It looks like at least 10,000 people want to see the preview for the new Revenge of the Electric Car movie. That was the number of "likes" the film's producers set for the RotEC Facebook page, and now that the number has been hit, we have our first preview of what movie-going audiences will learn about when the flick hits the screen in the spring of 2011. The production team sent AutoblogGreen the following message just before the 10,000th fan clicked "like."
Enough talk, check out the clip after the jump.Everyone on the "Revenge" team is incredibly thankful for all our wonderful fans who have spread the word to help us reach our 10,000 fan goal so quickly – we're almost there! It also reminds us of how important people feel the electric car is to them. The fact that so many people want to see this film and spread the word proves how important it is for everyone to learn about electric vehicles as an alternative to gasoline-powered cars and to be informed about new developments in EV production and what kind of options there are out there for consumers ready to shift into an electric gear.
[Source: Revenge of the Electric Car via YouTube]
Facebook Fans of "Revenge of the Electric Car" Demand Trailer, Filmmakers Premiere it For Them
CHICAGO, IL, December 10, 2010: Late last month the filmmakers for "Revenge of the Electric Car" announced that the highly anticipated trailer for the film will have its world premiere online when the film's Facebook Fan page (http://www.facebook.com/revengeoftheelectriccar) gets its 10,000th fan.
"We're absolutely amazed at the amount of support we've gotten in the last couple weeks and how quickly we reached our 10,000 fan goal," says Director Chris Paine, "we did this to give our most loyal fans the first look at the trailer- they've supported us for a long time and deserve to see it first."
"Revenge of the Electric Car" is the new feature documentary film about electric cars by Chris Paine, director of the 2006 film, "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Slated for release in early 2011, "Revenge of the Electric Car" tells a new story of the global resurgence of electric vehicles and takes audiences behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors: documenting the high-stakes race to be the first to bring electric vehicles to the masses.
The film's production company, WestMidWest Productions, plans to self-distribute the film instead of relying on a larger studio for the release: a new trend in films released outside of the traditional studio system. "We want to create a link with the film's fans and connect to them directly," says Executive Producer Stefano Durdic, "a Facebook promotion like this and other efforts online are part of a new era of promoting films independently, and we're excited to be a part of this new generation of filmmakers who are taking control of more aspects of a film's distribution."
The trailer for the film is now available online via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkRIu5a6Sb0 The trailer also features optional captions in multiple languages, such as Spanish, French, Serbian/Croatian, German, and Hungarian. Additional languages will be added in the near future to make the trailer accessible to more audiences around the world, which have emerged after the global success of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Currently, "Revenge of the Electric Car" is in post-production with principal filming completed for the eagerly awaited 2011 release.
WestMidWest Productions is a Chicago-based film production company, producing "Revenge of the Electric Car" and distributing the film in 2011.