THIS JUST IN: A date has been set for the official release of “Kill Me Now”!
Mark your calendars, Folks! December 5th, 2012 is the day this picture drops. For more information, read the following forum post from writer, Michael Swaim (originally posted at Cracked.com) and keep a watchful eye on the film’s Facebook page!
“Hey folks! Michael here, from Those Aren’t Muskets! and almost all the videos on this site.
We’ve got our very first MOVIE coming out. It’s a HORROR/COMEDY called “Kill Me Now,” and I think you’re really going to like it. I wrote it, Abe shot it, and the cast is like a who’s-who of internet sketch folks destined for fame. I’m talking MUSKETS! folks, GOOD NEIGHBOR in its entirety, Jacob Reed of TREMENDOSAUR, half of HORSEHEAD BUSINESSMAN and more.
The movie will be released some time in DECEMBER, probably right around the APOCALYPSE. It’s going to ultimately be available to everyone in the world as a direct download purchase, and we’re trying to get it on Netflix Streaming and the iTunes store and all that good stuff, but we also hope to cram it into as many REAL THEATERS as possible using a service called Tugg.com. Tugg is a sort of Kickstarter for independent movies, and has had a lot of success getting indie movies (like BriTANicK’s Searching for Sonny or Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me, par example) screenings.
That’s where YOU come in.
See how I capitalized ‘YOU?’ THAT’S HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS FILM. We’re asking for people to VOLUNTEER, in this thread, to be PROMOTERS for the film in their hometown. Tugg works by crafting a deal between us and participating theaters across the country such that if we can pre-sell enough tickets for a showing on a given night at a given theater, they’ll make it happen. PROMOTERS are folks who use whatever means they deem fit to try and get those pre-sales sold. AKA YOU!!!!!
YOUR REWARDS: Anyone able to successfully promote the film and get it a showing in their area is entitled to 5% of the ticket proceeds, and will get to see the movie a MONTH EARLY, in November. We’ll send you a private password and you’re good to go.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW: You can do whatever you want to get the pre-sales number up, within all reasonable legal limits. You can team up with any number of folks from your area…our goal is just to target select theaters and make sure we reach those numbers. We’d rather 200 people sign up for one showing than 100 people sign up for two at a similar time or in a similar area. Of course, how you split your take is up to you. Also, if you’re promoting a show in an area where some of the KMN cast members live, it’s entirely possible we’ll want to schedule a Q/A after the show, so this is also a chance to hang out with the cast if you’re geographically lucky.
IF YOU WANT IN: FIRST, post in this thread saying so, and what city and country you live in. I’m currently generating a list of theaters we’ll be targeting, and I may ask if you want to team up with someone else on the thread. And it wouldn’t hurt to go make a Tugg.com profile. THEN I’ll contact you via PM and let you know which date, time and place we’d like you to promote for (or we’ll work it out with you), and we’ll be off to the metaphorical races.
Anyone who just wants to keep up with the film’s release schedule or see set photos and whatnot, just search “KILL ME NOW” on FACEBOOK. YOU KNOW, FACEBOOK?
Thanks for your time! Please give us more of it!”