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‘The Crash Reel’ Releases BitTorrent Bundle with Exclusive Content

'The Crash Reel' Releases BitTorrent Bundle with Exclusive Content

Less than a month after BitTorrent released a BitTorrent Bundle for the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Act of Killing” comes news of a new BitTorrent Bundle in support of “The Crash Reel,” the documentary by Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker.

“The Crash Reel” tells the story of champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his incredible recovery from a severe brain injury.

In partnership with Phase4 Films and PictureMotion, BitTorrent will
release never before seen footage from “The Crash Reel” in the new
BitTorrent Bundle, including features videos of Kevin Pearce, deleted
scenes, alternate endings, trailers, and four movie posters. Fans can
also unlock an exclusive Burton film from 1987, as well as the Sundance
filmmaker Q&A.

“This is a comeback story with a difference. Our goal is to make one.
Each Bundle includes social media stickers you can download and post to
raise awareness of Traumatic Brain Injury. And each Bundle includes a
link to the Helmet Pledge: a promise to board and ski protected, in
Kevin’s name. Support this awesome film, and this awesome cause,” wrote BitTorrent on its blog. You can watch “The Crash Reel” on iTunes.

“Kevin Pearce has a truly inspiring story that needs to
be seen by as many people as possible. Our goal is to empower
individuals to follow Kevin’s example of self-acceptance and believe in
your own ability to succeed no matter what life throws at you. Our
BitTorrent Bundle allows us to reach a global audience, bringing them
one step closer to Kevin, his friends and amazing family and be inspired,” said Julian Cautherley, producer of “The Crash Reel.”

Meanwhile, more than 3.5 million people have downloaded the documentary Bundle for “The Act of Killing” since its launch on December 31, 2013, BitTorrent announced.

BitTorrent Bundle
was designed to support free speech and open creativity; using
decentralized technology to protect digital artifacts from being
destroyed or censored. Previous BitTorrent Bundles include the Madonna-directed “secretprojectrevolution,” which launched “Art For Freedom,” an online global initiative to support freedom of expression, and “The Lady Gaga Bundle.”

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