#4 - Deb Fryers (Publicist/Producer)


This week Clay and Chris talk to Deb Fryers about her role as a publicist, producer, and manager.  Deb has worked on a number of classic Australian films including Noise, Charlie & Boots, as well as Clay's feature film Kenny, and she currently runs her own firm Deb Fryers Entertainment

We had a great discussion on how filmmakers can market their work, including lots of stories behind the release of Kenny, and a few slightly embarrassing moments for Chris. 

We hope you enjoy this weeks episode, stay tuned for our next episode with director/cinematographer Tom Swinburne, a young Melbourne-based feature filmmaker inspired by mumblecore movement.

Points of Discussion:

  • How filmmakers can sell themselves to distributors

  • The role of the Producer and Unit Publicist

  • Importance of online content and advertising

  • Building a brand for your film & brand consistency

  • Road testing marketing materials

  • Approaching famous actors to be in your project

Chris Pahlow

Chris Pahlow is an independent writer/director currently in post-production on his debut feature film PLAY IT SAFE. Chris has been fascinated with storytelling since he first earned his pen license and he’s spent the last ten years bringing stories to life through music videos, documentaries, and short films.