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VAPE MOVIE: A Billion Lives!

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Tommy-Chi, Dec 23, 2015.

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  1. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    I'm not sure about the rules for a vape related movie so if it's a no-no, then of course delete it....but I hope you leave it so that we can get this movie released on DVD, BlueRay, Netflix, HBO, Amazon!

    I'm heavily involved in Twitter and I helped write a document that Aaron Biebert (Twitter: @Biebert, Director of @ABillionLives documentary) read to the subcommittee just the other day in favor of Vaping! Pretty exciting stuff!

    The movie, "A Billion Lives," is about govt interference and big tobacco trying to crush vaping globally.

    If you are on other forums, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, wherever then please post the movie posters which you can get here.


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  2. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
    Be sure to plaster the images for this movie in your Social Media accounts!

    The movie is about how big tobacco and govt regulation are killing vaping and vapers globally are trying to get it on HBO, Netflix, etc., for wider distribution.
  3. Eitje

    Eitje Super Member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Dont quite get it. Is it to be seen somewhere already or a project in the making?
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  4. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015

    If you have Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or other social media, then post the flyers related to the movie, ASAP!

    The movie is complete. I chat with Mr Biebert, the director, on Twitter and he is trying to get it widely known, and widely released, globally. They have a huge push in the EU right now, especially France, and they hope to show it at Sundance Film Festival, NY, LA, San Francisco. The reason why to show it is to win awards, so that it DOES draw attention and get picked up for showing by a distributor who has contacts with thousands of movie theaters. This is the standard channel that ALL movies must go through.

    The more effort that vapers put in to advertising it - it then stands a chance to be shown in more theaters, and hopefully on cable channels for wide distribution in North America and globally.

    You can follow their progress here on Twitter: A Billion Lives, and Mr Biebert. Article #1, Printer speech that I worked on with Biebert, YouTube interviews of Mr Beibert here and here, YouTube Vid, Google Search on A Billion Lives.
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  5. Flt Simulation

    Flt Simulation Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2014
    You say that the movie is complete .... when is going to be on YouTube so we can all see it?
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  6. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
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  7. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015

    In one of the interviews they state that it will eventually be released on YouTube, probably for rent I would imagine, but their main goals for now are to spread the word so that they can obtain a wide release. They are a for profit company, just like the producers of Batman, Star Wars, etc. I don't expect it to be FREE on YouTube any time soon, but you never know.

    Just as Batman, Star Wars, etc., have fans, so should we be a fan of this movie. It is a defining moment for us in the vaping community. We need to get as many on board as possible.
  8. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    I doubt if many ANTZ will pay to watch it.
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  9. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015

    All the better. I won't have to sit next to anyone that smells like an ashtray, or Target perfume.
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  10. Danbrooks2k

    Danbrooks2k Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 13, 2013
    Pensacola, Florida
    Thank you for sharing.
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  11. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015

    We will hang together, separately, or not at all. It's our choice.
  12. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    10 Pages just to find this thread :glare:
    People should keep it up front

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  13. Andromendous

    Andromendous Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2014
    Oklahoma, USA
  14. mattiem

    mattiem ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Back to the front page. I do hope the word is getting out there even if this keeps getting bumped back several pages.
  15. DeAnna2112

    DeAnna2112 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2015
    Very interesting and look forward to seeing it...will spread the word!
  16. Tommy-Chi

    Tommy-Chi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 9, 2015
  17. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    ANTZ are zealots. They won"t watch it, but will still criticize it.
  18. Rabbit Slayer

    Rabbit Slayer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2015
    Scottsdale, AZ
    IF they truly cared they would release the film free, you shouldn't have to pay for information or misinformation
  19. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    What are you going on about?

    This is not a Theater Production :facepalm:
  20. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    Originally posted by LaraC in another thread...

    I received the email, too. It was great to see a list of festivals Aaron has contacted -- and that we should also contact to request that "A Billion Lives" be shown.

    I'll be googling a lot of the festivals they listed in the email; digging up the contact info and emailing many of them, to ask that they show "A Billion Lives."

    From Aaron Biebert's email:

    Things have been quiet. We've been busy. Heads down. Preparing.

    A storm is coming.

    I am proud to announce that editing is now finished. We will continue making minor adjustments, but it is done. No more wondering. This film is coming out.

    I am exhausted. Our team is tired from editing eight versions of the film. It is emotional work, with so many lives on the line.
    Now it's time to show the world.

    Film Festival Premieres

    We need your help.

    We've reached out to the following film festivals all over the world to see if there is interest in premiering the film in their city/country.

    They are going through thousands of films and are very busy, so I would encourage you to contact them. Email. Phone. Twitter. Facebook. Whatever it takes.

    Let them hear how important this topic is.


    • True/False Film Festival - Columbia, MO
    • Hong Kong International Film Festival - Hong Kong
    • Cleveland International Film Festival - Ohio
    • Gasparilla International Film Festival - Tampa
    • American Documentary Film Festival - Palm Springs, CA


    • Atlanta Film Festival - Atlanta, GA
    • Dallas International Film Festival - Dallas, TX
    • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Durham, NC
    • It's All True - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
    • Worldfest - Houston
    • Florida Film Festival - Orlando, FL
    • Tribeca Film Festival - New York, NY
    • Visions du Réel - Nyon, Switzerland
    • Hot Docs Film Festival - Toronto, Canada

    Early May

    • DOK.fest - Munich, Germany
    • DocAVIV - Tel Aviv, Israel

    If you'd like to see A Billion Lives at other film festivals, please have them contact us.

    Theater Near You?

    We are gearing up to bring our film to theaters all over the world. Unfortunately, that takes money. We are working to partner with a film distributor, but we need to build a larger following first.

    In the meantime we are reaching out directly to theater operators. If you have a theater near you that plays documentary films, please contact them to request A Billion Lives.

    If you know anyone that wants to sponsor an after-party for a theater showing, please have them contact us. We are putting together a tour.

    It's Our Time

    You helped us dig up information. You connected us with interview subjects. You gave us a loud voice. You helped make this film.

    Now is the time to bring it to the world.

    Here we go,

    - Aaron Biebert & the team
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