HOST A SCREENING
By purchasing your own Community Screening Package
Join the MOTHERLOAD movement by bringing this film into your community!
All Screening Packages include:
The MOTHERLOAD Guide to Hosting a Screening, including tips on scheduling, promotion, post-screening discussion, and increasing the impact of your event.
Access to customizable MOTHERLOAD Marketing Materials
A one-time public performance license
An HD movie file, streaming link, Blu-ray, or DCP (depending on the package chosen, to be returned or deleted after screening).
Choose from the following Screening Package options:
15 people or under (streaming link) $130
50 people or under (DVD) $250
100 people or under (DVD) $400
over 100 people (DVD) $500
DCP/Bluray theatrical venue $800
We offer a discount for those purchasing multiple screenings: pay the full amount for your higher priced screening, and 30% of all additional screenings purchased. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promoting your Screening
The MOTHERLOAD partnership with Event Groove will allow screening hosts to create and purchase customized MOTHERLOAD posters, postcards, flyers and tickets at great prices. You can also opt for the online Ticketing Service to streamline ticket sales and help promote your event. You are not obligated to utilize these services and MOTHERLOADdoes not profit when you do. We just think Event Groove will make hosting easier and more fun.
create customized MOTHERLOAD posters, postcards, flyers and tickets, shipped directly to you
direct online traffic to a web page dedicated to your event
ticketing service works for paid or free screenings
keep track of your numbers
no upfront cost; Event Groove takes a small percentage of ticket sales (that you can add into your ticket price)
coming 7/22 to our web store - higher-quality shirts and screen printing
a wider range of sizes will be available, all in electric blue
get a bulk discount from us and sell them at your event!
Q: As a screening host, how many times can I show MOTHERLOAD?
A: We are offering a one-time and a two-time DVD screening packages. Double screenings should be planned within a three-day period at the same location. DCP theatrical screenings are for a single use.
Q: How long is MOTHERLOAD?
A: The film is 86 minutes long.
Q: Is the MOTHERLOAD available in different languages?
A: The film is presently available only in English. If we see a demand for subtitles and can secure funding, we’d love to make MOTHERLOAD available in other languages.
Q: Where and when can I host MOTHERLOAD?
A: Community Screenings can be planned for anytime after June 21, 2019. You can host your community screening any place, any time! Common locations are school/community auditoriums or gyms, cafes, pubs, libraries, churches, bike shops, and of course theaters. Consider an outdoor bike-in event on the ball field!
Q: Do you offer lower rates for nonprofits and public schools to host a screening?
A: MOTHERLOAD licensing rates are the same for every type of organization. Discover ideas for funding your screening on the MOTHERLOAD blog. If you feel that you have special circumstances where an exception could be made, please contact the producers directly at email@example.com.
Q: How far in advance should I finalize the agreement with you before hosting a screening?
A: We suggest that you finalize your MOTHERLOAD license agreement at least 3-4 weeks before your screening. That way, you will have enough time to publicize your event and give your audience advance notice! Shorter turnaround times are possible, but we prefer to finalize the agreement 4 weeks in advance.
Q: What equipment do I need to show the film?
A: For the best viewing experience, you will need equipment that can play and project a DVD at an appropriate volume, and with the right size video image, for the size of your venue and the size of your audience.
Q: Can someone from MOTHERLOAD come to lead a post-film discussion at my screening event?
A: The filmmaker or someone from the MOTHERLOAD team may be available for a fee to lead a post-film discussion at your event. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about scheduling and pricing.
Q: How long should my screening event be?
A: We recommend a 2-hour time frame for your MOTHERLOAD event. The film is 86 minutes long, so that gives you roughly 30 minutes after the film to have a discussion with the audience. (A Moderator’s discussion guide is included with all community screening packages.)
Q: What is your advice on ticket pricing?
A: A typical pricing structure is as follows - $5/student, $10/adult, $25/family – but it is completely up to you. If the event is a fundraiser, you may want to charge more.
Q: Do you recommend an online RSVP?
A: Yes, this is a good way to gauge attendance and know if you are reaching capacity at your venue. You can use something like Eventbrite for online RSVP and/or online ticket sales.
Q: Can I purchase MOTHERLOAD to own or view online via streaming?
A: No. At this time, MOTHERLOAD is not available for individual rental or purchase. The film is only available as a community screening by way of the screening package.
Q: Does MOTHERLOAD help me publicize my event?
A: MOTHERLOAD will supply marketing materials you can use for publicizing your event. Your license includes customizable files for a MOTHERLOAD flyer and postcard, and various graphics for social media. You can also use the MOTHERLOAD press release template to create your own press release for sending to local media outlets. MOTHERLOAD will list your screening on our website and Facebook group.
Q: Is MOTHERLOAD appropriate for children?
A: This really depends on the child and the parent. Some kids will enjoy the whole 86 minutes, and some might get restless. There are two brief images involving blood and suggesting violence (one still photo from a newspaper article, and a few shots from The Walking Dead with zombies). Also, there is one scene involving crude language that sensitive kids (and/or their parents) may find unsettling. We may eventually create a censored version in which this adult language is bleeped out, but for now there is only one version of the film available.
Q: In what format do you deliver MOTHERLOAD?
A: For each purchased community screening package, MOTHERLOAD is delivered on a DVD, Bluray, or DCP that is to be returned after your screening(s).
Email us at email@example.com if you have format questions.
Q: When do I receive the MOTHERLOAD DVD?
A: Event hosts receive the DVD about a week before your event, so that you can test it on your equipment and make sure the entire film runs as expected.
Q: Can MOTHERLOAD events be held outside the U.S.?
A: Yes. We do charge an international shipping fee to cover costs. We also can offer you a streaming link instead of a DVD for your event if you want to avoid paying for shipping.