On the 30thAugust our film Tabernacle 101 will be released in the USA. It will have a limited Cinema Release and then will proceed to multiple platforms over the following six months. So how does a modern day release look like in 2019. It certainly has changed in the last ten years and it is nothing like releasing a film then.
Indie Film Rights will initially release in the cinema. This will give the film that edge and that legitimacy in the USA. You are seen as a different film once the film has had a cinema release. So many films never get his. This year in the US, 559 films will be released in the cinema and the film Tabernacle 101will be one of them.
To do this your film has to be chosen by a Film Distributor and then they pick a small amount of the films selected, for an actual cinema release. What this does, is place you in a different category and means that more eyeballs will see your film.
In Film distribution, we have windows and Tabernacle 101 will be released in different platforms at different times. Please see the following distribution windows.
- Cinema Release
- TVOD will happen. This is paid transactional on demand.
- Blue Ray DVD Release
- SVOD Streaming Video on Demand
- AVOD Advertising Video on Demand
Tabernacle 101 Release schedule
- Cinema Release 30thAugust
- TVOD Transactional Video on Demand September 2019 Release on the following platforms
iTunes, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Fandango Now, Hoopla, Vimeo.
- Cable Release October 2019
Time Warner, Comcast, DirectTV,
DishUHD/4K – Roku,
MGo, Samsung, LG and other Smart TVs
- Retail DVD & Bluray November 2019
Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, FYE, Amazon and many other Online retailers
- December 2019 – March 2020
SVOD (Subscription video on demand ) Release on the following – Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, YouTube Premium Con TV, Dove,
As you can see, we will be everywhere in the US and released in various windows over the next six months. The goal is to maximise the returns and the exposure and most importantly the audience size. This is Film Distribution 2019 Style. There is so much opportunity for a genre film like ours. Please see the trailer and other videos on our Youtube channel and subscribe
When will we be released in Australia? It will be in 2020. I will update on that, once we have specific dates. For the moment, we will celebrate the fact that now our film will be seen by millions in the US and Canada and then in 67 English speaking regions around the world, such as South Africa. This is a good reason to celebrate.
A Filmmaker always wants their film to be seen by the biggest possible audience.
Colm O’Murchu Director Tabernacle 101