Those who have been trying to watch the movie from India and been unable to because of slow streaming, I think I fixed the problem by also hosting the files on blip.tv. So just head here for everything you wanted to/ never wanted to know about That Four Letter Word and also watch the film. Since it’s the world’s first film to be given away free online, I think it’s time it had a home of its own.
Dear People Unfortunate Enough To Be Reading My Blog,
I have subjected some of you to my film already but this is for all those of you who got away without watching my first feature film That Four Letter Word which released a couple of years ago.
After a couple of weeks of testing, I have finally hosted my film on my blog and I think the picture quality too isn’t too bad considering the whole film can be watched online.
So whenever you have a couple of hours to spare, go here.
The password is: ipromisenottohateit
Please note that the password is subject to change. So, if you are unable to load the page using this password, please mail me at madeinmadras at gmail dot com and I will send you the new password in case of change.
Before you can watch it, here are the disclaimers:
1. This is a beta version of the digital print. Given limitations of streaming video online, this is the best size we could manage for a wordpress blog. Please watch with headphones for better audio quality.
If you are not happy with this picture quality, the film will be able on home video in India (through Moser Baer) and through video on demand (through Tata Sky) from mid-February 2009. Thank you again for your interest.
2. This is a low budget independent film made with a budget of Rs. three and a half lakhs and resources available at that point of time. At best, it’s a half decent effort, a five on ten film, which is also the reason you get to watch it free. You can read more on the making of the film at http://that4letterword.com
3. Play and Pause immediately to let the page load (Just like how you watch videos on Youtube). Depending on your internet connection, it may take around 10-40 minutes for you to load each of the two parts and you can start watching even if has buffering suggests only half of it is over because by the time you get to the halfway mark, the rest of it would have loaded too. So I suggest you let Part 2 load as you are watching Part 1. Part 3 is just the end credits, goofs and outtakes – and it’s three minutes long only because we have a long list of people to thank. So if you want to make a hit-list of all people responsible for this misadventure, don’t miss Part 3.
Do feel free to report any errors or problems faced in loading the page and I will do my best to assist you.
And those of you who have blogs, please feel free to spread the word and inflict it on the world. And please tell your friends not to embed the videos on to their blogs because as producers, we could flag the sites and report copyright violation. A link to this, however, will be appreciated.
This is probably for the first time here in India that a filmmaker is showing his entire feature length film online and free. And that’s because I want more people to have heard about the film and I hope that the word of mouth will help boost the DVD and home video sales in February 2009. Those who will download will anyway do so anyway and those who want to support the film will anyway buy DVDs… So I’m guessing no harm done here by this experiment. 🙂
Feedback on the film is welcome too. But remember what you typed as the password. 🙂
Have a that-four-letter-word-in’ time!