altPOV.tv to release ‘extraordinary: the stan romanek story’ on May 13, 2014

altPov.tvAfter nearly five years, our journey with “extraordinary: the stan romanek story” has led us to the announcement of the film’s release date:

May 13, 2014

We’re also excited to announce that the film will be released as a video-on-demand rental on a new website that launches on Friday, May 9:

altPOV.tv

What is altPOV.tv? Glad you asked. When we were investigating distribution options — which included traditional Hollywood distribution, Amazon’s CreateSpace, Vimeo, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and a variety of other channels — we wanted to find a landing spot that allowed us to engage viewers, create a buzz and keep the conversation going for an extended period of time. We wanted to find a place where people could gather and follow a film — and the ideas it presents — long after its release date.

How? By continuing to tell the story. We captured more than 60 hours of footage while shooting this film. The cut of the film being released on altPOV.tv is a mere 105 minutes. That means we have another 3,495 minutes of stories to tell. While you probably don’t want to see footage of Stan and one of our production members running away from yellow jackets at Daniel’s Park, you probably do want to see what Dr. Stanislav O’Jack has to say about string theory … or what Stan has to say about organized religion … or how Lisa feels about being “the rock” for her family … or, oh, I don’t know, maybe the two-hour regression we filmed with Dr. Leo Sprinkle and Stan.

Do any of the distribution options above present the option for us to deliver all of this content in one location? No. They only provide the opportunity to deliver one-off products. The more we thought about the wealth of information we had captured, the more we realized we needed a single destination through which to share it.

Enter altPOV.tv.

altPOV.tv is a destination for alternative point of view content that is shared in a way that isn’t polarizing or confrontational. altPOV.tv won’t be trying to advance an agenda or appeal to fringe audiences. altPOV.tv’s goal, much like the goal with “extraordinary,” is to present alternative content in such a way that it’s accessible to everyone, regardless of your beliefs. It will encourage followers to watch, wonder, explore and challenge yourself and others with one simple question: What if this alternative point of view is true?

While our journey to deliver this particular film to the widest audience possible may be coming to an end, the conversation about what it all means is just beginning. What happens next is up to you. Share your experience. Talk about your beliefs. Open your mind to the possibility of an altPOV.

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