Smarthouse Indie Film Marketing & Publicity

Your first stop for indie film marketing and publicity news, analysis, and strategy from the team at Smarthouse Creative.

J. Brad Wilke

@teamsmarthouse co-founder // @portlandfilm artistic director // Wonderstream founder // screenwriter & producer

Amie Simon

Director of Marketing @teamsmarthouse // film-obsessed writer & editor @3imaginarygirls // horror film lover // social media fangirl // pop culture believer

Latest Posts

Five Ways to Make Your Film Trailer Stand Out from the Crowd

There are three essential elements to every successful film release campaign: a trailer, a logline, and a poster. These are the items that…

7 Tips for Pitching Your Film to the Media

Your film had a decent run on the festival circuit and now it’s time to release it on VOD. Maybe you snagged a distributor and their PR…

How to Make the Most of Your First Film Festival

Congratulations! You just received your first film festival acceptance email!

5 Rules for Crafting Loglines That Sell

Writing the perfect logline is a meticulous pursuit. Equal parts creative inspiration and fastidious editing, the logline, along with the…

Game of Thrones: The Art of the Pitch

What I learned about pitching an idea from Game of Thrones.

How to work with the media, courtesy of the people who know

OK, so your movie or project is done, and the time has come to get some COVERAGE. What to do?

Does Your Film Need a Publicist?

Planning your film, no matter how thrifty you can be with sets and equipment, is a daunting enterprise. Including a little extra for a…


At Smarthouse, we work with filmmakers, artists, film festivals, distributors, entrepreneurs, small businesses, startups, and nonprofits…

Bringing the love for our clients

The Seattle International Comedy Competition (and its sister event, The San Francisco Comedy Competition) is one of my favorite projects…

Indie Film Hashtags

There are about 500 million tweets sent each day, which comes out to approximately 200 billion tweets per year. Instagram users post more…


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