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The documentary film Coyote has been released.

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Kings Gambit, Nov 14, 2017 at 7:28 AM. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
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    Bavaria 38E
    US Ventura Harbor
    A documentary film on the story and life of American sailor and Vendee Globe competitor, Mike Plant, was released last week in Yountville, CA. There's a trailer at the link below and a short review of the film appeared in Latitude 38 this month (November issue)--"the life and times of mike plant." Living in FL at the time of his disappearance on Coyote in 1992--it was big (and sad) news for all of us involved in racing.
    KG

    http://www.coyotedocumentary.com/
     


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  2. JRacer

    JRacer

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    Any idea how, when, where this will be released for widespread consumption?
     


  3. Kings Gambit

    Kings Gambit

    Joined Jul 27, 2011
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    No, not in theaters etc., but the DVD(?) is, or may be soon, available through IMDb.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6739894/
     


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  4. Scott T-Bird

    Scott T-Bird

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    Can it be seen on You Tube possibly?

    The promo says he is a James Dean type character. After reading the book "Coyote", written by his sister, I'd say there may be more similarities to Neal Cassady, except for the economic background of his parents.
     


    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  5. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

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    I've seen the movie, its pretty amazing. VERY well done.

    It's currently making the Film Festival circuit, looking for a distributor to take it into general release. Thanks to Mike's connection with Lake Minnetonka, the film was featured at the Twin Cities Film Festival, which was held about 200 yards from Jodi and my place. Due to popularity, they held 4 screening, the most ever for a movie. Now its at the Napa FF.

    Its not what you expect at all. Its not candy coated, and its not built up glory. But at the end you think you actually have an idea what kind of person goes and does something like that. Listening to Kenny Read and Billy Black choke up when talking about Mike 30 years on really gets to you.
     


  6. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

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    If the film gets 'picked up' it will first go into general or limited release, showing in a range of theaters. The number will would depend on the size of the release. This is the first best desirable option.

    Failing that (or after that) there are two options, one or both could happen.
    One is direct to video, meaning BlueRay/DVD sales or streaming sales via Amazon and the like.
    Two is streaming via Netflix or one of the other big streaming outfits.

    It will end up somewhere. The appetite for digital content is HUGE.
     



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