Art Of The Pitch – It’s Still About A Good Idea

The Toronto Film Festival holds a movie pitch competition, in which filmmakers present pitches for movies they’d like to make. Some of the presentations are incredibly elaborate. But this year’s winner had a more modest pitch. Demian Resnick “didn’t wear a costume, as did two filmmakers who wore gaudy prom dresses while pitching a project about growing up in the 1980s. And Resnick didn’t have any pre-filmed scenes, like a filmmaker from Vancouver used in pitching her idea for a comedy vehicle for former SCTV star Dave Thomas and his brother Ian. Instead, Resnick just stood under a spotlight and earnestly read his cards.”