If you are reading this weeks from now, it might not be the top film. Only last week it was number 2. Still impressive for the type of film. When I checked State of Play was 26th.
Not biggest grossing film, but the feature film with the total number of positive critical reviews. Don’t click on the link yet.
It is not some clip on YouTube. We are talking about feature films made within the last year.
Can you guess? I’ll give you a hint:
It is an eclectic animated music driven feature in a unique style about love in the face of adversity. It is an independent film done with a very low budget by a handful of passionate filmmakers. Its audience is mostly teens and adults. Sound familiar?
It’s “Sita Sings The Blues”
Notice another eclectic animated film not targeted at kids is in the top 20 as well. Why am I interested in this? Because from the start of this project studio execs have told me that we have a fantastic idea, but no audience. ‘Animated films we mostly for kids and the adults that bring them.’ Honestly,I can’t imagine a huge audience for our film, but a dedicated one…and in the current market of media piracy and changing distribution models, I’d rather have a smaller group of intense fans than a wide release.
Enjoy the film.