I want my film listed on IMDb.
October 20, 2008 6:53 PM   Subscribe

I want my film listed on IMDb. I've tried and failed. The title gets lost in a dead letter office while I'm supposed to come up with "relevant information" without being told what information that could be.

My film is, of course, a low-budget horror movie that has never been screened nationally on television or at a film festival, but it has been shown over forty times around the country and is for sale online. I know of filmmakers who have their crappy movies listed on the site before they are even finished, so there must be something I can do.

This previous question didn't seem to yield a solution. Anyone have any ideas?
posted by davidriley to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Has it been reviewed? Shown in front of a paying audience? Can you provide IMDb with links to websites that prove these things? Apparently those are some of the criteria IMDB uses. - so sayeth my partner the director.

Also, I'm sure you've checked their FAQ, but just in case.
posted by roger ackroyd at 7:09 PM on October 20, 2008

My understanding is that much of the data in IMDB comes from anonymous industry spies. Perhaps ask your friends in the industry if they know anyone with an account?
posted by meta_eli at 7:22 PM on October 20, 2008

Yeah, get a Pro account for a month. Bonus: you'll have access to some interesting contact information for some pretty high-level people.
posted by trinity8-director at 9:44 PM on October 20, 2008

Linking to a review or other online article usually does it. Also featuring other IMDB people who have credits seems to help. I'm a Pro subscriber too.
posted by unSane at 5:23 AM on October 21, 2008

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