Chill (www.chill.com), the web’s premier video distribution platform for creator owned entertainment content distributed direct from artists, comedians and filmmakers today announced that they have acquired exclusive video on demand streaming rights for the comedy documentary The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, starring comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me, The Benson Interruption, Doug Loves Movies podcast). Benson chose to release his comedy doc online first, a move similar to what Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari did, to sell directly to fans and include “bundles” that come with fan merchandise, t-shirts and other goods, along with the documentary.
Building on the success of content creators who have made specials directly available to audiences for personal download, Chill has expanded on this model, developing a global state of the art platform allowing artists and filmmakers like Doug Benson, to engage their fan bases and build customizable community hubs where fans and artists can interact. Unlike releasing content through a film studio system, Chill gives artists complete creative control and flexibility over their material while also allowing them full ownership of Intellectual Property.
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled follows on the breakout success of Benson’s previous documentary, Super High Me, where Doug embarked on a 30-day mission to smoke marijuana every day and evaluate the surprising results. The new documentary is a fast paced look at life on the road for a comic with a rabid and a bit stoned following, as he travels with his buddy, Graham Elwood.
“For years people have been asking about a follow up to Super High Me, and since I didn’t want to go through an experiment like that again, I decided to just make a movie about what my life is like now, while continuing to have fun using Morgan Spurlock films as inspiration, so I got together with some friends and made The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled,” said comedian Doug Benson. “Since today’s movie theaters are filled with teenage vampires and hunger gamers, I decided the quickest route to getting this film to my fans would be online. I hope I’m right!”
“The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled is hilarious, and made for sharing with friends,” said Marc Hustvedt, Head of Entertainment at Chill. “We call this internet-first release the social window, from the moment a film is first available fans can easily share and watch it from anywhere in the world.”
The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled can be found at Chill.com and is available today for pre-order. The hilarious documentary follows on the breakout success of Benson’s previous documentary, Super High Me, where Doug embarked on a 30-day mission to smoke marijuana every day and evaluate the surprising results. The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled officially launches on March 11, 2013, only on Chill.com.
The full feature film The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled, directed by Ryan Polito and produced by Sharon Everitt Polito and Bruce Smith, will be available exclusively for HD download and streaming worldwide on Chill.com for $7.99 starting March 11, 2013 and becomes available for pre-order beginning February 26, 2013. Additionally, Chill.com will be the only place fans can order exclusive, limited edition bundles with the film.
For more information and to check out all of the content available on Chill, or to create your own content destination, please visit chill.com.
Chill is the premier video platform and marketplace to find entertainment content distributed for a global audience direct from artists, comedians and filmmakers. Consumers can stream or download-to-own top films, docs, series and comedy specials in HD quality to any device and transact worldwide. Chill recently released the critically acclaimed Maria Bamford: Special, Special, Special. Based in Los Angeles, CA, the company is backed by venture funding from Kleiner Perkins, William Morris Endeavor (WME), 500 Startups, Redpoint Ventures, Crunchfund, Science Media, Troy Carter and Atlas Venture. Chill is founded by Brian Norgard and Daniel Gould.