I recently received an email from the filmmakers and promoters of Radio Free Albemuth with some great news and with an appeal for help from the movie’s fans (including anyone who hasn’t been able to see it yet but wants to like me). Here is what they wrote:
Radio Free Albemuth Release Plan (We need your help)
For Radio Free Albemuth Fans
Two Big News Items to Share!
RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH AT LINCOLN CENTER JUNE 4, 2013
Radio Free Albemuth has been selected to screen at Lincoln Center Film Society as part of their curated, prestigious ‘Indie Night’ Film Series on June 4. They are flying writer/director John Alan Simon in for conversation after the screening to be interviewed by producer Christin Vachon. If you are in New York City, we would love to see you there.
KICKSTARTING INTO THEATRICAL AND DIGITAL RELEASE
It has been a long and winding road but we are finally ready to bring Radio Free Albemuth to the general public.
While we’ve had great receptions at every screening and special events we’ve played around the world, it’s became clear to us that if we want to release this film properly we would have to pursue the Hybrid distribution model – engineering the modest theatrical component ourselves for the publicity and reviews to maximize the digital release.
The Kickstarter campaign will raise the funds to play Radio Free Albemuth in theaters around the country and to release it on DVD and Digitally so that audiences can have the chance to see this film that’s already received glowing advance review from Variety and the PKD fan/sci-fi community.
Grass roots efforts like this depend on support from friends and fans of the film — especially early on in the campaign.
We simply can’t reach our goal without your support in the outreach effort. Even to simply tell 5 friends about this film with an email link will make a big difference.
There will be cool rewards at every pledge level!
Any help blogging or promoting the campaign is much appreciated! If you have any suggestions and/or connections for places to reach out to PLEASE let us know.
Whatever you do is appreciated. You’ve helped make this moment possible. You’ll be the first to know when the campaign is launched!
We believe in the power of Philip K Dick’s story and we think this has the ability to connect with both the loyal faithful reader and sci-fi fans as well those previously unaware of his work.
Thank you for all the love and support! We know we have the best fans out there!
The Radio Free Albemuth Team
John Alan Simon