After a successful theatrical release and television screenings, Soug Dillamon’s black-comedy sci-fi thriller Jake is now available on VOD.
Dillamon, Alistair Tye-Samson and Anoushka Klaus founded Hydrid Motion Pictures in 2008, and have been working on Jake since then.
Having self-funded the production of Jake in 2009, and self-released the film to cinemas in 2014, it’s been a long road for Hybrid’s team. But critical praise, Moa nominations for Best Independent Feature and Best Supporting Actor (Leighton Cardno), a slot in New York’s Bushwick Film Festival, and screenings on sci-fi network The Zone show that others have recognized the independent film’s strengths.
Writer-director Dillaman explained, “We’ve made an off-beat film that has connected with audiences more than I ever expected. Now, everyone can see the fruits of our hard work in the comfort of their own home, and I look forward to seeing how new audiences respond.”
“The smartest bit of lo-fi, hi-IQ science fiction New Zealand has produced since ever.”
David Larsen, The Listener
Producer Alastair Tye-Samson said, “We’ve done this ourselves every step of the way, up to and including our self-hosted VOD release. It’s been a monumental journey to learn not just how to make a film, but how to release it to the world, and now that we’ve reached the final step I can’t wait to get the next film off the ground!”
Jake is available for purchase (downloadable and DRM-free) exclusively from jakethemovie.com for US$5, or in a Special Edition for US$8. The Special Edition includes deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage, a commentary audio track, the shooting script, and previous Hybrid short films, including Hybrid’s 2013 48 Hours Grand National Finalist, Paralysis, directed by producer Tye-Samson and hand-picked for the finals by Peter Jackson, and a three-part loving homage of Troll 2 made in 2008 for the V48Seconds competition.
Paul Velat’s score, as well as a selection of songs from the film, is due to release in mid-October and will be made available to Deluxe Edition purchasers at that time.