Film Courage: Which platform has had the biggest impact on your career?
R.L. Scott, Filmmaker: I would say Netflix for sure, definitely. The audience you can reach. It’s weird because I’ve had theatrical releases as well but because it’s such a huge global audience I think Netflix is amazing with the reach they have. It’s pretty extraordinary what they’ve built. Nowadays in certain instances I prefer Netflix over a theatrical run depending on the cities and the amount of marketing…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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