PRLog - Aug. 10, 2011 - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Hollywood, CA - ReDistribute is a revolutionary film philanthropy program that partners Hollywood and Charities throughout the US and is now bringing it all together with their first feature film, “Mike Mulligan’s Midnight Ride”, a modern day story incorporating events about the historical Paul Revere.
Few stories in American History have embedded themselves into common folklore as has Paul Revere's famous ride. Millions of people throughout the world know his name even if they only know him as a man on horse yelling: “The Redcoats are coming! The Redcoats are coming!”
Writer Mike Muldoon has taken this iconic story and created an adventurous tale that takes the best of history with the classic elements of “Back to the Future” and “National Treasure”. It is a story of Mike Mulligan who gets pulled back to April 17th, 1775. Once there, his bumbling immediately makes him a target of the British militia, gets Paul Revere imprisoned and ultimately altars our country's entire future.
Michael must partner with stoic Paul Revere Jr. and brash Sally Edwards to fulfill Paul Revere's famous ride and set into motion events that will lead to Battle of Lexington and the 'shot heard around the world'.
Will Michael and his partners repair history in time?
The Executives and filmmakers at ReDistribute chose to make this film for many reasons, but the one that stands out most is because our youth can relate to Paul Revere's ride as it is already being taught in schools throughout the world, so they do not need to start from scratch in creating awareness for the story. Also, many children and young adults can relate to Paul Revere’s story because he was the son of an immigrant, he wasn't wealthy, he was short and slightly overweight. In essence, he was an ordinary person who responded when called upon and ended up changing the world. “Our focus when creating this film was simply to tell a historical story in a style that a teenager would want to watch” says Chief Production Officer, Spero Stamboulis.
The budgeted $25 million dollar feature film is intended to be shot throughout Massachusetts and the use of many historic sites will be included as much as possible. ReDistribute's team fully expects to give away millions of dollars from this and future films.
Each film partners with Charities focusing on a single social issue and for their first film, ReDistribute has chosen 'Education'. They expect the second film to partner with Medical or Environmental Charities. Applications from Charities will be accepted in late 2011.
“Tens of thousands of the young people who will be affected by ReDistribute's work in education are underprivileged and if we are going to tell them that they too, can impact the world, we better have a story that backs that up”, says Brian Ide, Founder and President of ReDistribute.
Ide continues, “Creating a business model that financially benefits all involved while making a significant impact on the lives of our young people requires innovative partnerships between today's educators, our philanthropic and business leaders and the entertainment industry. We believe that a simple but meaningful partnership with ReDistribute can bring about that kind of impact”.
Some of the partners already supporting the work of Redistribute on this noteworthy film include Hilton Worldwide, American Airlines, high-profile production companies, theatre chains, celebrity foundations and historical agencies. Opportunities are also being created to partner with the NEA Foundation and US Department of Education.
“While this is obviously a wonderful result from an educational standpoint, it is also a strategic benefit from a business perspective. This desire to further engage our story and the elements within, allow us and our distribution partners the ability to fully utilize these ancillary outlets to further our marketing and merchandising goals. We can create a website and a smartphone application that becomes the “go to” outlet for the real truth behind the story. Here we can showcase: updates, social media interaction, soundtrack info, Q&A's, historical mysteries, games, sequel previews, etc... Investors are able to enjoy a significant return on their investment while enjoying the mitigated risk that ReDistribute brings to the project.”
ReDistribute is a ground-breaking philanthropic business model that financially benefits all involved while leveraging the power of film, the resources and business objectives of Corporations and the needs of a wide variety of Charities to fundamentally change the way that people think about philanthropy.
ReDistribute selects 150 Charities who mobilize their networks to go to theaters and watch the film. The top 75 Charities who are most effective at generating viewers will earn the right to be a recipient of the film's profits.
ReDistribute is guided by one governing principle: EVERY PENNY OF THEIR PROFIT GOES TO CHARITY. End of story. Period.
To learn more about ReDistribute visit: www.weReDistribute.org.
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