Penton documentary secures distributor Gathr Films

Publish Date: 
Sep 23, 2013

FULLERTON, Calif. - With more than 90 interviews shot and 15 more to go, the feature documentary “PENTON: The John Penton Story (PJPS)” is in post-production and has a new theatrical distribution partnership with Gathr Films in Los Angeles.

The producers of the film, Pipeline Digital Media, LLC (PDM), said they are excited to distribute with Gathr Films due to the innovative way Gathr allows communities to pull film content to their local theaters. PJPS' loyal followers will use social media and grassroots efforts to spread the word and evangelize the screenings in their towns among friends, family, the community and the motorcycle industry to pre-book local theaters for special screenings.


Gathr Films has relationships with theaters all across the United States. This includes the big commercial theater chains as well as independent art houses. Gathr can also facilitate screenings in a wide array of venues such as libraries or community centers; all you need are seats and digital projection capabilities. It is then up to the fans to spread the word about the event,” said Gathr CEO Scott Glosserman.

"It will be great to have the film available to all the Penton and motorcycle fans in all markets to see it on the big screen," said producer Todd Huffman. "Gathr is the perfect partner for the film and this type of audience."

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The film's production was funded through the crowdfunding website, racking up 562 backers. It will be released in spring 2014. Sponsorships are available, Huffman said.

Posted by Holly Wagner