Distribution and Marketing 

Sam Now

“We really had a great experience working
with 8 Above on the theatrical release of
Sam Now. They booked the film in all the
major markets we wanted to hit, including
our Oscar qualifying run in New York. They
worked to develop the schedule and
strategy of how to maximize getting people
out to theaters and provided great value for
what we were able to accomplish.” 
Director Reed Harkness Producer Jason
Reid producer Sam Now

What do two film-obsessed brothers do to solve a family mystery? Using every video format imaginable, they make a movie as they travel thousands of miles looking for their missing mom. Stitching together 25 years of home videos and filling the gaps in the archive with play, SAM NOW is a mosaic of love, longing and loss, as well as an attempt to overcome intergenerational trauma.

Notable Release Aspects
  • 20 city Theatrical Release
  • Week long runs in Seattle and New York
  • Press coverage includes NYT Critics’  Pick
  • “one of the year’s best films”  from rogerebert.com
  • PBS broadcast on Independent Lens May 8th
  • VOD pending

Campaign strategy, budgeting, team building and supervision across US theatrical, educational broadcast, VOD pending.

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