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TAP INTO THE
SURGING POPULARITY OF DOCUMENTARIES

To Grow Your Business… Your Profits… Your Name Recognition!

Find Out Why Companies & Entrepreneurs are Rushing to
Invest in Documentaries to Both Make a Social Impact

AND Increase Their Profits!

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Just in case you haven’t noticed, we have entered into a true “Golden Age” for documentary films.

Just recently at the Sundance Film Festival, the true film “Knock Down the House” reportedly broke the festivals documentary sales record by selling for a price of $10 million to Netflix. This was just the latest push into documentaries by the entertainment giant.

Back in 2014, Netflix announced a future plan to invest $3 billion in original content while focusing on issue-driven docs that drive international viewership – and since then it has done exactly that.

And Netflix isn’t the only one that’s investing in documentaries – not by a long shot.

Companies, such as

And many more, as well as entrepreneurs and the wealthy are all getting involved in the industry.

The simple truth is investing in a documentary can be a great way to:
Raise a company’s or individual’s profile
To demonstrate that
you care
And to communicate directly with your best prospects

But more than those things, investing in a documentary can now even be a way to send your profits soaring!

It turns out that people are more than willing to sit down and not just watch but become truly engrossed in true story films. For example, the documentary “Free Solo” has earned over $16 million at the box office so far.

The good news about so any people being willing to watch documentaries is that viewers will remember a good true story for not just years but decades…

And when they remember the story – if your investment and sponsorship of the film are done right – they will also remember you or your company and they will feel gratitude and respect toward you for bringing that story to their attention!

In other words, they will associate good feelings with your company – and people love to buy from companies they like and respect!

Ways You Could Use Your Documentary Film

To promote your business

You could post it on your website, on social media and on YouTube. You could also share it with your email list. Another way to tap into the power of documentary video would be to show it at company events.

We actually have clients who have organized screenings of their film that were attended by the president and other government officials of their country! They would have never been able to get those officials to attend a promotional event but because the film was about a worthy cause, the politicians were very keen to be there.

Another film of ours has actually been shown in Congress in Washington, D.C. where it was viewed by members of Congress as well as a big group of media representatives. Again, this would never have been possible with a commercial!

The business owner who commissioned the film got to attend the Congressional screening, his business and brand received important exposure and he also benefited from photo ops with well-known politicians.

To Gain Exposure on the Internet

Many businesses also choose to show their documentaries on major websites. For example, we are currently working on a short film that will be shown on the Guardian.com website. Other websites that commonly show documentaries and that can increase your brand exposure include Vice.com and others.

To Gain Exposure at Film Festivals

There are more than 70 established international film festivals specifically for non-fiction. Showing your film at festivals is a great opportunity for PR and networking.

The key, of course, with all of the above is to ensure that your film is relevant as a piece of art and not just an advertorial or product placement vehicle. But don’t worry, we can help you with that!

The Simple Truth is Documentary Investing is a TERRIFIC Way to Build Your Brand!

Why make a commercial that is going to be ignored? Why spend time and money designing online ads that won’t even be glanced at?

When you could think outside the box and invest money in a story that will be fondly remembered for a long, long time?

For entrepreneurs, business owners (including owners of small and medium-sized businesses) and up-and-coming thought leaders, documentary film can be one of the most powerful ways of communicating your passions and expertise, your vision and your story.

Here is an example of what is possible:

Johnson & Johnson Invests in Compassionate Aids Film

Johnson & Johnson, a large US company that sells products in the healthcare field, recently faced a dilemma.

How should the company try to connect with its best prospects? Should it create another commercial that would most likely get lost among the numerous commercials that play every day on TV and other mediums? Commercials that most people simply “tune out” and ignore? Or should it really try to stand out AND make a difference? The company decided on the second approach and invested money in a documentary called “5B” that tells the story of heroic nurses in a San Francisco hospital in the early days of AIDS in the 1980s.

This award-winning documentary is most certainly NOT a commercial for Johnson & Johnson. The filmmakers had complete artistic control over the project – and they used that control to put the spotlight directly on nurses who were compassionate, caring and selfless to those in despair at what was a very difficult time in the world’s history.

But guess what? By simply helping this story get told – Johnson & Johnson benefited.

Its support of the film served to reinforce the idea that the company has a long-standing history of supporting nurses and other health professionals at the frontlines of care and that it is committed to providing high quality products that help people feel better.

Benefits Like That Are Why More & More Companies Are Investing in Documentaries!

Johnson & Johnson is certainly not the only company putting money into true story films. Here are a couple of other examples:
Sponsored the movie: “Spent: Looking for Change” which is a 40-minute documentary that reveals that one in four US households rely on services like check cashers, payday lenders and pawn shops to meet basic financial needs.
A producer of portable drink coolers and metal drinkware that is based in Austin, Texas, is publishing a series of documentary shorts – around 60 so far. The movies, which are typically no more than five-minutes long, are character-driven stories of rugged men and women engaged in outdoor pursuits. The films succeed by creating an emotional connection with the company’s customers and by stressing the authenticity of the brand through simplicity and celebration of the natural world, not by blatant product placement or sales pitch.

Companies Everywhere Are Realizing the Power of a True Story!

Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Yeti and many others understandthat as human beings we are basically genetically wired to relate to stories and to remember the messages conveyed in stories.

Sit us down and bombard us with an hour of facts and we probably won’t remember much of what we heard. But tell us an hour long good story and we could still remember the essential elements of the plot 50 or more years later! It’s Time for You to Benefit from the “Reflected Glory” of Documentary Investing!

It’s Time for You to Benefit from the “Reflected Glory” of Documentary Investing!

In the documentary “5B,” Johnson & Johnson isn’t mentioned once. But simply by the power of “reflected glory,” everything positive the nurses stand for in the film is automatically associated with Johnson & Johnson by our brains.

We can’t help it. When someone puts their time, treasure and talent behind something, we know they are committed and serious.

That is because as human beings we believe more in what someone does than what someone says. This is what credibility and being authentic is all about.

Of course, they could have given the millions that the film cost to an AIDS charity and thus expressed their support for the causes that matter to them.

But that would have never created the positive, long lasting PR the documentary can.

It’s Time for You to Benefit from the “Reflected Glory” of Documentary Investing!

In the documentary “5B,” Johnson & Johnson isn’t mentioned once. But simply by the power of “reflected glory,” everything positive the nurses stand for in the film is automatically associated with Johnson & Johnson by our brains.

We can’t help it. When someone puts their time, treasure and talent behind something, we know they are committed and serious.

That is because as human beings we believe more in what someone does than what someone says. This is what credibility and being authentic is all about.

Of course, they could have given the millions that the film cost to an AIDS charity and thus expressed their support for the causes that matter to them.

But that would have never created the positive, long lasting PR the documentary can.

It will still be watched and making an impact 20 years from now!

So Are You Ready to Tap into the Amazing
Power of Documentary Film to Grow Your Business?

Alamo Pictures is looking to work with brands and companies to create compelling non-fiction content to further their marketing and corporate social responsibility aims.

Do not worry if your own ideas for film content are vague or even non-existent! Our directors have a wealth of ideas and we are committed to creating winning collaborations and the very best outcome for you.

Who We Are & What We Do

We are the only production company based in Europe that focuses solely on making factual films about the US with an international audience in mind.

We understand that sometimes it takes an outsider to ask the key questions and see things from a different, more illuminating perspective.

Our filmmakers explore topical, uniquely American subjects from a European point of view while drawing on years of stateside experience to engage with subjects sympathetically.

The result is cinema that defies stereotypes and helps our audiences truly understand what makes America tick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who We Are & What We Do

We are the only production company based in Europe that focuses solely on making factual films about the US with an international audience in mind.

We understand that sometimes it takes an outsider to ask the key questions and see things from a different, more illuminating perspective.

Our filmmakers explore topical, uniquely American subjects from a European point of view while drawing on years of stateside experience to engage with subjects sympathetically.

The result is cinema that defies stereotypes and helps our audiences truly understand what makes America tick.

What We Can Do for You

Help You Craft a Winning Persona &Image (Build Your Brand)

To put it simply you need positive publicity – like that provided by a powerful documentary – to stand out in the marketplace today.

For example, you may be a surgeon who wishes to highlight a particular area of a medical practice or share one atient’s extraordinary story for the wider benefit of your profession.

Or you could be an architect who wants to explain why shopping mall design needs an urgent re-think … or a business leader who believes that food waste or plastic recycling are problems we must tackle.

Whatever your story, we can help you tell it in a way that benefits you and builds your reputation and standing in the marketplace!

Help You Generate Good, Long-Lasting Publicity

Presenting your story in a low-budget documentary is the perfect vehicle to achieve long-lasting publicity.

We mentioned film festivals earlier – and showing your documentary at these events can be great generators of publicity. In addition, your doc may even be chosen by a distributor, leading to further promotional opportunities.

In the long term, your involvement in film will remain part of your online profile, increasing your social media reach. Generally speaking, film as a medium has a long-term marketing shelf-life, staying in the public arena over several years in various formats. For example, if relevant, your film may find its way into academic or educational markets.

As a successful entrepreneur or the owner of a small or medium-sized business, the story that you tell in your documentary might be related to your business, to you personally, to your family or to a topic that you care passionately about.

You may also like the idea of making a documentary but find it hard to come up with a good story …

By collaborating with Alamo Pictures we will find the right solution for you.

Our filmmakers have a wealth of ideas and strong material to suit your goals!

Get Your Story Told … & Watch Your Business Take Off!

Going by recent trends, there is a good chance that you may be using podcasts or TED Talks as part of your current marketing and communications strategy.

You may have even published a book. These are all excellent tools to get your message out there and generate publicity for yourself and/or your business.

But investing in a low-budget documentary is a big step up that offers you far greater creative scope and a new richer stream of storytelling!

Here is a great example: a small renewable energy company recently sponsored a documentary about coal workers being retrained for the solar power industry and the positive response and feedback that it received propelled the company to new growth.

Documentaries are an excellent vehicle, both for individuals and companies, to achieve long-lasting publicity, demonstrate thought leadership and build a legacy.

And even if the film doesn’t directly produce major profits, as an investor you can benefit in a number of other ways that will ensure you get more than full value for your investment.

Documentaries provide an alternative return on investment to just cash!

For instance, being publicly associated with a positive cause or a disruptive idea can present a far bigger value to many investors (both brands and individuals) than just cash. That is especially true for low-budget documentaries.

Here is more good news:

New technology and huge improvements in camera equipment have brought down the production costs for documentary ilmmakers. Depending on the theme, professional shorts can be made for budgets of $20,000 or less.

And even if lower-budget documentaries are not produced for worldwide cinematic release, they can still be shown at festivals, at selected cinemas and distributed across television and online channels.

Furthermore, news sites like The Guardian, Vice and many others are strong supporters of documentary shorts.

The Bottom Line …


For instance, being publicly associated with a positive cause or a disruptive idea can present a far bigger value to many investors (both brands and individuals) than just cash. That is especially true for low-budget documentaries.

Marketing experts now tell us that companies looking to excel in the future will need to have clearly defined values and be able to express those values to their prospects.

Documentaries are a great way to express those values and truly connect with the people who are most likely to buy from you.

Simply click the link below to schedule a personal conversation – either in person or via the phone – with commissioning editor Kevin Turley.

Mr. Turley will be able to introduce you to our slate of ongoing productions and ideas in development to determine a good fit for your brand and business.

Of course, we are always open to investors with completely new ideas. Indeed, one of our recent investors is a New York Real Estate investor with Irish origins and he and three of his friends approached us to do a documentary about the Irish in New York.

Two weeks later we were in New York and started filming the St. Patrick & Day Parade in NYC for the opening shot.

Remember, you don’t have to be a large company like Johnson & Johnson or American Express to invest in a documentary. These films can be relatively inexpensive to make and can still make a powerful impact due to their storytelling (not the size of their budgets).

In addition, when you work with us we will make sure your company name and logo will be shown in the credits of the film and that the investor, himself, will get an executive producer credit.

As an added bonus, this credit will allow your name to be added at IMDB and similar sites for even more exposure!

Also remember, this market is currently being underutilized by companies, which creates a unique opportunity for forward thinking individuals who act now. You could really stand out in the marketplace!

There has really never been a better time to get involved with documentary filmmaking. The popularity of the non-fiction format is surging and shows no signs of letting up any time soon.Having long shed their dour public service image, today’s docs can command huge audiences, which for you means that the medium is widely understood and well-liked.

Remember, you don’t have to be a large company like Johnson & Johnson or American Express to invest in a documentary. These films can be relatively inexpensive to make and can still make a powerful impact due to their storytelling (not the size of their budgets).

In addition, when you work with us we will make sure your company name and logo will be shown in the credits of the film and that the investor, himself, will get an executive producer credit.

As an added bonus, this credit will allow your name to be added at IMDB and similar sites for even more exposure!

Also remember, this market is currently being underutilized by companies, which creates a unique opportunity for forward thinking individuals who act now. You could really stand out in the marketplace!

There has really never been a better time to get involved with documentary filmmaking. The popularity of the non-fiction format is surging and shows no signs of letting up any time soon.Having long shed their dour public service image, today’s docs can command huge audiences, which for you means that the medium is widely understood and well-liked.

There is a significant ‘buzz’ around docs as a means of making a statement. For you and your film, the PR and marketing benefits could be significant and long-lived! Contact us now to learn much more about how filming a documentary with Alamo Pictures can help you gain publicity and profits! Click on the link below to contact us now.

Schedule your free “personal conversation”
with our commissioning editor now!

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Covid 19: At Alamo Pictures, It’s Business as Usual in the Times of Coronavirus

Here at Alamo Pictures we are open for business. Yes, you read that right: we are open for business. Perhaps it’s because of our name. Whatever the defenders of the Alamo where they did not thrown in the towel, give into defeatism, sit around moaning about their lot – no, they may have all died but they died fighting. That same spirit of resilience is what is going to get Alamo Pictures – and you – through this time.

Think creatively about ways in which you can work now. Some documentarians who rely heavily on archive footage will be in their element! They have no excuse and no distraction from hours of work in their editing suites. Are there any films that can be constructed upon these lines? We’d like to hear your thoughts.

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