Author Christopher Mannino recently released a book trailer for his new YA Fantasy School of Deaths.
For me, the trailer itself was a bit of a journey. I teach high school theatre, so was able to recruit some of my students. One of my students filmed, and the others acted. However, despite 25 years experience in live theatre, this was one of my first experiences with film. The trailer, which is only two minutes long, took 3 and half hours to film, and nearly three months to edit. It premiered as part of my book launch, at a Halloween-themed mini-golf course, where I showed it on Friday the 13th. The book isn't scary, in fact most of the recent reviews have compared it to Harry Potter in terms of feeling/style- but it does have darker elements that tie in with Halloween.
Now, to celebrate the release of the trailer, I've launched a new contest. If anyone shares the trailer at least five times, they could win a 20 dollar Amazon gift card. See http://www.christophermannino.com/events-and-contests.html for full details. And without further ado, the trailer itself: