NomadsLand.com the MySpace and YouTube for social issue filmmakers
- NomadsLand.com the "MySpace and YouTube for social issue filmmakers"
releases production and networking tools, announces initial partners
WASHINGTON, D.C. - August. 1, 2007 - NomadsLand.com the online
platform for social issue filmmakers today announced its release of
enhanced social networking and distribution tools to assist filmmakers
in making films about pressing global issues.
NomadsLand (www.nomadsland.com) has been described as "YouTube and
MySpace for progressive directors and producers." Designed by
filmmakers for filmmakers, NomadsLand is the home for a growing
worldwide collective of creative directors, video producers,
production companies and distributors with a passion for producing
social issue films.
"Whether it's illegal immigration, gay marriage, the crisis in Darfur
or the tragedy of Tibet, NomadsLand is providing new opportunities for
directors with under-distributed films about worthwhile issues to
reach and motivate new audiences," says Davin Hutchins, founder of
Many of the documentary films currently featured on NomadsLand have
debuted at prominent international film festivals, including
International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Tribeca Film Festival,
Bangkok International Film Festival, Dubai International Film
Festival, HotDocs, AFI Fest and the OneWorld Human Rights Film
Festival. They include From Dust, Three Friends, Ibogaine, New York
Drag, Bushmen of the Kalahari, Replay Revenge, Lesbian Grandmothers
from Mars and The Art of Flight.
Filmmakers who register at NomadsLand can now create professional
profiles for highlighting career milestones and showcasing their own
films. Registered users can also search an expanding international
database of filmmakers to find partners to collaborate with.
As with sites such as Revver, TurnHere, Jaman and Metacafe, NomadsLand
shares download and advertising revenue with individual filmmakers and
distributors. Full-length downloads are made available through secure
Windows Media format. To date, NomadsLand has logged hundreds of paid
downloads and tens of thousands of advertising supported video streams.
"After only a few weeks of closed testing, we're really thrilled by
the initial response," says Hutchins. "We've received dozens of
fantastic documentaries and hundreds of filmmakers are signing up for
In coming months, the site will add features including tutorials,
Wikis, community forums and community blogs designed to help
established filmmakers produce short, revenue-generating social issue
films for the Internet.
Hutchins says NomadsLand hopes to replicate its success in
documentaries through initiatives targeting narrative features,
travelogues and animated satire. NomadsLand current partnerships
include Witness.org, Channel 4's FourDocs, Busboys and Poets and Docs
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