We have great news everyone! Netflix has picked up Live and Let Live! The film is now available in all Netflix regions, so in over 190 countries!
We’re very honored and excited and hope that the message of the film will reach hearts and minds worldwide to choose compassion over cruelty.
You can watch the film here: http://www.netflix.com/watch/80113787
On September 9th, Live and Let Live will be released on DVD in the US. The US edition includes subtitles in 5 languages (spanish, italian, portuguese, polish, german) and 60 minutes of extra material including additional interviews with Tom Regan, Melanie Joy, Gary Francione, Jonathan Balcombe and Will Potter, as well as a special following up on what has happened in the lives of the six protagonists during the two years since they were first interviewed.
The DVD features an eco-friendly cover case made of recycled cardboard instead of plastic, recycled plastic tray and a 8-page booklet printed on recycled paper. Plant-based inks were used instead of oilbased for printing.
On September 9th 2014, Live and Let Live will be released on DVD in the US. Since we did not find a distribution company, we are releasing the film by ourselves and we could use your help! I’ve launched a Thunderclap, to spread the trailer far and wide on September 15th. What is a Thunderclap you might ask? It’s a new website that allows people to pledge to Tweet or Facebook a message all at the same day and the exact same time – in order to achieve the maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob, sort of. If you sign up and support the campaign via Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr, the line “Check out the trailer for ‘Live and Let Live’, a moving and inspirational film about our relationship with animals. http://thndr.it/1pjSg4O” and link to the trailer will automatically be posted on September 15th.
I hope that the message of the film and the concept of veganism will reach more people this way! Thanks so much for your support!
You can now download or stream Live and Let Live on Vimeo (not available in the US and Canada at the moment)!
Help us find translators for the subtitles of Live and Let Live!
We’re currently working on the DVD for Live and Let Live. Our goal with this documentary was to present all the facts and reasons for a vegan lifestlye without making people watch gruesome footage of animals being exploited and killed or coming across as ‘preachy’. So far, non-vegans who watched Live and Let Live said it helped them to make the next step towards a vegan lifestyle, which is great!
That’s why we want to make this documentary available to as many people as possible. And that’s why we need YOUR help! We’re looking for translators to help us translate the English subtitles into other languages. In return we’re offering DVDs, posters and t-shirts from the crowdfunding campaign. We’d also be happy to help you with organizing a screening of Live and Let Live in your city! You can get in touch via e-Mail: office @ letlivefilm . com
Please help us share this post! If you know anyone who think might be interested, please forward them this post. With your help we can make Live and Let Live a truly international documentary that will hopefully help people to go vegan. Thank you!
It’s the end of the year and time again for a final blog post. Although not too much has happened, here is a small summary as well as a glimpse into the future of Live and Let Live.
We are currently working on getting the film into as many german theaters as possible. Unfortunately we could not find a distributor for the film, which means we’re contacting independent cinemas, ask if they are interested in screening the film, if so, send a screener and then try to find a screening date.
In January / February you will probably have the opportunity to watch the film in Bremen, Hannover, Muenster, Leipzig, Berlin, Freiburg and Hamburg. We’re of course trying to expand the list! If you want to help us – ask at your local cinema if they want to screen the film. In Karlsruhe, this worked so well that the film was shown twice 🙂
You can find the dates for all future performances on the “At the movies” Page.
For all of you who wonder when the DVD will be released – we’ve just started working on it and will try to release the DVD with as much extras as possible in April. Once we have a final release date, the DVD will be available for pre-order at www.letlivefilm.com. The rewards for all startnext supporters will be shipped on the release date.
We’ve submitted the film to a number of international film festivals. Currently we’ve already sent out 10 applications and we’ll send out a couple more soon.
At the International Movie Database IMDb you can now find lots of detailled information on the film, especially regarding cast and crew. Those of you who have already seen the film can rate it there too.
We’re still working on the U.S. premiere of Live and Let Live in Portland, Oregon. Afterwards the film will go on a short U.S. tour. A short European tour is also in the works.
If you don’t want to miss anything, check out the top right of the page where you can sign up for the Live and Let Live newsletter.
That’s all for now. Thanks to all of you who supported the film in 2013! Happy new year and all the best for 2014.
Finally, world premiere! Surprisingly, the world premiere at the Cinema Münster was sold out just after a few days. The premiere itself was a big success and very nice evening. A lot of people were present that worked on Live And Let Live and we had a few people from the cast attend. Jan Gerdes and Karin Mück from Hof Butenland as well as Ria Rehberg and Hendrik Haßel from Animal Equality Germany drove to Münster. All four were up on the stage after the film to answer the questions of the audience. And of course we were very happy to see so many supporters of our Startnext campaign in the audience!
There were also a few bloggers and newspapers* present.Vegan News did an interview with me just before the premiere where you’ll probably notice that I was a little nervous.
Thanks to all our premiere guests and especially to the Cinema Münster for the awesome support!
*You can check out the links to the german newspaper articles as well as an interview with me on radio Q in the german version of this article.
Finally! I’m so excited to finally present you the offical trailer for Live And Let Live! It’s been a lot more work than I expected, but it should give you a good idea what the documentary will be about. I’d also like to thank Alice Bacher (Halbwegs) for the amazing score to the trailer! You can check out more of her work on YouTube or via Facebook. Please share the trailer far and wide. Thank you!
Yay, the funding phase of our crowdfunding campaign is now active and you can order your reward to support the film. It would be a huge help if you could share the link to this campaign (http://www.startnext.de/liveandletlive/) via social media, in your blog, on your website or where ever you can think of, so we can reach the goal of 15.000€ as quickly as possible. Thanks for your support!
We started working on the documentary concept a few months ago. We now have a basic idea of the structure and cast and we’re currently working on financing. Coming up soon is our first casting call!