I am having a soap box moment. Someone just sent me the link to download the How To Be movie. This movie was made with a very small budget and it's an independent movie. The producers of the movie struggled to find distribution for it, fans worked hard to get screening in their areas and FINALLY it is getting the recognition it deserves. It is on IFC Direct on demand and the DVD will be released in the UK in 2 weeks.
Are we this impatient? Can we not wait a little while and give a little back to watch the movie?
You can say : "Oh, I'll download it now and I'll definitely buy it when it comes out" but I bet you only %10 will do this. Most will go with the downloaded crappy "free" version.
The director, the actors, the producers have been touring the world to meet with the fans. Everyone that went to the screenings keep saying how friendly and gracious they were and someone out there steals their work and puts it up for download.
I am truly saddened by this and I hope you choose not to download it and buy it instead.
P.S.: I understand the frustration over the movie not being available in your country. The shipping from amazon.co.uk is around 5 pounds worldwide. Please check here to see how to make your DVD player region free. The information is at the middle of the post.