03 Aug What’s In A Name?
As we get closer to having a finished film, we’ve started to focus increasingly on our plans for it. While strategizing about distribution, we are also thinking about presentation. The most important aspect of presentation is the name. For at least a year we have been working with the title “Battle of Brooklyn.” However, we have become increasingly dissatisfied with this title for a number of reasons.
We want a title that keys in on the themes of the film, but one that is open enough to allow people to have a broad set of expectations. The idea of “home” is important, but so is the idea of standing up for principles. Here are a few that we have tossed around:
No Place Like Home
We Live Here
In terms of distribution, we have to think of a broader set of problems. Films with names that begin with “A” do much better on VOD than others because they are the first ones that people scroll through. We also have to think of other projects with similar names; “Home Movie\” might have been a great title if there wasn’t an awesome doc with this title already. Web site availability is another big factor. As we brainstormed this morning we got a very rude awakening after typing in weliverhere.com – WARNING- it’s a porn site without a splash page. This actually makes it hard for us to consider this name. It would be terrible if the film began to get some press and people started searching for it and ended up on this page.
We look forward to your ideas and votes on the ones that we have come up with- as well as those that you suggest.