As a truly independent film, we are personally going about organizing as many events as possible. If you’d like to bring the film to your town, it’s actually pretty easy to do.
First, we talk. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’d like to do - it doesn’t have to be incredibly detailed; Would you like to have a handful of friends over for a private showing in your home? Are you hoping to see FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES screen at your local theater? Do you want to work together to have a screening of FToM to raise funds for your project or organization?
Whatever it is, send an email and we’ll go from there!
Next, we’ll have some questions. Depending on how simple or complex your idea is, but please don’t shy away from any idea, big or small, we’re excited for the film to bring people together - period - whether it’s 3 or 30 or 300 people at a time.
Of course, there is a sliding scale in difficulty depending on your idea. If we’re planning out a small get-together with you and a few friends, it won’t be too much work to get everything in order. If we’re working to put together a sold-out showing at your local AMC, there will be a lot of outreach and effort to pull that off, and we can of course help with that.
We’ll make every effort to be upfront about how much work might be required, and we’ll do everything we can in terms of support. We want to make sure each of these events is a success - and we want to make sure people have fun with them.
Most (not all) of the events fall into 1 of these 3 groups:
1. A small self-hosted event. We’re planning a lot of these! These events are great because they are simple and they are flexible. If you and a few friends want to project the film onto the side of our your garage, you can, we’ll even send you a screener of the film for free. Do you have a venue at your disposal and want to sell tickets for a small screening (say, 10-40 people), that would be amazing! You could go all out and put on an event at your local park, encouraging people to ride their bicycles to the screening. Again, these smaller events are great because they are very flexible.
2. A large co-hosted event. We are currently organizing larger screening events in select cities (starting in L.A., Reno and Detroit). If you or an organization you know is interested in partnering to host one of these screenings, let us know! These kinds of screenings are more involved - obviously, there is no cut and paste template for larger events, we’ll be approaching each on a case-by-case basis. If you’re planning an event around 100 people or more, or an event that is offset by sponsorship, we’d love to hear from you.
3. Help spread-the-word. You don’t have to want to take on the responsibilities of self-hosting an event to reach out to us and say hi. If you have an idea on how to help tell people about the film in your town, we’d love to hear it. We could send you a care-package of film posters to pin up at your local bike shop, or a stack of postcards to leave at your favorite coffee house. We have buttons, we have t-shirts… we have all kinds of things.
Again, if your idea doesn’t fit into one of these 3 groups, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t be excited to hear from you. The stranger your idea, the more if fits with the vibe and happenings of where you live, the better!