Will Reading has now streamed over 5000 minutes on Amazon Prime Video! It’s right here, ready to be watched – and we sure could use a five star review! We’ve been stuck at 12 reviews for a while now.
And speaking of reviews, we’ve received a few reviews in the way of comments on YouTube at the movie’s trailer:
So, yeah, this is a thing that is starting to happen for some reason. Why? I couldn’t say. Will Reading includes no cannabis use or even references. Now if that’s what you’re looking for, check out Harold & Kumar, Half Baked, Pineapple Express, How High, Cheech and Chong and so forth… and watch Will Reading, too! But is it a stoner comedy? I… I don’t think it meets the criteria, but who am I to judge? Maybe Will Reading is to a stoner comedy as red wine is to chocolate – meaning, Will Reading pairs well with recreational marijuana. Could be! Maybe someone could do some research for us and let us know the results!
If you’ve seen the movie and have a second, please drop us a five star review on Amazon! It’d really help us out by upping our visibility in Amazon’s search results. Just click here, scroll down and drop us a few words:
See? One word will do! So if you have a change, please drop us a five star review. Thanks!
As you may know, Will Readingis now streaming on Amazon Prime Video! It’s a very exciting time – and, it’s kind of bizarre to go to Amazon and see the movie in search results with big budget Hollywood movies. But the thing is, it’s generally buried, found pages and pages deep in Amazon’s search results.
We’ve been working on the movie for so long, it’d be nice to think of this stage of digital distribution as the last step, but it’s not. We’re trying to get the word out, and it’s not easy. But there is a way YOU CAN HELP!
One of the easiest ways to help the Amazon algorithm help other users find the movie is by writing a five star review, which you can do here. It’s easy to see that lots of people have watched the movie (Nearly 3500 minutes streamed so far!), but not everybody has been able to write a review. If we could get half of the folks that watched the movie to give us a five star review, we’d probably have around 20 reviews.
MATH: The thinking here is with 3500 minutes streamed DIVIDED BY 80 minutes (the 1 hr, 20 minute running time of Will Reading) equals 43.75 views – assuming people watched the entire movie and saw the post credits scene. (FUN FACT: The post credits scene has always been in the script, all the way back to first 2013 version of the script.)
As you can see at the review above, a review doesn’t have to be long – even a single word will do.
Oh! “Not everybody has been able to write a review.” This is true. Sure, some people watch the movie at night, so when it’s over they’re ready for bed, no time to write a review. Hopefully, they’ll get to it eventually. But other people who are to close to me have been blocked from writing a review. Makes sense – they’re biased, the system knows we’re connected, I get it. I, of course, can’t write one either.
But maybe you can! If you have a minute to spare, write us a review here and soon, your reviews and others like it will propel it up the charts so when folks look for something to watch on Amazon, Will Reading comes up.
If you’re jazzed to help us, another thing you can do while you’re on Amazon is to add it to your watch list. Every little bit helps! And if you’re on social media and you don’t mind telling your friends/followers about your Will Reading experience, that’d be great, too! Here’s a helpful image we’ve been using to market the movie.
Thanks to everyone for helping us get the word out about Will Reading! We’re so happy to have the movie available for everyone to see and we appreciate your help in making the digital distribution a success!
First, a big congratulations to the cast of Will Reading on the debut of the movie streaming on Amazon Prime! They worked hard and waited a long, long, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time for this!
In other news, user reviews on Amazon are starting to trickle in:
Pretty neat, huh?
And the movie is performing better than I expected – we’re already passed the 1000 minute streaming mark inside the first few days, something I thought would take two weeks or so!
There’s all kinds of stuff happening on our social media pages, so be sure to follow us! And remember, if you’re looking for something to watch this weekend, Will Reading is now streaming on Amazon Prime!
Come visit our table THIS SATURDAY at Ride for the Animals at Allaire State Park from 10 AM to 1 PM. I’ll be giving out candy to trick or treaters and the curious!
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Thanks to all for joining us at the Will Reading World Premiere! We had a great time and loved answering questions during the Q&A. I completely dropped the ball and forgot my camera, so there aren’t a lot of photos and no video of the Q&A.
Please join us TONIGHT for the world premier ofWill Reading. That’s TODAY! Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Ciccone Theatre in Paramus, NJ at 7:30 PM. You can get your FREE TICKETS by clicking here or calling the box office at 201-447-7428! (The button says “Buy Tickets,” but trust me – it’s FREE!) There will also be tickets available at the door. There will also be a Q&A with the cast and crew after the show!
Here’s a mention of Will Readingin the local paper! Come to our FREE one night only screening this Wednesday (June 21, 2017) at 7:30 pm! Get tickets at tickets.bergen.edu, call 201-447-7428 or at the door.
The Will Reading World Premiere is rapidly approaching! Please join us for free (yes, FREE!) ON Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Ciccone Theatre in Paramus, NJ at 7:30 PM. You can get your FREE TICKETS by clicking here or calling the box office at 201-447-7428! (You may see a button that says “Buy Tickets” or something to that effect, but trust me – it’s FREE!)
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Here’s what critics are saying about Will Reading:
“Now this is one fun movie… the focus [is] on story over spectacle… it’s a fun comedy… carried by a well-conceived script, great characters and solid performances… A total hoot!” Mike Haberfelner, SEARCHMYTRASH.COM
“[Will Reading is] an entertaining and fun comedy which has plenty of surprises; it will make you laugh but it also has a great story and some fantastic over the top, silly moments that are really enjoyable.” Rebecca Cherry, FILM CARNAGE
“Jamie Insalaco delivers a sharply witty, albeit sometimes irreverent, but totally madcap, zany twist on the entire concept of will readings in his 82-minute character-driven romp.” Kirk Fernwood, ONE FILM FAN
FUTURE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES: Will Reading will be released on physical media in the future – stay tuned for updates. This will include the behind the scenes documentary, How to Make a Movie for $5000.
Will Reading is now available at film festivals! Update #13 has all the details! And you can read some review snippets here!
And by “now available at film festivals,” I mean I have submitted to several film festivals and the movie has been upgraded from ‘submitted’ to ‘in consideration.’ Progress! If you’re interested in obtaining a copy of the movie for review or submission into your festival, please contact me here.
Here’s some pertinent info on the movie that film festivals and reviewers seem to want to know:
Running time……………………………………………………….81 min Genre ……………………………………………………………..Comedy Year…………………………………………………………………….2017 Language…………………………………………………………..English Country of Origin ………………………………………..United States Format …………………..1920×1080, 30fps, 1.78 (16×9), Sound 2.0
Here’s the second (and presumably final) trailer for our movie, Will Reading. I probably have another two weeks of post production to go and then the movie will finally be one hundred percent complete! This is a journey that stretches back to 2013 for me, and I can scarcely describe how I feel, so I won’t try. I will say that I’m very grateful and proud of everyone that worked on the movie and that the result we’ve achieved exceeds my wildest expectations!
Stay tuned to this website and the movie’s Facebook page for updates on when and where you can see the movie!