One of the biggest challenges for independent filmmakers is staying afloat during the slow months of the year and launching their independent film into the black. While there are still plenty of movies premiering theatrically during the year, it is estimated that less than fifteen percent of all movies will earn profits in the end. This troubling statistics leave many aspiring filmmakers holding their breath, waiting to see if their movie can escape the dreaded January blues.
Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Unlike films of the past, viewers these days have a number of options when it comes to viewing movies on the big screen. One option that has become increasingly popular is watching movies on the service. For a mere one dollar a month, Netflix memberships offer the ability to rent or buy new movies without ever leaving the comfort of their living rooms. There are no late fees, to deal with. And most importantly, you never have to wait for a special presentation or title to be available.
The first quarter of the year was an especially slow period for Netflix releases. The New York Times reported that there were only three movies available in the second quarter. But with a little digging, I was able to find at least one movie available at no cost on Netflix. The movie in question is The 365 Days Trailer Park. Directed by Greg Garcia, The 365 Days Trailer Park promises to present viewers with a glimpse into the life that goes along with working in a small town as a landscaper.
The plot of the film follows a young man named Bryan (Efren Ramirez), who takes a job as a park restroom attendant. Everything goes well for the first few weeks but when Bryan’s favorite band loses its last recording, he finds himself having to work extra hours. He also begins to miss his own birthday. As his patience runs short, he is forced to ask his boss for a raise, which he feels he deserves.
Based on a true story, The 365 Days Trailer Park is an interesting and comical film that’s guaranteed to get viewers talking about it for quite some time. I’m not going to tell you what the movie is about or how it is any different than any other film that has been released theatrically. However, you do have to understand the challenges that the film industry faces. The film industry is one that is largely dependent on box office revenue and DVD sales.
As such, filmmakers are constantly looking for ways to appeal to an audience that may be growing tired of the typical blockbuster type films. While some successful films like Star Wars have managed to change the landscape of the film industry, many films have failed because they simply weren’t appealing to the right audience. For example, Jobs, a Jobs movie, was considered a flop because it was deemed too heavy on corporate America symbolism. In contrast, The 365 Days Trailer Park was embraced by critics and audiences. Therefore, if Netflix can continue to stay on top of the trends that are shaping the next season of movies, The 365 Days Trailer Park will be a success and has become another major success for Netflix.
One thing you have to take into consideration with this film is the age group that would enjoy it the most. It is very possible that The 365 Days Trailer Park will have an audience that is more mature and sophisticated than some of its competitors. This is especially true since it’s based on a true story. This is also another reason why the movie could end up being a hit. Teenagers and those in their late twenties will love this film. On the other hand, parents would probably not care as much.
The 365 Days Trailer Park is currently playing in more than 400 theaters across the country. If it plays properly, it may even end up taking the box office industry by storm. As such, Netflix should come out with more films related to the world of film and the making of movies. Netflix also recently acquired distribution deals with Dreamworks and Universal Pictures to put The Kung Fu Panda franchise on autopilot. It’s safe to say that the future of the film industry is looking very bright for the future.