Frequently Asked Questions

This page was created so we can answer some common questions that we think you might have about what we are trying to do and what we can do for you.

What does Independent Movie Review Do?
We start by writing a review for your movie that can be used to promote your project online, for press material, for dvd jackets quotes or however else you can think to use that review.

Is that all that you do?
No. We can link your project’s official website to your review, can add your movie’s trailer as a “Featured Review” to our YouTube channel, Friend and Subscribe to your channel and a how bunch of the other promotional options depending on which type of review you request.

What if we don’t have a YouTube or Facebook Page?
Since the goal is to spread the word about your project we highly recommend that you use the resources that are available on the internet to their fullest potential. Also, IndyMR will not leave you high and dry. We can work with you in creating these accounts, just ask your Independent Movie Review representative.

What if we don’t have a website?
IndyMR can work with you in creating your entire campaign no matter what level you and the project are at. But, at the root level of it all is the initial review of your project to post out there on the internet to generate credibility and interest in your project.

What type of reviews do you offer?
We offer different packages that consist of different varieties of reviews. From effective 150 to 300 word “Basic” reviews to “Full” and “Deluxe” reviews ranging from 300 to 600 plus words.

Who will be writing the reviews?
We don’t know yet, but we will be actively looking to add new movie reviewer authors to IndyMR. But, what we do know is that the review will be well written and effective. The authors will also be writing for the love of watching movies and not just main stream projects.

Define “effective”?
Just because you are paying for a review does not mean that you will be buying a review. Independent Movie Review will stand by every review that it will be an unbiased review that will not be influenced by the fact that you possibly paid for the review, depending on the review package you chose. Anything less would dilute the whole process and would wash away the credibility we are looking to create with our product and yours. The review will critique the movie as would any other review that covers a main stream project and because of that the review will be effective.

What languages do you work with?
Your review will be written in English. We do not offer any translation services at this time. We also can only accept movies to be reviewed that are in English, have an English audio stream or are sub-titled in English. Sorry, but hopefully this will be something we can work on in the future.

What region does any DVD we submit need to be?
Region 1. We can not except copies of your project that do not play in players that are not for North America.

What time length defines a short, mid-level and feature?
A short is anything under 30 minutes, to include single tv or pilot episodes. A mid-level is 30 to 59 minutes. And a feature to us is 60 to 180 minutes.

Sequels, trilogies, web-series and webisodes
Each part of a sequel and/ or trilogy counts as a separate project and would thusly need a separate review. A web-series is a little trickier to define. Individual episodes that span a season count individually. Whereas, a tv-pilot broken up into six webisodes would fall under one project defined by the overall time length. However, each project is unique so if something that falls outside of these confines comes up we will figure it out on a project per project basis.

How do I pay?
Once we figure out the basic’s to your review request we will issue you a PayPal invoice through our parent company, KSKM. Once we receive payment and a view project link, or copy, of your project we will review your project defined by the parameters of the package you chose.

Will my DVD be returned?
Your DVD, should you choose to send us one for the review, will NOT be returned. Therefore, we recommend sending us a url link to a digital stream if applicable and if not possible DO NOT send us the original or only copy of your project because we will NOT be held responsible for returning your DVD.

Why does my project have to have an IMDb site to be able to request a review?
Because, IndyMR believes in IMDb and we think that you and your project should not try and swim upstream if you are truly trying to be discovered. If you are a legitimate project, you should utilize the IMDb platform to validate your project and connect with the community.

Is Independent Movie Review affiliated with IMDb?
No. We are not affiliated with IMDb, but we believe in their platform and what they are trying to do. Further, we do not want to reinvent the wheel here at IndyMR by listing a bunch of information that can be obtained on your IMDb site.

Does Independent Movie Review offer distribution?
We currently exploring offering project friendly on-line distribution deals for streaming and purchase of your project. If you are interested in on-line distribution contact your IndyMR contact to learn more.

Why do we have to choose a production budget when submitting a request for a review?
Because, we define any production with a budget under a million dollars to be an “Independent” project and need to determine if your project is an “Independent”, “Studio” or “Classic” for use on our website.

How does Independent Movie Review define a “Studio” movie category?
Anything production with a budget over a million dollars. We understand that not all productions that have over a million dollar budget are Hollywood movie studio productions, and are not even saying that we believe most are, but we just need to organize a project into a “Production” category for our reviews and this is what we determined.

How does Independent Movie Review define a “Classic” movie category?
We know this is probably going to make a lot of people feel old, but here at IndyMR we are defining any movie 20 years or older, before 1998, as “Classic”.