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Penton Film To Have Theatrical Release In 2014

By September 20, 2013General Posts



Filmmakers sign theatrical distribution agreement with Gathr Films in Los Angeles to make film available to all US markets.


FULLERTON, CALIF. (September 20, 2013) – With over 90 interviews shot and 15 more to go, the feature documentary PENTON: The John Penton Story (PJPS) is currently in post-production and has a new theatrical distribution partnership with Gathr Films in Los Angeles. The producers of the film, Pipeline Digital Media, LLC (PDM) are excited to distribute with Gathr Films because of the innovative way Gathr allows communities to pull film content to their local theaters. PJPS‘ loyal followers will use social media and grassroots efforts to spread the word and “evangelize” the screenings in their towns among friends, family, the community and the motorcycle industry to pre-book the local theatre for special screenings of PJPS. Gathr’s CEO, Scott Glosserman has characterized Gathr as “The love child of Netflix and Kickstarter.”Gathr Films has relationships with theatres all across the United States. This includes the big commercial theatre chains as well as independent art houses. Gathr can also facilitate screenings in a wide array of venues such as libraries or community centers, all you need are seats and digital projection capabilities. It is then up to the fans to spread the word about the event!

PDM knew this would be a perfect fit for PJPS with not only the 562 backers who helped fund the production of the film through, but the thousands of loyal motorcycle fans, motorcycle dealers, clubs, etc. that will want to bring PJPS to their town.

“It will be great to have the film available to all the Penton and motorcycle fans in all markets to see it on the big screen,” said Todd Huffman, the film’s producer at Pipeline Digital Media (PDM). “Gathr is the perfect partner for the film and this type of audience.”

“We are excited to have the Penton film as part of our roster,” said Scott Glosserman, CEO of Gathr Films. “The loyalty of the motorcycle industry and this story in particular is what Gathr Films is all about.”

Motorcycle enthusiasts and movie fans alike can simply go to the website to bring the amazing story of John Penton’s passion and influence to their local theatre.

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About the film PENTON: The John Penton Story
John Penton is an American icon and motorcycle pioneer who’s life on a farm in Ohio led to a long list of motorcycling accomplishments and international notoriety. With his family and a band of loyal followers, he changed the motorcycle industry, forever. PENTON: The John Penton Story will be a feature length documentary narrated by Grammy Winner Lyle Lovett with over 100 interviews of the largest cast of motorcycle legends ever assembled on film. The film’s production was funded through the innovative “crowd funding” website and will be released in Spring of 2014. Sponsorships are available.

About Gathr Films.
Gathr Films is a full-service, technology-based theatrical distribution company that specializes in Theatrical On Demand® distribution (TOD℠), a new model for bottom-up theatrical servicing that Gathr has pioneered. Launched in 2011, Gathr has assembled a team of filmmaking and distribution veterans who are committed to empowering the audience and to growing and invigorating theatrical communities by democratizing theatrical film distribution. The company handles all aspects of theatrical distribution for a wide range of titles, including the record-breaking GIRL RISING (The Documentary Group).
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