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Home released on DVD and Video on Demand Tuesday, March 25, 2014! NY Times says Brilliant & Stunning. LA Times says Poignant & Superb.

Press Release - House Lights Media Partners to distribute Festival Favorite UK Film “The Drummond Will” (BIFF 2011)

Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets (BIFF 2009) Press release - Distribution into 10 states
"...I again want to thank you so much for your support and giving my film "LUNATICS, LOVERS & POETS" a venue to breathe. You should be happy to know it opens in theaters today in about 10 states (Carmike Cinemas) I also signed a North American Home Entertainment DVD deal last week with Seminal Films. They are trying to get me into walmart retail as well. Coolest thing I did was check show times in few different states and saw my film playing. I really appreciate the help and the laurels."

John Scoular - TamDerek Films


Remarkable Power (2009 Best Feature Award) is released through most cable outlets as a PPV title after the New Year, and currently on Netflix.

Bachelorman (2006 Best Feature with Animation winner) was purchased by Magnolia Films

Self-Medicated (2006 Best Feature winner) is being distributed by Thinkfilms.

You Did What? is being distributed by Marvista Entertainment. It is currently playing on HBO throughout Europe and was just released on DVD by Lions Gate in the UK. The film will be on TV and DVD in the US in the coming months.

After its world premiere at the Big island Film Festival, PULE WAILELE screened to sold out houses at Maui Film Festival this year and received national coverage for its depiction of the Hawaiian model of environmental awareness.. Filmmaker, John Zak, traveled to Zurich, Switzerland in August 2007 to present the film, which received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response. PULE WAILELE is distributed by Booklines Hawaii.

Little Chenier has been picked up by Radio London Films. It is being theatrically released starting in December in 10 major cities, including New York and LA.

Hog Island (BIFF 2006) was picked up by Vanguard International Cinema. It was released on DVD in April 2007, and it is available on Netflix, Amazon, ebay, and video rental shops in North America and Mexico.

Rain in the Mountains (BIFF 2007) has been picked up by Vanguard Cinema and will be released on DVD and HD DVD on February 26, 2008.

Two Tickets to Paradise (BIFF2008) is now available on DVD at Netflix and Blockbuster.

Sixes and the One-Eyed King (BIFF 2007) is now available on DVD at


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Wounded Warior Project
Silent Auction to benefit
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Monday, May 26, 2014


2014 Big Island Film Festival At A Glance
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