Strange things are happening in Wrightwood, California. Lights in the sky. Children gone missing. The truth is out there. And it’s not what you think. In partnership with Cinedigm, we’re releasing an exclusive first look at the new indie horror film, Absence. Absence debuts on iTunes today. Our goal is to use BitTorrent to help indie filmmakers find support; to use peer-to-peer to generate sales for an innovative sci-fi release. Why put your movie on BitTorrent?
For Cinedigm, it’s about reaching a massive, and massively engaged, audience:
In partnering with BitTorrent and its’ 170 million users to help promote Jimmy Loweree’s “Absence,” Cinedigm once again demonstrates its commitment to emerging, technology-based marketing strategies. With this promotion, we are able to give audiences a preview of Jimmy’s disruptive thriller, plus lots of exclusive bonus content. And in turn, we’re confident they will show their support by buying the film either digitally or at retail.
Jill Newhouse Calcatera, Chief Marketing Officer, Cinedigm
And for the filmmakers, it’s about getting back to the original spirit of indie storytelling:
Making an independent film is tough. Getting your film actually seen by people (who don’t have your last name I mean) is WAY tougher. Working with Cinedigm and teaming up with BitTorrent is a blessing for us – it makes reaching a wider audience that much easier. This is the true spirit of independent filmmaking, do everything you can to get your project made and seen. We’re stoked!
Jimmy Loweree, Director, Absence
Absence, directed by Jimmy Loweree, is a supernatural thriller about an expectant mother, Liz, who wakes to find her unborn child mysteriously vanished overnight. To escape police questioning and the eye of the media, Liz, her husband, Rick, and her brother, Evan, take off for a cabin in woods. The trip spins out of control. And the lost pregnancy is just the beginning. No one’s safe.
Download the Absence BitTorrent Bundle, and access the trailer, plus video and audio clues. Then, enter your email to unlock premium content: an exclusive 15-minute preview of the film, a message from the filmmaker, photos, plus an excerpt from the script. There’s a secret buried in the text of the script, if you’ve got what it takes to crack the code. Absence debuts on iTunes today. Your first look is here.
The Absence BitTorrent Bundle
Absence Official Trailer [Video]
Hypnosis Session [Audio]
Premium content (unlock with your email):
BitTorrent Exclusive Trailer [Video]
Absence 15-Minute Preview [Video]
Absence Script Excerpt [Document]
Message From the Filmmakers [Video]
Film stills [Photos]
About BitTorrent Bundles
The BitTorrent Bundle is an Alpha project, made with and for the web’s creative community. Our mission is to help artists connect directly with fans, inside the content they share.
Each BitTorrent Bundle, like the one created in partnership with Cinedigm, allows artists to distribute content to 170 million BitTorrent users. And each Bundle comes with a key. Fans can unlock artist content with an email address, or a donation. The idea is to make each song a storefront; and each file more valuable, each time it’s shared. Got ideas for the next BitTorrent Bundle? Hit us up.