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I just learned about this project today, a documentry about Mike Plant is being filmed.

"Project Coyote is a documentary film that traces the daring path of American single-handed skipper, Mike Plant. When Plant went missing mid-Atlantic in 1992, the sailing world held its breath. After only five years of single-handed sailing, Plant logged over 100,000 miles at sea, twice set the American record for the fastest solo circumnavigation and was recognized as one of five skippers in history to complete three solo trips around the world."

Project Coyote website
http://www.projectcoyotemovie.com

Project Coyote Facebok page

Thrilled to announce cameras begin rolling this week on the eastern seaboard as we embark on the journey to share Mike's story with you. Humbled by the support we have received to get here.. inspired as we cross the starting line.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PROJECT-COYOTE/1026041180755830




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Wow, can't wait to see more of this. Obviously Mike Plant was an inspiration to me, although I really didn't know all that much about him when I first thought of attempting the Vendee Globe. Of course I'd heard of his races on Airco, Duracell, and the sad story of him being lost at sea on Coyote.

 

Brad Van Liew filled me in with more details as he had been familiar with Mike. However where I really felt Mike Plant's presence the most was when I arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne on OceanPlanet. I began to meet locals who were eager to tell me they had met him, perhaps helped him in some small way, or that he had hung out at their restaurant. Posters of Coyote signed by Mike were proudly displayed at several eateries and bars...all for the American who in the end didn't officially finish. He DID make it back to Les Sables as an unofficial finisher, and was expected to return to complete the dream. He never did, lost at sea on the final trip to the next Vendee four years later.

 

The goodwill that was offered to me, in the hope that I would make it...and be the first American to officially finish the Vendee...was overwhelming. I could really feel the hope from so many people, that I would make it. For sure Mike Plant helped create much of that force of goodwill that was offered to me. Although I never met him, I have to feel grateful for laying the foundation that certainly helped me to follow in his footsteps.

 

Bruce

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Some background information on Mike Plant for those who might not know...

A short bio on Mike Plant by Rickard Konkolski who raced against Mike in Class II during the 1982/83 BOC race.
http://www.sevenoceans.com/SoloAroundTheWorld/ShipMail/Plant.htm

An Excerpt by Marlin Bree's "The Passion of Mike Plant: America’s greatest solo sailing hero takes his final ride in Coyote."
http://www.sailingbreezes.com/Sailing_Breezes_Current/Articles/Aug05/brokenseas5.htm

Wayzata Sailing club memorial on Mike Plant
http://www.wayzatasailing.org/about_mike_plant/

The hull of the capsized Coyote was found on the day the second Vendée Globe started.
http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/historic/1992-1993.html

 

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There is a special Pre-Release preview of the movie "Coyote" next month. I was invited but cannot make it.


Here is the email I received. If your interested in atending, you should contact
https://www.newportfilm.com/film-events/films/coyote-mike-plant-story


We're excited to announce a special Friends & Family screening of COYOTE on July 13th in Newport, Rhode Island! As the birthplace of Mike Plant's legacy in professional sailing, Newport is a fitting backdrop for this unique event hosted by NewportFILM. 

More than a festival, NewportFILM brings year-round programming that features established and emerging filmmakers and their current films, curated from film festivals around the world. Please join us as we celebrate Mike Plant's inspiring story on the big screen next to Newport Harbor!


Coyote Movie - website
http://www.projectcoyotemovie.com


Coyote Movie - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PROJECT-COYOTE/1026041180755830

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On ‎6‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 1:05 PM, QBF said:

There is a special Pre-Release preview of the movie "Coyote" next month. I was invited but cannot make it.


Here is the email I received. If your interested in atending, you should contact
https://www.newportfilm.com/film-events/films/coyote-mike-plant-story


We're excited to announce a special Friends & Family screening of COYOTE on July 13th in Newport, Rhode Island! As the birthplace of Mike Plant's legacy in professional sailing, Newport is a fitting backdrop for this unique event hosted by NewportFILM. 

More than a festival, NewportFILM brings year-round programming that features established and emerging filmmakers and their current films, curated from film festivals around the world. Please join us as we celebrate Mike Plant's inspiring story on the big screen next to Newport Harbor!


Coyote Movie - website
http://www.projectcoyotemovie.com


Coyote Movie - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pages/PROJECT-COYOTE/1026041180755830

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I will try to make this...have to sort out schedules but is something I really want to see.

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COYOTE has been selected in core competition for the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival! NVFF lights up the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville and St. Helena during the most colorful time of year, featuring over 120 new independent films, studio sneak previews and Q&A's in gorgeous winery venues and historic theaters across the Valley.

COYOTE will be one of nine select feature documentaries in core competition vying for a jury-awarded Best Documentary Feature and cash prize of $10,000.

2017 Napa Valley Film Festival

 

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Just an update on future screenings. I'll finally be able see this documentary.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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Twin-Cities, Minnesota

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Really hoping I get to see this, and that it gets wider release.

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For those near the Twin-Cities, Coyote is being shown on October 21st at 9:45am.

I know I'll be there...

Note: Except for notifying vjm in Florida of showing, this will be my last notice on film dates. If you are interested in seeing it, check Coyote's Facebook page as linked to in the first post.

 

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Tom has been working hard on this one. Looking forward to seeing it myself! We've been working on getting a second showing (hopefully and evening) while the film is in MN for TCFF. Sounds like it will have a wider release eventually, but not sure what that means for theaters/dvd/netflix.

I really can't wait. The footage is supposed to be incredible, open, and a lot of things we haven't seen before.

 

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Pre-order tickets are supposed to go on sale today, but I've not been able to find the "Buy Now" link to purchase one. It might be a Linux issue. I'll give the theater a call later today.

Here is a new trailer for Mike's movie.

Coyote, the Trailer

 

 

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5 hours ago, QBF said:

Pre-order tickets are supposed to go on sale today, but I've not been able to find the "Buy Now" link to purchase one. It might be a Linux issue. I'll give the theater a call later today.

Here is a new trailer for Mike's movie.

Coyote, the Trailer

 

 

Sounds like it sold out in the first hour. :/ 

Hopefully that means another showing?

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16 hours ago, Roller Skates said:

Sounds like it sold out in the first hour. :/ 

Hopefully that means another showing?

 

I did managed to purchase a ticket about 10:00am, but there were not many seats left.

BTW: The problem I had buying a ticket was not because of Linux, but a very confusing web page design. See the attached screen shot of where to click to order a ticket.

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On 9/29/2017 at 11:45 AM, QBF said:

For those near the Twin-Cities, Coyote is being shown on October 21st at 9:45am.

I know I'll be there...

Note: Except for notifying vjm in Florida of showing, this will be my last notice on film dates.

 

Why?

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49 minutes ago, MR.CLEAN said:

Why?

Why?

Because people get lazy and expect others to do their work for them. I wanted to let people know about this documentary, and I've done that, but I'm not going to post about each city that shows it.

I am in no way involved in this movie in any way at all. However, Mike Plant, Shamrock V, and myself (Ranger 30) used to regularly sail together in Narragansett Bay.

I posted the image for Roller Skates as the website in Minnesota used to purchase a ticket is not user friendly at all. I came close to not getting a ticket myself.

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Alright Skates, here is another screening.

Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 pm.

RE: Mr. Clean, thanks for putting Mike Plant's movie on the Front Page. It was a nice write up.

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21 hours ago, QBF said:

Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 pm.

RE: Mr. Clean, thanks for putting Mike Plant's movie on the Front Page. It was a nice write up.

For those who missed it, here is a link to Mr. Clean's FP post on Mike Plant.

http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/10/03/saltwater-cowboy/

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On 10/3/2017 at 9:31 AM, QBF said:

Why?

Because people get lazy and expect others to do their work for them. I wanted to let people know about this documentary, and I've done that, but I'm not going to post about each city that shows it.

I am in no way involved in this movie in any way at all. However, Mike Plant, Shamrock V, and myself (Ranger 30) used to regularly sail together in Narragansett Bay.

I posted the image for Roller Skates as the website in Minnesota used to purchase a ticket is not user friendly at all. I came close to not getting a ticket myself.

Ah ok, understood.  Continue with your mission of making people less lazy and good luck. 

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7 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Any of you useless pricks out there know if and when the rest of the world can experience the joy of watching this on a big screen??

I'm speaking to the producer and will try to get him on the podcast to talk about the whole thing.  My understanding is that the screenings are paying some bills and getting the word out while they try to sell the movie to a distributor.  Generally if they cannot get what they want for it, they'll figure out a way to release it that will at least pay some of the bills.  Otherwise, we'll see it on the big screen, though it would be far better to see someone like Amazon pick it up!

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Sometimes living in Minnesnowta pays off; I live a block from the ICON theater in the West End. If anyone going to the 2nd showing wants to pre-game and get a drink beforehand, drop a line.

 

 

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Yesterday, I saw the documentary of Coyote, the film about Mike Plant. The film is really, really good. I've emailed Mr. Clean my review of the film.

The film director suggested that people join their email list to receive upcoming film dates, possibly in their area.  

This is the link to the Coyote Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/coyotemovie

Here is a video interview of Thomas Simmons the director filmed at the theater.

 

 

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I remember seeing Coyote at Concordia, first time i saw a 55 gallon drum of West System epoxy.

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For those who are waiting to see this documentary...

COYOTE just received the **AUDIENCE AWARD** in the Feature Documentary category at the 2017 Twin-Cities Film Festival. Also a FINALIST for **BEST DOCUMENTARY** .. what a week! The first film in TCFF history to warrant a 4th screening and all 4 SOLD OUT!

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19 hours ago, samc99us said:

Has this been picked up by a distributor yet? If not please let me know as I can assist in that matter.

You can contact the film people at this email address

CoyoteDocumentary@gmail.com

 

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Those in Minnesota have a second chance to see this documentary, and help raise funds for the new Mike Plant Center.

From the Coyote Facebook page: We're coming back on November 18th for a special event with Wayzata Community Sailing Center. TWO SCREENINGS of COYOTE at Excelsior Dock Cinema - all proceeds going to support the new Mike Plant Center on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Please consider coming out to see the film, all for a great cause - one that is near and dear to the spirit of our efforts in sharing Mike's story. Tickets can be accessed below!


Join us Saturday 11/18 for two showings of the epic COYOTE Movie hosted by the Dock Cinema! All proceeds help us Launch a Legacy with the new Mike Plant Center.

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It looks like the waiting may soon be over!

COMING IN 2018!

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Sharing Mike's story has been a great honor and with it comes an important responsibility to find the right partner and platform for worldwide release. While we reach audiences at notable film festivals and private screenings across North America, we continue to meet with potential distributors who can bring Mike's story to a screen near you. Thank you for your patience and for your continued support.

https://www.facebook.com/coyotemovie/?fref=mentions

 

The official trailer for COYOTE: The Mike Plant Story is here!

 

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Why don't producers just let people watch their content? Seriously, take my fucking money.

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9 minutes ago, BR3232 said:

Why don't producers just let people watch their content? Seriously, take my fucking money.

It's Facebook, not the film producers that are the problem with my previous attempt to post the official trailer.

Here is the trailer from YouTube

 

 

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8 minutes ago, QBF said:

The video worked when I posted it.

Here is the trailer from YouTube

And now that distributors are getting involved it'll be yonks until it's available to watch and when it finally is it'll probably on a dumb platform like iTunes with pointless region locking.

Take my money

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For those in Spain or Europe, Coyote is an opening night featured film at the SAIL in Festival in Bilbao, Spain.

From the COYOTE Facebook page: "We are fast approaching an exciting European premiere of COYOTE: The Mike Plant Story in Bilbao, Spain as an Official Selection of SAIL IN Festival (March 1 - 4). Humbled to know Mike's story will be included in this annual celebration of cinema and sailing culture and honored to be the **OPENING NIGHT FILM** on March 1st! Director Thomas Simmons will be in attendance to present the film. See you soon Spain!"

BBK Hall - Bilbao, Spain

Thursday, March 1st - 7:30pm

Details + Tickets: http://www.sailinfestival.com/en

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The Coyote documentary people were also asked to show the film for the Golden Globe 2018 Race before the start. I saw the request by Don McIntyre on the Coyote Facebook page which is now a buried comment for non-Facebook members, which I am not.

For those who have not yet seen this film, it will be well worth the wait. I saw Coyote at the opening showing at the Twin-Cities Film Festival and I look forward to seeing again, regularly!

Hang on, it's happening, just at a slower pace than many prefer.

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Review from the Sail In Film Festival in Bilbao, Spain

From Voiles et Voiliers

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Plus traditionnellement le Sail In Festival s’ouvrait jeudi soir avec la projection d’un documentaire inédit en Europe consacré à Mike Plant et réalisé par Thomas Simmons, neveu du marin disparu en mer alors qu’il convoyait son bateau depuis les États-Unis vers Les Sables-d’Olonne pour prendre le départ du Vendée Globe 1992. Un remarquable travail, un peu long néanmoins, avec des nombreuses interviews – dont celle de Philippe Jeantot qui accepta pour l’occasion de se rendre aux États-Unis à la rencontre du réalisateur – et qui retraçait la carrière d’un marin talentueux et atypique, sans occulter ses heures sombres de trafiquants de drogue et de son incarcération au Portugal. Avec cette projection, le Sail In Festival confirmait son rôle d’initiateur, dénichant toujours des productions inédites ou presque et ne se contentant pas, comme d’autres événements de ce genre, de diffuser des films qui passent de l’un à l’autre. Lors du débat qui suivait, outre le réalisateur, participait Don McIntyre, ancien rival de Plant lors du BOC Challenge, et initiateur de la Golden Globe Race qui s’élancera des Sables-d’Olonne le 1er juillet prochain.


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More traditionally the Sail In Festival opened on Thursday evening with the projection of a documentary unpublished in Europe dedicated to Mike Plant and directed by Thomas Simmons, nephew of the sailor disappeared at sea while he was transporting his boat from the United States to Les Sables-d'Olonne to start the Vendée Globe 1992. A remarkable work, a bit long nevertheless, with many interviews - including that of Philippe Jeantot who accepted for the opportunity to travel to the United States to meet the director - and that traced the career of a talented sailor and atypical, without obscuring his dark hours of drug traffickers and his incarceration in Portugal. With this projection, the Sail In Festival confirmed its role of initiator, always finding new productions or almost and not satisfied, like other events of this kind, to diffuse films which pass from the one to the other. In the ensuing debate, in addition to the director, Don McIntyre, former rival of Plant at the BOC Challenge, and initiator of the Golden Globe Race who will start from Sables-d'Olonne on July 1 st .

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Annapolis Film Festival

Coyote: The Mike Plant Story is an official entry at the Annapolis Film Festival (March 22 to March 25).

http://annapolisfilmfestival.com

For those who live in the Annapolis area, such as Ajax and Beth & Evens, here is your chance to see this documentary.

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Forbes reviews "Coyote The Mike Plant Story:"  A True Film 'Coyote' Tells About Changing Life To Chase A Dream

Forbes writes: "A quarter century after his disappearance, Plant’s legacy continues to impact those seeking to modify their lives. [Director] Simmons' film, as well as his own life, reverberate with that theme."

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Forbes review
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tmullen/2018/03/08/review-true-film-coyote-tells-about-changing-life-to-chase-a-dream/#5b54848a4499

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still tix left for Annapolis Film Fest!

 

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WASHINGTON DC: Annual Environmental Film Festival - Sunday - March 18

From the Coyote Facebook page:
 

COYOTE: The Mike Plant Story is coming to a screen near you this Sunday - March 18 - as an Official Selection of the 26th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital! We're proud to know Mike Plant's adventure will be included in this premier showcase of environmentally themed films and want to see you there!

Tickets: https://dceff.org/film/coyote/

 Sun, March 18 - 6:45 pm

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Tickets: $13

 

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Coyote is being shown on both East and West Coasts this Weekend!

COYOTE: The Mike Plant Story will be screening on both coasts this weekend, featured at Sonoma International Film Festival (Northern California) and Annapolis Film Festival

Note: To anyone who sees this film, lease a review so other people will know what you thought. It would be nice to see other reviews besides the three that were post4ed on the Front Page

http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/10/30/the-best-sailing-movie-ever

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saw it today in Annapolis. Cool movie. left a lot of questions unanswered though. was stunned at the amount of footage without safety gear in place. and left wondering what the final analysis of the keel was.

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Saw it today at the Annapolis film festival. Great movie for a sailor. Inspiring tale but I was left with a feeling that it had an unnecessarily sad ending. It's a story that I didn't know much about.

Seems from the movie that the keel loss was created by the need to arrive in time for the Vendee Globe with the boat just barely complete. Not enough time to inspect the keel after a hard grounding in the Chesapeake. Not enough money to avoid coming down to Annapolis looking for more funds or to have the boat properly commissioned. Not enough preparation of a new hot boat for ocean racing. Proves once again that a schedule is the most dangerous thing in sailing.

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15 hours ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

saw it today in Annapolis. Cool movie. left a lot of questions unanswered though. was stunned at the amount of footage without safety gear in place. and left wondering what the final analysis of the keel was.

 

First let me say again that I am in no way associated with this film. I never spoke one word to Mike, nor did Mike ever speak a word to me.

As I wrote in my review, published on the Front Page,  that the screening I attended was filled with many of Mike Plant’s family, friends, and supporters so I was able to get an audience perspective that I would not have had otherwise.

My opinion of information and matters that were excluded, is that the film is only 105-minutes long. To try and answer every question it easily could have been 4, 6, or even 12-hours long, and would have been quite boring for most everyone except the most die-hardened sailor. Even at those lengths, there would still have been questions left unanswered. Like a biography, a decision of what information needs to be excluded has to be made, or it quickly becomes a big mess.

If you want to know more about the problems and issues with Coyote, than read the book Mike’s one of sisters wrote:

Coyote Lost at Sea: The Story of Mike Plant, America’s Daring Solo Circumnavigator

https://www.amazon.com/Coyote-Lost-Sea-Americas-Circumnavigator/dp/0071789901

For information on the search for Coyote, the U.S. Navy has a lot of information, as does the Canadian government.

In all honesty, I was personally disappointed that that archive film of Ivy Iverson from Airco Distributors was not included; I looked forward to seeing him in the film , but it was not to be.

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On 26/03/2018 at 7:10 AM, Bump-n-Grind said:

and left wondering what the final analysis of the keel was.

There was a out of court settlement between Concordia the builder and Mike's fiance.

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GREAT NEWS!

First: From Ralph Lauren Magazine (Yes, the real Ralph Lauren):

A new doc tells the extraordinary story of solo sailor Mike Plant written by Andrew Paine Bradbury. This is a very nice piece on Coyote and Mike Plant.

http://www.rlmag.com/us/en/magazine/coyote-the-mike-plant-story-documentary


Second: The NEWS that everyone has been waiting for!

Coyote: The Mike Plant Story will receive worldwide digital distribution in June 2018.

It's been a long haul, but the wait is almost over!

The Coyote people stated that the Official announcement will be coming SOON!

https://www.facebook.com/coyotemovie

 

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This is short notice, but....


GREENWICH, CT - COYOTE: The Mike Plant Story will be in your backyard this week for two screenings as an Official Selection of Greenwich International Film Festival. Please help us spread the word!

* Date: Thursday - 5/31 @ 7:00pm

* Date: Saturday - 6/2 @ 6:30pm


Tickets: http://bit.ly/CoyoteGIFF

Festival Website: http://www.greenwichfilm.org

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Any new news on distribution?

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18 minutes ago, TPG said:

Any new news on distribution?

Supposedly next month (June), but as it is a limited audience release in multiple languages, it may be pushed back to a later date.

I'll post updates as I learn of them!

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just got done reading julia's book. turned out pretty good for having to improvise so much.

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Finally!


From the COYOTE; Mike Plant Story Facebook Page:

The Mike Plant Story is now available for pre-order on iTunes! The film will be accessible in more than 70 countries.. from Anguilla to Zimbabwe.. if you've been waiting, please jump on the order link today and leave a comment on where you will be watching!

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More to come on additional places you can find the film very soon. As always, thanks for your interest and support!

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