03 Nov SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! will be available on Internet VOD/EST on November 8th
SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! will be available on Internet VOD/EST on November 8th and Cable VOD on November 11th from Freestyle Digital Media. The DVD will be released in 2012.
The film is directed by Nick Broomfield (Biggie and Tupac, Kurt & Courtney) and Joan Churchill (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) with appearances by: John Bitney (Palin’s former Legislative Director), Howard Bess (Former Alaskan pastor), Colleen Cottle (Former Wasilla Deputy Mayor), Walt Moneghan (Former Police Chief of Anchorage), Mike Wooten (Palin’s former brother-in-law/Troopergate Scandal), Chuck and Sally Heath (Palin’s parents) , Lyda Green (Former Alaskan Senate President), and Laura Chase (Palin’s former campaign manager).
SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! tells the story of Nick Broomfield’s quest for the real Sarah Palin – a journey across the icy snows of Alaska in mid winter, to meet the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, and souls to the charismatic, charming, and intoxicating ex hockey mum. But it’s not all plain sailing. People are frightened to talk, Wasilla makes Twin Peaks look like a walk in the park. It’s a devout evangelical community – 76 churches with a population of only 6 thousand, and the Crystal meth capitol of Alaska. Who are the flying monkeys, the enemies, the friends, and most importantly – are you with her or against her? Join the quest and for Christ’s sake buy some thermals!
About Nick Broomfield:
Nick was originally influenced by the observational style of Fred Wiseman, and Robert Leacock and Pennebaker, before moving on largely by accident to the more idiosyncratic style for which he is better known. While making ‘Driving me Crazy’ in 1988 a film hopelessly out of control, Nick decided to place himself and the producer of the film in the story, as a way of making sense of the event. This experiment led to a sense of greater freedom, from the confines of observational cinema, and led to a more investigative and experimental type of filmmaking – i.e. The Leader, the Driver and the Drivers Wife, Aileen Wuornos, Kurt & Courtney, and ‘Biggie and Tupac’.
About Joan Churchill:
Joan Churchill‘s credits include such seminal classics as Jimi Plays Berkeley, Punishment Park, Gimme Shelter, Pumping Iron (1 & 2) & the groundbreaking vérité series “An American Family.” She has collaborated on 12 films with director Nick Broomfield including Soldier Girls, Aileen: Life & Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac & Kurt & Courtney. She is the first documentary shooter to be invited into the American Society of Cinematographers & one of the few women.
About Freestyle Digital Media:
Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was launched in November 2011 by its CEO Susan Jackson who is Co-President and founder of top independent theatrical distributor Freestyle Releasing, LLC and North American sales company Turtles Crossing, LLC. Freestyle Digital Media supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle’s goal is to provide fresh, well-marketed product and stay on the cutting edge of the ever-compressing windows to ensure that their partners benefit from a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location. Jackson has partnered in FDM with Steve Harnsberger and Mark Borde. Harnsberger is FDM’s Executive Vice President of Business Development and Borde is the company’s EVP of Theatrical Distribution.