Sam Now
  • 26 City Theatrical Release
  • Independent Lens
  • The Criterion Channel
  • Educational Distribution with Good Docs
  • TVOD: Apple TV, Amazon, Google

“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.”  Producer, Jason Reid and Director, Reed Harkness


My Love Affair With Marriage<br />
  • 30+ city theatrical release
  • Sold out screenings in Los Angeles
  • Engaged with 25+ women’s organizations including MASS NOW, National Domestic Violence Hotline, Peace Over Violence, East Los Angeles Women's Center, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
  • Forthcoming VOD distribution

“Unlike other distributors we worked with before, Jon gave our film his full attention. He treated both the film and us with respect; we were included in all aspects of decision making and he discussed with us our expectations and held true to our vision for the film’s release. Because Jon has worked in many different areas of the business and understands the film industry from all possible angles - filmmaking, marketing, distribution, theatrical, streaming, educational - he is an excellent bridge between a filmmaker’s expectations and distributor’s reality because he has been both.”  Director, Signe Baumane and Producer, Sturgis Warner


The First Step
  • 26 city Theatrical release
  • Sold out screenings in multiple cities
  • International VOD release via DeskPop
  • Educational release through GOOD DOCS
  • Organized multiple orgs around country to discuss Criminal Justice Reform and issues regarding the formerly incarcerated including, REFORM Alliance, LA CAN and more.

“The theatrical release strategy we developed with Jon Reiss and 8 Above was transformative. I've walked away from this experience with a stronger belief than ever in the power of independent storytelling, in-person theatrical experiences, and the essential role of community-based organizations in leading change.”  Producer, Lance Kramer


Keys Bags Names Words
  • + 170 community screenings in over 30 countries
  • Screened in 28 countries
  • Engaged with 25+ international organizations including Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Disease International, AARP, Demenz Selbsthilfe Austria, Alzheimer Italia, Iran Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Universidad de Chile, Alzheimer’s Ghana, Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health
  • Forthcoming VOD distribution

“What I appreciate most about Jon is his willingness to tell us hard truths and fight for what he believes is the best thing for the film’s distribution. And also, his ability to talk through issues and be open. He has taken extra time to advise when we needed it. His involvement, and that of his team at 8 Above, have made a tremendous difference in our documentary’s reach. We have enjoyed working with Jon and his team. And we have a great deal of respect and gratitude for his skill, knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to our film, and others he represents.”  Cynthia Stone, Director of Keys Bags Names Words