At Film Sprout, we believe that a film's power to elicit good in the world is more about your community and less about your venue. It's more about the cause and less about the critics. It's more about results and less about reviews. That's why we book thousands of community, campus and grassroots screenings each year for films with ambitions to do well by doing good.
“Creating a distribution strategy that looks beyond traditional exhibition to locate audiences in their communities and organizations is increasingly essential to successful filmmaking, and no one does that or explains how to do it any better than Film Sprout.”
We have worked with Film Sprout to develop grassroots screening campaigns for three of our feature documentaries, and through each engagement, Caitlin and her capable staff have collaborated with professionalism, efficiency, hard work and flexibility. As filmmakers with very high standards for how our films are used to engage audiences and effect urgent social change, we have found Film Sprout to be an ideal partner.
“Film Sprout’s work is absolutely stellar. Caitlin Boyle and her incredibly diligent staff took our pre-existing outreach relationships and built on them to create a stunning outreach campaign. I never imagined we could have gone as far and had as much influence as we have had, and much of the credit for that goes to Film Sprout.”
“Film Sprout secured hundreds of paid screenings of our film at festivals, museums, universities, and other non-theatrical venues around the world…and increased revenues and raised the profile of the film beyond what we could have done alone or with traditional distribution.”
“Caitlin Boyle is the independent filmmaker’s ultimate Swiss Army knife. Her savvy, creativity and expertise in film distribution, communications and outreach make her an invaluable resource to any project.”
“Caitlin is a true ally to filmmakers; she and her team are talented, transparent, very capable and really fun to work with. They booked hundreds of screenings of Vessel around the world in a creative and individualized campaign—surpassing our impact goals—and helped translate the daunting world of film distribution. Working with Film Sprout was an inspiring and empowering experience.”
“Film Sprout was the perfect partner for us. Not only did Caitlin Boyle and team help us find partners for community screenings, they helped the film make a real impact. They brought the film to new audiences week after week, raised awareness for the project and were simply a pleasure to work with.”
“We heart Film Sprout. Finding Caitlin Boyle and her team was a godsend. When our film first came out, we were overwhelmed with screening requests; Film Sprout stepped in, and with efficient, professional and friendly service, increased our screenings tenfold. We are still in awe and incredibly proud of the grassroots way in which our film reached so many people.”
“Making a film is one thing; enhancing the prospects that a film will have an enduring impact in the world is quite another. We are indebted to Film Sprout for providing the expertise that enabled us to craft an intelligent, creative and, above all, concrete strategy for our outreach and audience engagement campaign.”
“Reaching the college and community market was critical to our strategy. Film Sprout not only got us there, but also came up with other inventive ways of getting attention for the film…and earning us revenue.”