We’ve answered these in previous updates, but people keep asking, so here they are…
Q: When does the film release?
A: August 31, 2018
(Massive bonus features arrive 2 months later, October 31.)
Every update has said this, as has all our social media.
Crowdfunding rewards go out on the same date, August 31, 2018.
Originally it was July, but our distributor wanted an extra month to negotiate with platforms like Netflix. We decided a potential Netflix deal was worth more to our audience than one month wait and gave them the go ahead.
Which brings us to our second question…
Q: Will the film be on Netflix?
A: We won’t know until 3-6 months after the August 31 release.
As we said in a blog post here, we are releasing on paid platforms – like iTunes and Amazon – and then going to streaming TV platforms – like Netflix – several months later.
Netflix pays once, and then gives you no data on how well you do on the platform, whereas iTunes and Amazon pay every time you sell a copy and give data on how many copies you sell. Most distributors go to those platforms first, and then places like Netflix several months later.
Don’t ask about Netflix – our distributor is on it, and we won’t have anything to announce for several months. If you want to see or share the film, get it on iTunes or another platform August 31.
If you see someone asking one of these questions, please link them this post!
If you want to help make our release a success, the best thing you can do is:
- Tell friends about our film
- Share our film on social media
- Tell people you follow about our film (blogs, podcasts, etc.)
The more publicity we get now, the better our chances of future platforms. Let’s make this release a success. We can’t wait to share the film with you!