INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: A note from producer Pippa Cross
Dear all, especially all the international bloggers.
It has been wonderful to watch the response to the film and to the issues on the blog, and in particular to watch the map of the world alight with people who care enough about what happened in Rwanda in 1994 to engage with our film and its message. It is a big moment for the film in the UK - it opens in cinemas on Friday, mostly in the major cities to start with, but soon to follow elsehwere.
But it is also part of our job to ensure that the many enthusiastic distributors worldwide, who have licensed the film to play in their territories, receive as much support from us as we can offer, and we are in touch with many of them regarding promotion, materials and of course connecting them with the worldwide audience now using this blog. Post specific requests and we will try to answer them
The film will eventually be seen in nearly every country in the world. Which is really important to us as it sends a strong message to Rwanda that we can all share in their pain and in their progress forwards.
We still need to secure a distributor in the United States and will be pushing hard on that one in the coming months, so keep the lobbying going please!
On a less global note, this film is hitting cinemas just as the UK Film Council's new digital network starts to come truly on line - I had the pleasure of watching Shooting Dogs at the Hawkhurst Kino last week, projected digitally, and it was a really good 'cinematic' experience, and a full house. Make sure you clamour to get it programmed at any new digital venue near you please