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  • Big Men

    Big Men

    In 2007 US-based Kosmos Energy discovers the first oil in the history of the West African Republic of Ghana. What follows over the next five years is a twisting tale of greed and deception, from company meetings about oil deals worth billions to gatherings of armed militants preparing to strike.

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  • Sundance Gates 2014

    Sundance Gates 2014

    Sundance Institute, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, invites YOU, the storytellers from around the globe, to be a part of their first-ever Short Film Challenge.

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  • The Overnighters

    The Overnighters

    Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oilfields. A local pastor risks everything to help them. THE OVERNIGHTERS premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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  • After Tiller

    After Tiller

    Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in 2009, only four doctors in the country provide third-trimester abortions. With unprecedented access, AFTER TILLER goes inside the lives of these physicians working at the center of the storm.

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  • Twenty Feet From Stardom

    Twenty Feet From Stardom

    Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

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Film Presence is a boutique marketing and outreach company co-founded by Sara Kiener and Merrill Sterritt. Film Presence combines event-based theatrical screenings with strong outreach partnerships to boost box office sales and maximize the word of mouth leading up to a theatrical engagement. Outreach projects previously managed by Film Presence include Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s AFTER TILLER, Morgan Neville’s TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi’s 5 BROKEN CAMERAS, Lucy Walker’s WASTE LAND, Frederick Wiseman’s LA DANSE, and Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s HOWL.

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"5 years ago, I interned at a reputable distribution company that no longer exists. 3 years ago, I placed trailers in art house theaters that have since changed owners multiple times or…no longer exist. Throughout, I worked on great films that wouldn’t find their way to a theater today and I worked on campaigns that were banking on ad buys and (fingers crossed) strong reviews. Those days are over, for the most part. And I’ve joined the band of noisemakers encouraging filmmakers to consider alternative means of marketing and exhibition."