screening in L.A. last Fall, the film wasn’t distributed early to journalists — including, um, magazines that once put the filmmakers on the cover. Instead it relied on the Facebook and Twitter feeds of the director and star Katic for publicity.

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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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