By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire March 20, 2014 at 3:12PM
Four Baltimore filmmakers have banded together to form Camden Arts & Motion, a new Baltimore-based independent film distributor, and they're looking for submissions.
"Every person on the team is a filmmaker. All
of us have worked on films in some capacity. That's where we're coming from. Every filmmaker has at least
one horror story about a distributor. We're trying to be the one distributor that filmmakers
actually enjoy working with and get some great results for movies that
you might otherwise might not have seen," Dan Schepleng, the company's president and CEO, told Indiewire.
The good news for filmmakers is that Camden plans to offer filmmakers a gross percentages of the sales. "We believe that when the film does well, we should all share the profit," explained Schepleng. "We're trying to change the relationship between distributors and filmmakers."
Specifically, the team -- which, in addition to Schepleng, includes VP of Marketing Martin Whittier, VP of Acquisitions Tommy Duncan and VP of Technology Sean Clark -- is looking for low-budget narrative features (total production budget of under $100,000) that "seems too small for everyone else, a film that's been forgotten, but should not have been," said Schepleng.
To start out, the company will focus primarily on digital distribution, DVD and Blu-Ray.
"We think we will have the opportunity to work with some fantastic films because we're putting the filmmaker first - both in the relationship and the structure of the contracts," said Schepleng.
Find out more about the new company and how to submit your film here.