I kinda love this idea. I love that more and more filmmakers are thinking outside the box in terms of releasing and even distributing their passion projects these days. It just goes to show that the major Hollywood studios don't have the final say about which films get seen and how.
Even Rose McGowan, who as I've written before has been more than a little fed up with the Hollywood game, is going the entrepreneurial route with her directorial debut and Sundance darling, DAWN, by releasing it on her own YouTube page this month. "I'm so pleased to be able to share my Sundance Grand jury prize nominated film, Dawn, on my YouTube page," said McGowan in a press release last week. "I want to promote thought and art, free of charge. I hope you'll enjoy."
Here's a little more on the film:
Realizing that her passion lies in filmmaking, Rose McGowan's breakthrough directorial debut, DAWN, is a disturbing tale of a young girl's budding sexuality and one's desire to experience the unknown. Dawn (Tara Barr) is a quiet young teenager living in Kennedy era America who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. When she strikes up an innocent flirtation with the boy who works at her local gas station (Reiley McClendon), she thinks that he is perhaps the answer to her teenage dreams. Though when she invites the boy and his friends into her otherwise cloistered world, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
I'll keep you posted on this project as I learn more about it. Until now, I am intrigued.