Well I confess that I may have misrepresented the Rez Bomb DVD a bit as I indicated there would be about 3 hours of extra features. Truth is I’ve got carried away and now have about 3 hours and 45 minutes of extra mini documentaries and the 45 minute never before seen interview with Russell Means as well as a glimpse behind a day with Russell Means during campaigning. That’s assuming we can fit it all in on the disk LOL.
Now these aren’t the usual crappy extra features on most DVD’s, a bunch of actors praising each other and saying how great an experience it was filming in a warehouse in New Jersey or whatever. These are all features about where we filmed on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the small town of Rushville, Nebraska, both places that I love. They give insight into these communities.
I’m very proud of the package we are offering and are worth the price of the DVD in themselves.
We are offering free shipping with pre-orders. To buy go to www.rezbomb.com and click on the shop link. You can view the trailer there also.
We have now set up our store to start taking pre-orders on the Special Edition of Rez Bomb which has a current anticipated street date of the 15th of June though if our manufacturers turn it over more quickly then we shall ship it sooner. As a promotion we are offering free shipping in the US to those who preorder this week. The payment method is simple through Paypal for those with accounts or credit cards.
The link to the product is: SHOP
We have taken care in producing a terrific package beyond the film and includes over 3 hours of extra features including documentaries, commentary and an exclusive 45 minute Russell Means interview.
Also please join us on our social networking sites below and please pass the word about the film. The film industry has no interest in setting films in Indian Country and so it’s going to take a grass roots marketing effort to prove them wrong.
View the trailer at www.rezbomb.com
Roaring Fire Films
PS Feel free to email us with any questions
I’ve noticed a few blogs online in support of Rez Bomb but commenting about how everything seems to get set on Pine Ridge and wishing that more was set in American Indian communities elsewhere.
I wholeheartedly agree and am developing some projects that would do that. My reasons for shooting Rez Bomb are a bit more simple than that. Firstly it is a truly universal story. It was originally written for Edinburgh in Scotland where we actually shot the opening 9 minutes as a promo there years ago. But when I decided to relocate it Pine Ridge seemed the obvious place to me in part because it was in my comfort zone as I’d been to Pine Ridge a few times and had friends there so it wasn’t a step into the unknown.
Visually it is an extraordinary place that I wanted to shoot and also though my budget was small I wanted to spend it in the poorest community where it would do the most good. So Pine Ridge worked for that. Yes Pine Ridge grabs a lot of the limelight but I am sure most people would rather not have that limelight and not have to deal with the severity of the recent history that earned it as well as deal with the ongoing poverty (that exists elsewhere also but on Pine Ridge its like a perfect storm).
Hopefully if we can all build a strong enough grass roots campaign (and you can all help get the word out) for Rez Bomb where it can be successful then we can get back out there and shoot more work in Indian Country.
The plan is to go to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation & Rushville, Nebraska where we shot Rez Bomb in a few weeks time and and tour the film commercially around halls and other venues we can book with a mobile projection system. The big question is what size of audience can we drum up and what will be the right price to charge to get an audience in and that will also cover our costs. Would be a great trip though. If it goes ahead then hopefully we’ll be able to upload new content that we shoot on the tour.