Dear Street Painting Friend,
thank you for taking such an interest in our documentary Gesso – The Art of Street Painting. This project has been a true labour of love over a period of 3,5 years. Independently filmed, financed and produced. We travelled to many countries and filmed many hours. And now we can finally share our film with the rest of the world!
We are currently offering screenings to Chalk festivals and Street Painting Events all over the world. Simultaneously we’re entering film festival competitions and are approaching tv networks. Some film festivals have strict conditions about exclusivity. Meaning that sometimes films can only be entered and accepted if the festival can present it as a world, international and/or national movie premier. Film festivals are important since it is a gathering place for many relevant parties in the film and tv industry, such as producers, agents, distributors etc. Street Painting festivals are also important for Gesso, since they span the globe and have a substantial fan base. For those reasons, and for the time being, we offer Chalk Festivals socalled local ‘pre-screenings’.
* a (one-time) private or public screening (only) during your event.
* you can screen for free, but a donation is very much appreciated. You decide if the screening is free to attend or if people have to pay for a ticket. If the latter, you can set your own ticket price.
* we can provide you with a digital poster as well as a media kit to download through our website.
The film’s duration is 90 minutes and contains 5 spoken languages (English, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch), and has English subtitles for the parts that are not spoken in English. It is possible to acquire a subtitled version of Gesso in your own language. This will take approx. 3 weeks for us to organize via our partner BroadcastText Int. It also comes with a fixed fee. In return, to accommodate you, we will waiver the screening fee (see ‘payment‘ below).
There are two ways to get the film in High Resolution. You can stream OR download the film from our YouTube channel, we do NOT provide a DVD. The original file is 4GB (1920×1080).
If you prefer the download option, we will provide you with a temporary password to login on our YouTube account (see below). Here is one way how to download the film from YouTube:
The common way of using the free YouTube downloader: open SaveFrom.net and enter the URL address of the webpage you want to download from into the field on the top of the page. Click the “Download” button on the right and you will get the list containing all available links. Choose a format and download.
We do not charge for you screening the film. That’s why we will make it available on YouTube. If you like to support this cultural heritage project please donate via this link (option 1 paypal/credit card or option 2 international bank transfer): http://www.gessothefilm.com/contribute. You can also go directly to our GoFundMe page and donate by selecting the Ambassador level: http://www.gofundme.com/gessothefilm.
Promoting your screening session:
You are essentially free to promote the film as you see fit within certain parameters, via online and printed media. And with the aid of materials we provide you with: official movie trailer link, digital movie poster, a selection of movie stills, mediakit, and other content provided via our website www.gessothefilm.com. You should announce your screening as a local event. You may NOT promote it is a premier screening.
GESSO the art of street painting 2014 (C) All rights reserved. Use without permission is illegal. Unauthorized use, copy, editing, reproduction, broadcasting, duplication and/or distribution of this documentary is not allowed. Permission is required for copy. In addition, you are not to sell any of our imagery, including printed posters, movie stills etc. Nor to show or make the film available after download, before, during or after your event to third parties without our consent.