In a world of changing methods, the film industry has been majorly hit in the past years with decreasing DVD and theatrical sales due to new technologies online and new ways to watch your films. In a move against the torrents and pirates online, many film distributors have started to integrate VOD sales into their methods – as a way to target the online generation, legally.
To this end, find on Front Row Reviews, a selection of films over the next few weeks coming from Peccadillo Pictures – all in their VOD department, which is up and coming.
The first film to hit FRR today is Andrew Haigh’s runaway success, Weekend, starring Tom Cullen and Chris New.
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On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend – in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex that will resonate throughout their lives.
The film was nominated for a selection of awards and won various others including:
- SXSW Film Festival — Audience Award Emerging Visions
- Nashville Film Festival — Grand Jury for Best Film and Best Actor Tom Cullen
- Toronto Inside Out LGBT Film Festival — Audience Award Best Film
- Frameline, San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film festival — Best Film Award
- Outfest Los Angeles — Grand Jury Prize for International Feature
- Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival — Winner Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award
- BFI London Film Festival — Tom Cullen & Chris New nominated for Best Newcomer
- British Independent Film Awards — Winner Most Promising Newcomer Tom Cullen
- Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film — Tom Cullen & Chris New nominated for Best Actor
- Crossing Europe Film Festival winner of the audience award
Now, for the first time ever, find VOD on FRR – and rent or buy Weekend below.