BitTorrent, Inc., a leading innovator creating advanced technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet, announced today that “The Tunnel” is now immediately available for download by BitTorrent users anywhere in the world that has Internet access.
The Tunnel, a new viral horror film from Australian filmmakers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, premieres on BitTorrent to a global audience (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Tunnel” has attracted widespread interest as a result of critical acclaim and film festival popularity, plus its unique crowd funding and untraditional distribution models. The film is destined to reach the one of largest audiences ever for an independent film with a simultaneous release and Artist Spotlight via BitTorrent, promotions with UK online distributor VODO, a cinema release, 2-disc DVD set, and an Australian PAY-TV broadcast on Showtime Premiere only hours ago.
”Even though our unusual distribution model challenges the conventional way of doing things and many heavyweights in the industry will be watching with interest, what is ultimately most important to us is delivering a great movie to our fans who have made it all possible,” said co-writer/producer, Enzo Tedeschi.
“Our goal at BitTorrent is to solve a technical question for filmmakers: how do I distribute this gigantic video file to millions of people without paying a fortune for infrastructure?” said Shahi Ghanem, chief strategist at BitTorrent. “We’re very happy to support their efforts and encourage our users to download the film, buy frames and order the DVD. The Tunnel is a spooky treat.”
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About the Film:
“The Tunnel” has received significant attention from mainstream media around the world and was a hit at Sydney's A Night Of Horror Film Festival in March. It’s a classic horror film set amidst abandoned underground train tunnels beneath Sydney's CBD. In 2008, chasing rumours of a government cover-up and urban legends surrounding the sudden backflip, investigative journalist Natasha Warner led a crew of four into the underground labyrinth.
They went down into the tunnels looking for a story – until the story found them.
“The Tunnel” chronicles their harrowing ordeal. With unprecedented access to the recently declassified tapes the crew shot in the claustrophobic subway tunnels, as well as a series of candid interviews with the survivors, viewers come face to face with the terrifying truth.
This never before seen footage takes viewers deep inside the tunnels bringing the darkness to life and capturing the raw fear that threatens to tear the crew apart, leaving each one of them fighting for their lives.
The Tunnel will be shown on the cinema big-screen starting June 8, 2011, at 7.30 p.m. for four weeks at Hoyts EQ in Sydney. The film will also be released on a special DVD with extras via Transmission Films.
BitTorrent creates advanced, innovative technologies to efficiently move large files across the Internet. The company's two main products today include the original BitTorrent software and the tiny-but-mighty µTorrent, which combined boast over 100+ million users. BitTorrent is based in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit bittorrent.com, and follow on Twitter @bittorrent, or Facebook.
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