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Stringray Sam: Coming Soon to Screens of All Sizes

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 3, 2009 at 4:38AM

Just as several folks steered me to check out Stingray Sam, the episodic six-part serial musical space-western designed for mobile phones that debuted at Sundance 2009, writer-director-musician Cory McAbee, one of many filmmakers these days taking distribution into their own hands, posted the following:
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Thompson on Hollywood

Just as several folks steered me to check out Stingray Sam, the episodic six-part serial musical space-western designed for mobile phones that debuted at Sundance 2009, writer-director-musician Cory McAbee, one of many filmmakers these days taking distribution into their own hands, posted the following:

THE PREMIER OF STINGRAY SAM
Hello my friends.

STINGRAY SAM is coming September 15th to screens of all sizes!

And to celebrate this event, STINGRAY SAM will premiere simultaneously in the theater and online! It's free for everyone, and I cordially invite you to share in the festivities.

If you can't join me in Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 15th at the Downtown Independent where I will be hosting the party, then I'll join you in your living room. Here’s how—Above this paragraph is a billboard. At 7PM PST on the 15th when the event begins, this billboard will turn into a live broadcast of our premiere from the theater. Following the event, if you have a question you would like to ask, feel free to join the conversation by entering the chat. The video chat option will allow you to be projected onto the theater’s silver screen.


Please share this event with your friends by posting the billboard to your Blog, Web Page, Facebook or Myspace accounts.

September 15th also marks the date that STINGRAY SAM will be available for purchase exclusively from our website, Stingray Sam.com. We have a lot to offer you. We'll have iPod compatible digital downloads, DVD's, STINGRAY SAM T-shirts, and for those of you who enjoy that Billy Nayer Show music that the kids today love so much, the soundtrack. All of this and more, so be sure to visit our store after the party.

So share the billboard, keep sharing the trailer, and join me on September 15th!

STINGRAY SAM is coming to you on screens of all sizes!

"Stingray Sam" leaves one begging for more at one unflaggingly delightful hour."
-- Variety

Your friend,
Cory McAbee
@ The Smallest Star
www.stingraysam.com
www.corymcabee.com
twitter.com/corymcabee

P.S. The DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT THEATER ( 251 S. Main Street. Los Angeles) will continue to screen STINGRAY SAM throughout the week. I will be attending the screenings listed below.

Here's the trailer:


This article is related to: Independents, Indies, Marketing, Exhibition


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.