The BIG Day. Help?

(I sent the following e-mail out to virtually everyone on my e-mail mailing list. Please feel free to copy, paste and distribute. I truly, truly appreciate any and all support we can get to help “Hunting Season” find an audience)

Today is the big day.

“Hunting Season”, my first movie (produced with Kimberly Dalton, my wife) premieres today (August 1st) via Video on Demand on virtually every cable and dish network across the country, except Comcast and TimeWarner (see for details).  We are extremely excited that the friends and family that volunteered their time, blood, sweat and tears will finally have the potential for a nationwide audience to see the fruits of their labor.

This is a huge accomplishment for us for a couple of reasons but a major one of them being that we made “Hunting Season” for under $5,000 (plus the aforementioned blood, sweat and tears) and it is now competing on an equal playing field with movies that had production budgets at least $300,000 more than ours.

In reality though, the playing field isn’t equal, those movies with budgets that dwarf ours also have marketing and promotional budgets and the ability to buy advertising to drive viewers to their films. All that we have is our network. Let me rephrase that: WE HAVE OUR NETWORK! I believe that the friends, family, filmmakers, musicians, artists and others that I am sending this e-mail to undoubtedly have the knowhow, heart, the fanbase and the DIY mentality to truly level the playing field against the bigger budgeted behemoths we’re competing with.

That playing field can be leveled in 1 easy step. Forward this e-mail on to everyone in your e-mail address book.

I’m not  asking (and would never ask) you to watch or purchase “Hunting Season” I’m simply asking that you please spread the word by any means possible. Like an e-mail forward, or a blog, or a Facebook Event Invitation or a Twitter tweet. Ask your friends and family to spread the word the same way you are. The goal is not to convince people to buy “Hunting Season” but to build awareness. The ultimate sign of success would be if people start inquiring to see if this is real. Or maybe I receive a forward from someone else 6 degrees removed down the chain. Then we’ll know we’ve arrived.

If you don’t want to forward this longwinded e-mail, copy and paste the passage below into a new e-mail. feel free to alter it however you like:

Today is the big day! My friend Nathan Wrann is an independent filmmaker and his first film, “Hunting Season” is now available on Video on Demand on cable and dish networks all over the country (you can find out where here: “Hunting Season” is a pretty brutal horror film and Nathan knows that it is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea so he’s not asking you to buy it or watch it but he would be eternally grateful if you could please forward this e-mail on to the family and friends in your address book and ask them to do the same. Simply getting the word out and raising awareness about this micro-budgeted independent film is the goal.

If you want to learn more about “Hunting Season” please go to

If you want a press release (that has more detailed info about the cast, crew, music, etc in the film) or have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to read this e-mail and help us get the word out about “Hunting Season”.

Thank you
Nathan Wrann
Now on VOD!

Now on VOD!

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4 Responses to “The BIG Day. Help?”

  1. Kimberly Dalton Says:


  2. Video Production Florida Says:

    This is very saaaad. Violence is when some one is in pain. Why some one needs to show that?

    • nwrann Says:

      The artist’s responsibility is to create works that move people intellectually and emotionally by representing the world in all of its forms. Unfortunately the world is a violent place, and thus that violence should be represented and shown whether it be through a modern film, classic works of art such as Shakespeare’s plays, a renaissance painting like The Rape of Europa or even many passages in The Bible.

      Oftentimes modern representations of violence in art help us to understand the world we live in as well as explore the reasons that violence exists within people.

      Also, most worthwhile, violent works (especially horror movies) are more likely to be about survival in the face of overwhelming odds, the strength of the human spirit and the condemnation of violent acts than the gratuitous display of unnecessary violence.

      HUNTING SEASON in particular has a very strong, very important anti-violence theme running through its core. If you happen to watch the movie, I’m sure you will see that.

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