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Writing Reviews for IMDB: Anyone can, and you should

So I learned something today.
During the Q&A after The Art of Travel  the director asked us to please write reviews on IMDB for these movies, that they really help in getting distribution for the film. I spoke about this with Thomas Whelan, the director, after the film. I told him that I have written an occasional review for a film on IMDB before, but had no idea it actually helped it. Actually I thought I was wasting my breath (or finger muscles?) because I knew no one would ever have a chance to actually SEE the movie, so what was the point? But he explained that filmmakers can use these reviews to convince the studios that people really DO want to see these kinds of movies, that we really do enjoy them and WILL pay money to see them.

So I promised him I would, and I’m definitely going to do it for all the other movies I enjoy at film festivals from now on. And I’m just asking you readers to please do the same. I hope he continues to tell audiences this, because I would have written IMDB reviews of some other movies long before this.