I'm Joel Haver, I made a feature length film entirely alone and released it for free! If you make a movie, I will watch it! AMA!
At the start of this summer, I released Island, a feature film made entirely alone over six months. I am the film's director, writer, cinematographer, actor, editor, sound guy, you name it. It tells the story of a man lost at sea who washes up onto a tiny island. The full film is free to watch, alongside three other features I've done on my Vimeo.
Here is the trailer - https://vimeo.com/327642648
Here is Island - https://vimeo.com/327132957
Here is a poster - https://i.imgur.com/bVsL4qW.jpg
If you're feeling brave, skip the trailer and go in completely blind for the optimal experience! It runs a brisk 69 minutes.
For Island's release, I created this promo "Make a Movie and I'll Watch it!" - https://vimeo.com/342167833
In the promo I encourage filmmakers to make their own full length movies and if they do please send them to me! I will watch your movies that are 40 minutes+ (I would do shorts as well but then I'd have everyone and their mother sending me shorts, but by all means make some shorts!)
Ask me anything!
It's been amazing answering questions, I didn't expect such a huge response! I'll stick around and keep answering throughout the coming days.
And thank you to everyone who gave Island a chance. It really means a lot. I was so glad to hear it resonated with some people.
If you wanna keep up with my work, I make weekly short films over on YouTube, some of the best ones feature my dad who is the funniest person I know - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVIFCOJwv3emlVmBbPCZrvw
Honestly, make a movie! It's possible so cheap nowadays and so independently! And please send me it when you do! There's nothing I love more than watching homemade movies free of corporate baloney!