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, VODO has recently focused on bundle offers, bringing together a variety of creators under the themes of H.P. 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 and The Pirate Bay.
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|
|2011-03-28||Pioneer One||S01E03||Bracey Smith|
|2011-04-28||Pioneer One||S01E04||Bracey Smith|
|2011-05-19||The Tunnel||Carlo Ledesma|
|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
- "Questions With…VODO Founder Jamie King". GigaOM.
- Vodo: a filesharing service for film-makers by Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing (Oct 15, 2009)
- 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 24 January 2013.
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