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Vimeo nabs Planetary VOD rights

Planetary marks the first film Vimeo has co-presented for theatrical release as well as digital.
March 12, 2015

New York-based video platform Vimeo has grabbed the exclusive video on demand rights for Planetary, a documentary making its world premiere at the Vimeo Theatre at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 17.

Partnering with Abramorama and SHFT.com to distribute the documentary for a theatrical release, Vimeo is also co-presenting the film globally and will post it on Vimeo On Demand on Earth Day, April 22.

The debut feature from Planetary Collective, a creative organization “dedicated to worldview disruption,” Planetary began life as a 19-minute short called Overview. The film, which revolved around interviews with astronauts who described what it meant to see the Earth from space, has garnered almost 7 million views to date on Vimeo.

A desire to extend the film into a full-length documentary called Continuum became the subject of a 2013 Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $86,000.

One name change later, and Planetary was successfully completed.

A film about interdependence, weaving imagery from NASA Apollo missions with footage from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, along with interviews with astronauts, environmentalists, anthropologists and National Geographic explorers, Planetary is a film about interconnection.

Directed by Guy Reid, written and edited by Steve Watts Kennedy, and with director of photography Christoph Ferstad, Planetary can be pre-ordered for $12.99.

Abramorama’s Richard Abramowitz, Thought Engine’s Karol Martekso-Fenster, SHFT.com’s Peter Glatzer, and Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer and Sam Morrill brokered the distribution deal.

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