Since premiering on January 31st, Efterklang’s collaborative film with Vincent Moon, An Island, has taken on a life of its own, exceeding even the band’s own modest expectations. Distributed during the first two months using the unique method of Private-Public Screenings devised by the band and director, members of the public were invited to host their own public free-entry screenings of the film in their homes, offices, schools et al (details below).
Overall, more than 1,200 screenings of An Island took place during February and March. The Google map on An Island’s website http://anisland.cc/home/about and the many group photos from screenings across the globe collected here on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/anisland/ shows the scope of this gigantic collective happening. For those who didn’t make it to a Private-Public Screening, the film was also shown on Pitchfork TV as part of a special week long digital premiere.
Today Efterklang and Vincent Moon has made An Island available for download and revealed details about the deluxe DVD release of the film. Via the film’s website you can now either choose your own price for the Digital Download or you can pre-order the deluxe DVD package.
The deluxe package is limited to 5,000 custom-made, eco-friendly, numbered, letterpress printed deluxe covers with a DVD disc full of bonus material. When ordering this package you will receive instant access to the Digital Download of An Island.
As part of the deluxe DVD package a new Efterklang EP ‘Live at Roskilde Festival 2010’ will also be included. The EP will only be made available this way.
The Digital Download and DVD Package will only be available via http://anisland.cc/home/
The Private-Public Screenings concept is developed by Efterklang and Vincent Moon and the rules are very simple. A Private-Public Screening needs to hold minimum 5 people and it needs to be free. The hosts sign up on www.anisland.cc and once the screening is approved other people can ask to be invited to the screenings in peoples homes, schools, work offices and so on.