If you want a peek into truly indie filmmaking, take a look at Edward Burns' tweets. The actor, director and writer has been writing in 140-character spurts about the process of making his latest film, 'Newlyweds,' for $9,000. Burns has quietly reinvented himself as a savvy early adopter and champion of the online and on-demand film revolution, from the premiere of his film 'Purple Violets' on iTunes to showing his last film 'Nice Guy Johnny' using the Tribeca Film Festival Virtual platform.
Now he's using the power of Twitter and his blog to crowdsource a poster for 'Newlyweds,' offering anyone the chance to design and submit a poster that will then be voted on by visitors to his site. All you burgeoning film-poster designers have to do is tweet your creation with the hashtag #NewlywedsPoster, and submissions will be posted on Burns' site. The winning poster will be used for its promotion at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the winner will receive a copy of the poster, tickets to see it at the festival and a copy of the DVD when it comes out.
Burns has described the movie as "a companion piece to 'Sidewalks of New York.'" So far details are basically only what's available on Burns' feed: "They think they have a nice easy marriage. Then reality hits." It stars Kerry Bishé, Max Baker, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Burns himself, and its premiere will close the Tribeca Film Festival on April 30.
Take a look at a few of our favorite submissions below, and the the rest over here. Vote for your favorite, and keep in mind you can submit your own up until April 4.