VODO is an online media distributor offering films, books, games and music under pay-what-you-want pricing models. Founded by film director Jamie King (producer), VODO has recently focused on bundle offers, bringing together a variety of creators under the themes of HP Lovecraft, Big Brother (surveillance and privacy), NSFW (sex positive culture), Otherworlds (sci-fi) and Really Creepy (indie horror).
VODO's background is in distribution of film under Creative Commons licenses, using the BitTorrent protocol. Filmmakers can upload films on the site and selected works are also promoted on third-party sites and services such as the Butter Project, uTorrent, The Pirate Bay, Mininova and OneDDL.
Past releases include sci-fi series Pioneer One, The Yes Men Fix the World and Zenith. Users are encouraged to donate after watching the films, and the highest earning to date has received almost $100,000.
As of February 2012, VODO hosts a total of 148 films. Some of the most known are listed below.
|2009-10-17||Us Now||Ivo Gormley|
|2009-11-11||In Guantanamo||David Miller|
|2009-12-19||The Lionshare||Josh Bernhard||Included Legacy by Grzegorz Jonkajtys|
|2010-06-15||Pioneer One S01E01||Bracey Smith||A REDUX cut was released 2010-12-15 featuring additional footage and re-shot scenes.|
|2010-07-23||The Yes Men Fix The World||The Yes Men||Special 'P2P Edition' of the film including new footage from the House of Commerce.|
|2010-10-02||Person of Interest||Gregory Bayne|
|2010-11-10||Four Eyed Monsters||Arin Crumley, Susan Buice|
|2010-12-15||Pioneer One S01E02||Bracey Smith|
|2011-01-28||Beyond the Game||Jos de Putter|
|2011-03-14||Zenith Part 1||Anonymous|
|2011-03-28||Pioneer One S01E03||Bracey Smith|
|2011-04-28||Zenith Part 2||Anonymous|
|2011-04-28||Pioneer One S01E04||Bracey Smith|
|2011-05-19||The Tunnel||Carlo Ledesma|
|2011-06-03||Zenith Part 3||Anonymous|
|2011-07-01||A Lonely Place for Dying||Justin Eugene Evans|
|2011-10-05||Pioneer One S01E05||Bracey Smith|
|2011-12-13||Pioneer One S01E06||Bracey Smith||Season 1 finale|
|2011-12-27||Otherworlds||various||six original Sci-Fi short films: The Third Letter, Perspective, The Return of John Frum, Dimensional Meltdown, Candy, Kitty-Kitty and IDT|
|2012-01-20||The Notorious Newman Brothers||Ryan Noel||Retro Films Entertainment & Substance Production|
|2012-02-21||L5||Stanley Von Medvey||Studio Hemogoblin|
Free Film Fund
As from 17 January 2012, five percent of all VODO income was allocated to the Free Film Fund, an online fundraising forum for the development of free-to-share productions.
- "Questions With…VODO Founder Jamie King". GigaOM.
- Pioneer One - official website
- Gigaom.com: No Joke, the Yes Men Give Away their Latest Movie Via BitTorrent
- VODO: Pioneer One
- VODO: All films
- "'A New Golden Age of Content': the rising tide of online-exclusive distribution". VODO blog. 17 January 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24.
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