SXSW 2007 premiere documentary, Fall From Grace, will have its debut on Showtime on December 4. Director K. Ryan Jones, who made the feature while attending Kansas University, speaks with the Lawrence Journal-World about the road to getting the film completed and distributed. From the article:
After “Fall From Grace” premiered this year at the South By Southwest Film Festival, Jones says he negotiated with a number of distributors, including Morgan Spurlock of “Super Size Me” fame. But Showtime took a more active interest when Jones revealed that ABC’s “20/20” series would be airing clips of the movie during a John Stossel report on anger and rage in the U.S.
Jones was brought in as an expert witness by ABC. And although a greatly abridged version of the report aired last Friday, the experience proved useful to the filmmaker.
“My interview wasn’t in there, but that didn’t bother me so much. It was more about having the film on national TV for the first time and to publicize the Showtime date,” he says.