Drop us a Review!

As you may know,  Will Reading is 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!

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Congrats, Reviews, 1000+ minutes streamed!

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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:

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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!

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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!

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Watch Will Reading on Amazon Prime!

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Will Reading is now available to watch free with Amazon Prime!  You can watch the movie here.

I wish I could express what an exciting moment this is for us – it’s a moment that’s been about a half dozen years in the making!  But it’s finally here!  The movie is out there for everybody to watch!

Please feel free to contact us if we can provide additional information or other watching platforms.

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Will Reading is coming to streaming

The Will Reading to do list is getting shorter!  Here’s what I have left:

  1. record voice over on March 8
  2. edit in voice over recording
  3. verify sound on about 60 minutes of the movie

I’m that close!  I don’t want to give a date, but Will Reading is coming to streaming!  And it’s going to be soon –really soon. I am so excited to share this final version of the movie with everyone.  It’s been a long road, and there were a few times where the problems looked insurmountable, but finally, we’re going to get to share the movie with the world.

Get excited!

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After I watched Will Reading with an audience, I was struck by two significant flaws:

1. The beginning of the movie is unbearably slow

2. There weren’t enough memorable images

The first problem was the biggest of the bears. I came up with what I thought was a solution, but after executing it, I found that it just didn’t work. In fact, adding three minutes to the front of the film turned the movie into a confusing mess.

This sent me back to square one: how do I open the movie in a way that is both intriguing and well paced? I decided to simplify my approach and focus on tightening up shot length, swapping out the music and adding a few new shots that would open up the first few moments of the movie. This made a big difference and with a solution finished, I was able to move on to the final bit: making the movie look a bit more cinematic.

Ultimately, for the opening of the film, this meant adding three more shots and changing the composition of a few existing shots as well as other trims and minor changes. I doubt anyone but me would notice the majority of the work, but I do think the film moves along at a much better pace now.

So is this it? Is it finally done? I don’t know. I still have to cut in these last two shots and I’m not entirely sure they’re going to work, meaning I’m going to have to shoot them again. I was outside, it was windy, cold and I was working alone. These are not great conditions to shoot in, but it was the best I could do at the time. I might have to call in reinforcements and start from scratch. Fortunately, it’s just two relatively straight forward shots and if I can’t cut them in successfully, reshooting them is not the end of the world.