‘BLOOD BROTHER‘, the Sundance Film Festival 2013 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award-winner for best documentary, will be released theatrically this fall by Tugg, Inc. ‘BLOOD BROTHER‘ will open in New York City at the Village East on October 18th, and will simultaneously be available to audiences nationwide through Tugg’s unique platform for crowdsourcing events in movie theaters. Tugg and the ‘BLOOD BROTHER‘ filmmakers will collaborate with Sundance Institute Artist Services, a program which offers all Sundance Institute alumni the infrastructure to support funding, distribution and marketing, to help bring the film to a wider audience.
The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource. Director Steve Hoover—who is best friends with his subject—ventured to India to chronicle Rocky’s newfound life in this beautifully crafted and personal film.
The production company, Animal and filmmaking team behind ‘BLOOD BROTHER‘ will donate all profits from the film directly to the orphanage and other HIV/AIDS organizations. Additional fundraising opportunities are available using Tugg’s Fundraising Feature, which enables event hosts to support non-profit causes of their choice when screening the film.
About Tugg, Inc.
Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”) is a crowdsourcing platform that enables individuals, organizations and companies to host special events in theaters nationwide. Through Tugg, people are empowered to curate unique theatrical engagements with the support of their immediate and online community. With Tugg’s nationwide network of exhibitors, fans everywhere can showcase Tugg’s expansive library of studio and independent films.
Sundance Institute Artist Services
The Sundance Institute Artist Services program provides artists with exclusive opportunities for creative self-distribution, marketing and financing solutions for their work. The exclusive aggregation partner for distribution across all portals participating in the Artist Services program is Cinedigm. The Artist Services initiative is made possible by The Bertha Foundation. These deals were brokered via pro bono legal services generously provided by law firm O’Melveny & Myers, which has built the legal framework for the Artist Services program and participating filmmakers since its inception.