My Hero: Edward Burns
He has a list of screen credits that is incredibly impressive, and he’s good lookin’. (You need to hear me say that with a Southern accent, it will mean more!) But the reason I want you to know about him in this moment is the way he has leveraged social media in his indy movie productions, and how very successful he’s been at it.
His new movie “Newlyweds” had a reported budget of only $9,000 which he tweeted was broken down into “5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food and drink. 9k in the can.”
He has a slick, sexy blog at http://www.edwardburns.net/
Yeah, look closely. Built on WordPress. (just sayin’)
He posts to his Twitter @edward_burns (no college interns for him!), and has a Facebook page, that he uses to interact with fans.
And, of course, a YouTube Channel, edward burns films for the trailer and film information.
EVERYTHING I’ve told you you should be doing to promote your brand!
No more lectures; here’s the trailer from “Nice Guy Johnny” – it is funny, and touching. Watch the trailer; rent the flick from Netflix. And when you’re done, work on that social media campaign of yours!
Edward Burns is known for acting, but he writes, produces, directs
In fact, his film credits are too many for me to list through the keyboard