Comedy ‘Birdies’ filmed in Wilmington shoots for golf audience online

Comedy ‘Birdies’ filmed in Wilmington shoots for golf audience online
Comedy ‘Birdies’ filmed in Wilmington shoots for golf audience online
From left, Ryan O'Flanagan and Nate Panning in "Birdies."

Sinking a gap-in-one particular is normally from the odds. But at minimum credit the filmmakers driving the Wilmington-made comedy “Birdies” with swinging for the fences. 

If that is a little bit of a mixed sports metaphor — and it is — consider it a tribute to the passionate and entertaining, if not generally vibrant, characters who populate the independent film.

After a sold-out premiere at Thalian Corridor previous thirty day period, “Birdies,” which filmed in Wilmington during the depths of pandemic lockdown, debuted Feb. 22 on as a streaming-on-demand option

Because, then, the film’s producers, some of whom double as the film’s actors, have been aggressively marketing “Birdies.” They’ve bought ads not only on billboards but also on the net, targeting social media web-sites like Fb and Instagram and striving to charm to golfing enthusiasts who may possibly want to enjoy a comedy about the drunken denizens of a down-on-its-luck golf training course seeking to recapture its former glory. 

People pack Thalian Hall for the sold-out premiere of the comedy "Birdies", in Wilmington, N.C., Friday, January 28, 2022. The comedy was shot in Wilmington and will be available to screen on February 22.

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As an alternative of heading the pageant route or trying to get distribution by Amazon and other substantial streaming sites, which are equally tactics frequently used by impartial filmmakers, the makers of “Birdies” have employed a direct-to-the-client technique.

It recalls a electronic model of the “four-walling” of decades ago, when filmmakers would lease space in theaters across the region to assure their videos ended up obtainable to audiences.