NEW YORK, NY, – March 17, 2014 – Olive Tree Pictures is launching a Roku channel with “life transforming stories,” which includes award-winning, original documentaries and narratives, short films, series (coming soon), and behind the scenes content. Starting in April 2014 content will be available to rent for $2.99 ($1.99 for series) for a 72 hour rental period, with 1/3 of the rental fee ($1.00) going directly to a nonprofit associated with the documentary, narrative or series content and 1/3 ($1.00) to the filmmaker.
Olive Tree Pictures is pleased to be distributing, among other films:
A Second Chance, the student Academy Award winning documentary (2013) directed by David Aristizabal, about a former Marine medic, who finds healing in a relationship with a new best friend.
A Sister’s Call, winner of several film festivals, is a powerful film that chronicles a sister’s 20 year journey to “bring her brother back” from the depths of homelessness and schizophrenia, and in the process confronts her family’s dark past, featuring the music of Sufjan Stevens. PASTE Magazine declared “will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.”
La Mama, narrated by Susan Sarandon, about an American nun who ends up serving a ‘life sentence’ in a Mexican prison by choice, acting as an agent of grace and mediation for over thirty years until her death.
Seasons, directed by Will Bigham, winner of Season 1 of On the Lot with Steven Spielberg, shows the story of four couples as they struggle with different seasons of marriage.
- Until They Are Home, narrated by Kelsey Grammer, follows the efforts of JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command) in searching for the remains of missing Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, featuring music by Clint Black.
Visit http://olivetree.tv/roku/ for more information.
About Olive Tree Pictures
Olive Tree Pictures distributes film, documentaries, and short films that provide award- winning, life transforming, original programming to our viewing audience and provides a platform for filmmakers of these stories.
Roku is a set top device (similar to Apple TV) that streams content from HBO, Disney, A&E, Hulu, Amazon and smaller players like Olive Tree Pictures! Over 5 million Roku devices have been sold since 2008, on which viewers downloaded over 1 billion hours of programming in 2012 alone. The market is big and growing.
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