By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire November 19, 2013 at 11:32AM
With Jared Leto currently garnering awards buzz for his supporting turn in "Dallas Buyers Club," FilmBuff has announced a VOD release date for "Artifact," a documentary centered on his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars. The film documents the grueling struggle between the band and their record label, Virgin/EMI over their album "This is War." FilmBuff will release it across all leading VOD platforms on December 3.
"I hope that artists and audiences watch this film and get a greater understanding of how things really work in the record industry, because understanding is the beginning of change," said Jared Leto in a statement. "And whether they like it or not, change is coming. We battled a massive record corporation, challenged an entire industry, fought for our creative lives, and it was worth every single second. We put everything we had worked so hard for on the line. It was life or death. It was war."
Added Scott Kaplan, FilmBuff's Head of Distribution, "'Artifact' is a powerful and brutal examination of the music industry from the perspective of one of the most creative bands today. The battle Thirty Seconds to Mars went through is one that is just as relevant to filmmakers as it is to musicians and we’re extremely proud to be standing behind this affecting film."
The film won the Audience Award at last year's Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Watch the trailer below: