Independent Filmmaker’s take on bittorrent release of his film http://bit.ly/cJaT6a Only doc filmmaker making money back, thanks to ‘breach’.
In the Filmmaker’s words:
I contacted the uploader of my film and asked she spread a message of support with the torrent, asking for donations if a viewer likes the film and explaining that was a self-financed endeavor. The result? I received many donations and emails of support from those who downloaded the film, but I furthermore believe that viewers spread the word of the film to their non-torrent-downloading friends and that DVD sales increased due to the leak. For me, the torrent leak was ultimately “free advertising”, and I am the only truly independent documentary filmmaker I know making his money back this year.
Only bad or mediocre films need fear unauthorized distribution? According to Sam Bozo.