For the past five months, I have been attemtping to get the IMDB to list a short documentary about me. The film is called “A Writer Named Phil Hall” — it runs 24 minutes and it was originally released in July 2007.
However, the IMDB has repeatedly refused to list the film in its database. This is odd, since the film clearly meets most of its criteria: commercial availability (on DVD for non-theatrical audiences), availability to the general public (the film is online in its entirety), reviews (four, more coming), acknowledgement by a major database (Rotten Tomatoes) and even a pending festival listing.
In my conversations with other filmmakers, I am finding the IMDB to be a major obstacle for indie filmmakers who have to fight endlessly to get the IMDB to pay attention to their work.
Are you a filmmaker who has been or is at war with the IMDB? If so, please contact me via private message at Film Threat and tell me your story. I am writing an article about the IMDB and I want to hear from people who have been fighting (often in vain) to get the IMDB to pay attention to them.
Posted on January 2, 2008 in Blogs by Phil Hall
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