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The Forecaster

The Story of Martin Armstrong

The international movie website is a central communication hub for all online communication around the film. A huge number of special events within the campaign gained high interested in the movie and all additional materials around the topic of the financial dept crisis. All events throughout the several distribution phases have been were accompanied by an extensive social media campaign. For this campaign and a cross-media advertisement various bonus trailers, bonus vidoes and exclusive scenes from the film have been produced and release in several online channels.

On May 7, 2015, the film “was released in cinemas in Germany, and could be be seen in several festivals in European countries and the U.S.A.. The German theatrical release was accompanied by a German tour by the main protagonist with podium discussions and Q&As after the screenings.

On September 15, 2015 the film was released in eleven European countries. The protagonist Martin Armstrong made a tour across Europe with a big event in Athens. This event was streamed with synchronized translation into cinemas in several capital cities throughout Europe and streamed live for a world wide audience. This live event was recorded together with several interview and published as additional video on demands.

Together with the co-production partner TV Plus, a cross-media platform was created as an additional second screen offer: THE FORECASTER INTERACTIVE. The online platform allows for a deeper exploration of the countless thematic connections that the film reveals, and links the narrative plot points with current events in business, politics and society. Central events and turning points in Martin Armstrong’s life were embedded in their historical context along an interactive time line. The temporal limitations of the medium of film were thus removed and the protagonist’s story extended into the present.

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Filmwebsite

Full Responsive // Video Backgrounds // Bonus Section // Second Screen Concept // Live Streaming Landingapges with Ticket Sales // Event section & tour guides // Newsletter Marketing // and more…
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Video Production

Trailer

International, Theatrical & topic-related

Three different trailers have been produced to advertise the film in different channles like cinema, online, video on demand and social media and created and extra value for distributers, broadcasters and other patners and used as bonus material on DVD and VOD.

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Video Production & Online Distribution

Bonus Video on Demand

Interviews, Q&A and Special Events

To support the marketing of the film throughout the diffent international distibution phases between 2015 and 2018 several interviews and special events have been organized and recorded to published as bonus video on demands. For each event special trailers have been produced and exclusive scenes and teaser have been extracted from the recordings to advertise in social media and other channels.

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Audience Engagement

Live Broadcast

Live broadcast, streaming & ticket sales, recording & Video on Demand

The final event of Martin Armstrong´s Europe Tour – the Greece Premiere in Athens 2015 – took place in Athens. The premiere was followed by a live podium discussion. This event was broadcasted live into 20 cities in 8 European countries including live translations into 5 languages. Cinemas have shown the film and streamed the discussion live after the screenings. People from all over the world could by a streaming ticket online through the website and watch the film and stream the live discusion at home.

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Second Screen

The Forecaster Interactive

Online platform and interactive timeline
in coproduction with TV Plus

This cross-media platform enables users to investigate in more detail the innumerable thematic links presented in the film, thereby combining the narrative plot points with current events in the economy, politics and society. Key events and turning points in Martin Armstrong’s life are thereby embedded in their historic context along an interactive time line. The temporal limitations of the medium “film” are thus eliminated and the story of the protagonist is extended to here and now in terms of content.

Social Media

Bonus Videos

Exclusive scenes & animations
in coproduction with TV Plus

Exclusive bonus material completed the scope of the online platform “The Forecaster Interactive”. This consists of scenes and animations not shown in the movie, numerous unpublished documents such as court transcripts of the trials of Martin Armstrong as well as animated info-films about complex economic topics This allowed our story to transcend the limits of film and promote the film and platform in social media channels.

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Second Screen

Exclusive scenes

Interview & teaser videos for social media

The interview with Martin Armstrong in Berlin 2015 was produced by our co-production partner TV Plus espacally for the cross-media platform “The Forecaster Interactive”. Additional exclusive parts of the interview and teaser videos have been produced to promote the interview on VOD and have been added to the interview as bonus materials and to promote the film, interview and interactive platform in social media channels.

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Q&A

Outtakes

Teaser videos for social media & VOD

The interview with Martin Armstrong in Berlin 2015 was produced by our co-production partner TV Plus espacally for the cross-media platform “The Forecaster Interactive”. Additional exclusive parts of the interview and teaser videos have been produced to promote the interview on VOD and have been added to the interview as bonus materials and to promote the film, interview and interactive platform in social media channels.

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International

Advertisments

International Posters // Flyers // DVD Cover & Booklet // Online Banner // Social Media and more….

Based on a corporate design for the film various advertisment materials have been produced to ensure a high recognition value worldwide. The title “The Forecaster” was adapted into several languages (e.g. L´Óracle (French), El Visionario (Spanish). The background visual of the Central Park in New York was changed accordingly to the place of the event (e.g. Paris, Rom, Athens). Uniform fonts and colours were used to ensure a uniform appearance, while at the same time visually adapting the advertising to the individual location.

Distribution & Production

DVD Products

DVD Production // Cover & Booklet // Subtitles / Mastering and more….

Special events like interviews and conferences have been organized and recorded to published as bonus video on demands and have been addictionally produced as DVD bundles and packages and distributed directly via the international website and partner networks.

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Social Media

Portal Design // Community Management // Eventpromotions // Social Media Storytelling // Social media Advertisment and more…

Social Media Channels player a central roll in the advertisment of the film. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Vimeo ahve been used to advertise the film focused on several local and special interest target groups. Beside payed advertisments with several bonus video clips, teasers and trailers the festivals, theatrical tours of the main protagonists and all major events have been intensely advertised and a huge fan community was build throughout all distribution phases.

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