What is Gathr® Films?
As pioneers of Theatrical On Demand®, Gathr® Films uses movies as "empathy-building machines" to inspire local communities around social impact and political action, while championing a renaissance of theatre-going. Through grassroots marketing and outreach we generate public and private screening event requests for our films and then accommodate and book those requests in local theaters and non-theatrical venues. We accommodate organic theatrical and community screening demand almost wherever and whenever it exists!
Our simple goal is to unite you, the movie-lover, with the films you want to see, right in your neighborhood. Movies are meant to be seen in a theater with a crowd.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
• Every film has an audience.
• Movies are much more fun to watch in a theater, with a crowd.
45,000 films are going to be made, worldwide, this year. Yeah, we realize not all of them -- okay, most of them, aren't going to be so great -- but, that still leaves a ton of solid movies that won't have a prayer of being shown in a theater near you. Studios, after all, only plan to release about 120 of them.
So, if you are a film fan who wants to see the latest genre fare with a like-minded crowd of rabid film geeks, or if you are a foreign expat who wants to get together with family and friends to see something that was made back home, your chances have been pretty slim. Until now.
Gathr® democratizes theatrical distribution by allowing you, the movie-goer, to 'pull' movies to local theaters, instead of being stuck with what few options are currently playing.
Who can Captain a Theatrical On Demand® screening?
Anyone. Once you set up an account, you're good to go.
Are you an Art House or Community Theatre?
If you are an art house operator, Theatrical On Demand® is a risk-free way for you to curate repertory and/or first-run movies, because you won't have to lay out costs for prints/content. We'll handle that.
Here's the thing, though...
We need to tip the screening, first, before it can happen. Theatrical On DEmand® is about seeing a movie with a crowd. A kinetic crowd has a lot to do with getting you out of your living room. So...
The screening only happens if enough people agree to see it. In order for that to happen, we make it easy for you to promote your (or someone else's) screening on Facebook, Twitter, email, you name it.
Where can you find us?
Who and where are we?
I'm Scott Glosserman. I made a kind-of-horror-kind-of-comedy movie once called Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Then I made a documentary about Wikipedia called Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia. I was so disappointed by the difficulty I had getting my movies out there that I decided our industry had to innovate or filmmakers like me were going to continue to languish. So, now I'm a pseudo-tech entrepreneur, I guess.
Our main offices are in Los Angeles, California but we have people all over working to democratize the movie going experience! We have operatives in Washington, D.C. and New York City. We have connections to Austin, Texas. And we're likely in a theater near you...