The Tunnel Tries a Different Kind of Distribution

The Tunnel is a crowdfunded, low-budget Australian horror movie, and appropriately it’s of the “found document” style that I detailed in an article a few days ago. Here’s a plot summary:

In 2007 the New South Wales government suddenly scrapped a plan to utilise the water in the disused underground train tunnels beneath Sydney. In 2008, chasing rumours of a government cover-up and urban legends surrounding the sudden backflip, investigative journalist Natasha Warner led a crew of four into the underground labyrinth. They went down into the tunnels looking for a story – until the story found them.

This is the film of their harrowing ordeal. With unprecedented access to the recently declassified tapes they shot in the claustrophobic subway tunnels, as well as a series of candid interviews with the survivors, we come face to face with the terrifying truth.

This never before seen footage takes us deep inside the tunnels bringing the darkness to life and capturing the raw fear that threatens to tear the crew apart, leaving each one of them fighting for their lives.

The movie actually looks pretty cool, but what’s even cooler is that it’s available to download for free via torrent (you can download it by clicking here). If you like it, toss some dollars at the people who made it on the film’s official site! I think this is a great idea, and I hope that lots of people donate so that torrenting will become a more accepted form of distribution and not solely associated with piracy. But even if distributing a film via torrent doesn’t turn out to be completely successful, I’ve gotta give serious credit to the makers of The Tunnel for trying something new!

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