Trying this again (My first poll!)
This event is kind of a coming out party; it will very much be a first impression for the vast majority of those attending. There will be free wine and beer, as well as food, so there will be a little bit of a festive atmosphere. There are going to be a couple of celebrities there. It will also be the launch of our new subscription service, so people need to be convinced that a streaming library of indie shorts is worth paying for.
Let me give you the reasons that my vote is for “The Trident,” for some context.
[li]Most people think of “indie shorts” as talky little navelgazing art films. “The Trident” will surprise people into thinking, “Huh, an action flick! Cool!”[/li][li]With David Carradine in the film, I think that likewise people who assume that “indie shorts” means the cast is the director’s friends and parents will also be pleasantly surprised. Granted, Vern Troyer is pretty well known too, but I think David Carradine is a little higher up on that scale.[/li][li]Who knew there was Indian martial arts? How cool is that?[/li][/ul]
My reasons for not choosing “Bit Players”:
[li]Disclaimer or not, the language is pretty raunchy for a free crowd in a Starbucks. Good first impression?[/li][li]It’s entirely dialogue driven; not as viable in a crowd situation. People will be standing and drinking.[/li][/ul]
My boss wants to show “Bit Players.” She thinks that “The Trident” is too much of a guy film for a mixed crowd, and that it requires a lot of attention to keep up with what is going on. And that “Bit Players” is funny, which is a plus, and that everyone loves Oompa-Loompas.
I disagree strongly: the guy-film aspect is exactly why “The Trident” is a good choice: people don’t expect that kind of thing from an indie short.
What are your thoughts? This is entirely unnecessary, but please be civil and constructive; I may show this to my boss.