Lots of things happening with the film. Editing, shooting some more, getting ready to do a bunch of re-creations and....we have a distributor for the theaters!!! Check out the press release that went out today and please, please, click on the Gathr Films link for interest in becoming a "Captain" in your area for the film screenings or just be notified when a screening is near you!
This will be great for motorcycle dealers, clubs, tracks and of course all those John Penton, Penton Motorcycles and KTM fans out there to really champion the cause! There is even the opportunity for companies, stores, clubs, etc. to "sponsor" screenings in their area.
You guys made it happen with Kickstarter and now you are the leading front to putting "butts in seats".
More good news on the horizon!
Thanks for the help!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Filmmakers sign theatrical distribution agreement with Gathr Films in Los Angeles to make film available to all US markets.
FULLERTON, CALIF. (September 20, 2013) - With over 90 interviews shot and 15 more to go, the feature documentary PENTON: The John Penton Story (PJPS) is currently in post-production and has a new theatrical distribution partnership with Gathr Films in Los Angeles. The producers of the film, Pipeline Digital Media, LLC (PDM) are excited to distribute with Gathr Films because of the innovative way Gathr allows communities to pull film content to their local theaters. PJPS' loyal followers will use social media and grassroots efforts to spread the word and "evangelize" the screenings in their towns among friends, family, the community and the motorcycle industry to pre-book the local theatre for special screenings of PJPS. Gathr's CEO, Scott Glosserman has characterized Gathr as "The love child of Netflix and Kickstarter."
Gathr Films has relationships with theatres all across the United States. This includes the big commercial theatre chains as well as independent art houses. Gathr can also facilitate screenings in a wide array of venues such as libraries or community centers, all you need are seats and digital projection capabilities. It is then up to the fans to spread the word about the event!
PDM knew this would be a perfect fit for PJPS with not only the 562 backers who helped fund the production of the film through Kickstarter.com, but the thousands of loyal motorcycle fans, motorcycle dealers, clubs, etc. that will want to bring PJPS to their town.
"It will be great to have the film available to all the Penton and motorcycle fans in all markets to see it on the big screen," said Todd Huffman, the film's producer at Pipeline Digital Media (PDM). "Gathr is the perfect partner for the film and this type of audience."
"We are excited to have the Penton film as part of our roster," said Scott Glosserman, CEO of Gathr Films. "The loyalty of the motorcycle industry and this story in particular is what Gathr Films is all about."
Motorcycle enthusiasts and movie fans alike can simply go to the website to bring the amazing story of John Penton's passion and influence to their local theatre.
To become a Captain or get notified about screenings near you please visit: https://gathr.us/films/penton
About the film PENTON: The John Penton Story
John Penton is an American icon and motorcycle pioneer who's life on a farm in Ohio led to a long list of motorcycling accomplishments and international notoriety. With his family and a band of loyal followers, he changed the motorcycle industry, forever. PENTON: The John Penton Story will be a feature length documentary narrated by Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett with over 100 interviews of the largest cast of motorcycle legends ever assembled on film. The film's production was funded through the innovative "crowd funding" website Kickstarter.com and will be released in Spring of 2014. Sponsorships are available.
About Gathr Films.
Gathr Films is a full-service, technology-based theatrical distribution company that specializes in Theatrical On Demand® distribution (TOD℠), a new model for bottom-up theatrical servicing that Gathr has pioneered. Launched in 2011, Gathr has assembled a team of filmmaking and distribution veterans who are committed to empowering the audience and to growing and invigorating theatrical communities by democratizing theatrical film distribution. The company handles all aspects of theatrical distribution for a wide range of titles, including the record-breaking GIRL RISING (The Documentary Group).
For more info visit: https://gathr.us
Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnPentonMovie
Pipeline Digital Media is a full-service, high-definition, broadcast TV and video production company. PDM produced series and specials for CBS, Speed, Versus, Fuel, Fox Sports Net, Outdoor Life Network, and ESPN. Most recently in 2010 and 2011, PDM produced specials for CBS Sports Four Legends and the Legends of Supercross-The Races. PDM also have produced the highly acclaimed series for Speed on the history of motocross, The Motocross Files and motorcycle adventure reality series Epic Ride.
Individual screenings can be sponsored by local motorcycle dealers, clubs or other companies wishing to help bring this extraordinary story to their customers and organizations. Interested parties can reach us regarding branding and group sales opportunities.
For more information and sponsorships contact: Todd Huffman, Producer/Director
Phone: (714) 626-0885