Last year I made a movie called, HITS, a low budget indie thing, with a bunch of my very talented friends. It stars Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, David Koechner, Jessie Ennis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Amy Carlson and Jason Ritter. It’s a dark independent comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America and we’re releasing the film in February.
We went to Sundance and while we received offers from some great distributors, their plans with the film were a little lackluster… so we decided to release it ourselves in an unusual way, as an experiment! We’re launching it nationally in theaters and on BitTorrent as a Pay What You Want release! It will be on iTunes and other platforms but they will be more traditionally priced.
We want you to decide how much tickets cost and you pay artists directly, not distributors or studios. This is an experiment, a first of its kind to see if we can make it more sustainable for both fans, and filmmakers. In order to do this in theaters as widely as possible we need your help to raise $100K. We are distributing ourselves and there are costs associated with making all of this happen. In addition to theater rental fees, we need to cover our marketing and publicity efforts. We ideally want to be in 50 markets, but the more money we raise the more theaters we can be in, so if we go over $100k, we’ll just expand our plans, which would be great!
Thanks for supporting the film and for being a part of our experiment and check out the trailer above! Oh and here are a few behind the scenes pictures from set.
Favorite perk ($40)
In most everything I do there is something somewhere that I spend an inordinate amount of time on knowing that it will most likely never be seen. This menu is that thing! I spent about three hours laughing to myself coming up with the small print on the menus in the diner scenes. Now you can get a printed copy of the politically incorrect (which means they’re funny) menus that were created for the diner scene with the Think Tank, David Koechner and Amy Sedaris. Have your fill of tartar cunts, gay chicken, tantrum pusspie and so many other delectables.