You may not know this, but a film’s “star” rating on the IMDB database is an important factor for streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu, who use it to decide what films to license and for how long.

The process is simple and you don’t even need to have an IMDB account to do it. Simply go to the film’s IMDB page and click where it says “rate this film. Here’s a screen shot to help you.

How to add a star rating on IMDb

Like all films on IMDB, we’ve gotten a couple of low ratings, and because there aren’t a lot of positive ratings to balance this out, the film’s aggregate score is below 5. We really need to change that if we’re going to get into the all-important video-on-demand, or VOD, market.

If you want to do even more to help, go down to the bottom of the IMDB page and click “Review This Title,” as illustrated below.

How to add a user review on IMDb

IMDB will ask you to estabish an account in order to post a review. It’s completely free, and you can use a pseudonym (most people do), but you do have to give them a valid e-mail address. Don’t worry, IMDB is part of Amazon, and they probably have your e-mail address already. No one will contact you or try to sell you stuff.

If you’ve seen this film, you know what a wonderful learning experience it can be for people who don’t know anything about great artists like Mary Gauthier, Chris Smither and Peter Case. Fans of those artists don’t need to be told. Please help us spread the word to a larger audience.

Thank you so much!
Tom Weber