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Independent Filmmaker’s take on the bittorrent release of his films.

Independent Filmmaker’s take on bittorrent release of his film 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.

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