Cinema Release and Free Global Download of ‘The Tunnel’
Press Release from Adele Feletto Publicity
Be a part of movie history this week when the most anticipated Australian horror flick of the year, The Tunnel is uploaded online for free global download on Wednesday May 18 2011.
Just days away, the film’s co-producers/writers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey will seed the file on the internet following an exclusive Popcorn Taxi screening and Q&A with the film-makers and Andrew Denton in Sydney.
Off the back of its sell-out Popcorn Taxi and festival screenings, The Tunnel will make its way to the big screen, scaring film-goers starting June 8 2001, at 7.30pm for four weeks at Hoyts EQ in Sydney.
The Tunnel has attracted international and local interest based on its unique crowd-funding and not so traditional distribution model – the film is destined to reach the one of largest audiences ever for an independent film with a simultaneous release via the BitTorrent online network, a cinema release, 2-disc DVD set and an Australian PAY-TV broadcast on May 18 2011.
”Even though our unusual distribution model challenges the conventional way of doing things and many heavyweights in the industry will be watching this with interest, what is ultimately most important to us, is delivering a great movie to our fans. It is an awesome feeling to finally be so close to pushing it live for all of them to see what they have made possible”, said co-writer/producer, Enzo Tedeschi.
“Allowing our audience to own the film in as many ways possible from day one was a primary goal from the start. By going out on multiple platforms simultaneously, The Tunnel fans have the ultimate power to experience the movie in whichever way they choose. Even if it means, free” said executive producer and marketing director, Ahmed Salama of DLSHS.
Cinema Booking Details:
Tickets can only be purchased via http://www.thetunnelshop.com/
Media & Photo Opportunities only – media must be accredited
Who: Enzo Tedeschi, Julian Harvey, Carlo Ledesma, Bel Delia, Steve Davis, Andy Rodoreda, Valentino del Toro,
Andrew Denton, Jason Dundas
Date: Wednesday May 18 2011
Time: 6.30pm (guest arrivals) and 9.00pm (file seeding online)
Location: Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
ABOUT THE TUNNEL
The Tunnel is 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 back-flip, 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.