On Torrents
As expected, HIGH has leaked onto the BitTorrent sites around the internets. I have mixed feelings about this.

On the one hand, I suppose it does get more people to watch the film.

But see, therein lies the problem: more people may watch it, but my distributor is unhappy because there's not any money coming in. With no money, other distributors are less likely to put out titles regarding this important subject, and that hurts everyone involved in the anti-drug war movement.

Say what you want about free advertising for it, but torrents, for the most part, don't really help bring in money. Perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps there will be a sudden burst of interest and sales/rentals of the title and all will be well. I remain skeptical, however.

But to all of you downloading from BitTorrent, I ask two things:

1. If you have a Netflix account, rent it. Just get it, don't even have to watch it again, and ship it back. This increases visibility in the title and Netflix will order more because of it.

2. Tell a friend. Notice I didn't say give a friend the torrent link (they might do that all their own), but just tell them about the movie, a link to the site, whatever.

If you want to order it and support the movie in an even grander way, be my guest, I'll be very grateful for it (if you order it direct from Terra and use the coupon code ld2x6uj4w9n8t6du, then you get a free poster, so...there's that).

And for those of you looking to donate instead of actually buy: please don't, it wouldn't be fair to my distributor, who isn't a mega-conglomerate but a small distro house that really believes in this film, and deserves their share of it. Instead, rent it, buy it, or, when it's available, rent/buy it from the iTunes store.
01 Dec 2008 by John


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