In this visual age, many authors have turned to “book trailers” (in reality, short films) to promote their new works. Whether such trailers actually help a book’s sales is debatable, but—as I discovered—they sure are fun to make, especially if you’re working with professional filmmakers and talented actors. In my Invasive Species trailer, I aimed to include every thriller trope I could in about two minutes.
The Invasive Species book trailer!
The Diamond Ruby trailer
Jeff Butcher and Nelle Stokes are a husband-and-wife directing team from New York. Their indie comedy feature debut, Criminals, is about to be released on DVD by Lion Will. Jeff is a director and property master for independent feature leaders John Sayles, Jim Jarmusch, Michel Gondry, and others. Check out the trailer on YouTube. Nelle is an award-winning documentary videographer, teaching artist, and Founding Executive Director of Magic Box Productions, a leading media arts education nonprofit.
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