Michael Moore’s Slacker Uprising breaks online download records


Mumbai: Online hosting services and solutions company Hypernia Hosting has announced its role as global online partner to filmmaker Michael Moore and his film distributor Brave New Films. Brave New Films has launched their free download of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s newest film Slacker Uprising, earlier this week. This is the first major feature-length film to be released for free on Internet, and broke download records during its first 24 hours on the web.

Michael Moore decided to thank his many fans by giving them a download of his latest documentary film. Slacker Uprising follows Michael Moore’s 62-city tour of the swing states during the 2004 Presidential election and chronicles the compelling and often unexpected response he received across the US. The first day of release for Slacker Uprising topped all download record charts for feature film releases within the first couple of hours. Online viewers are clamoring for Michael Moore’s movie and a significant number of them want HD content online.

Hypernia is providing Internet bandwidth, servers and management to host Michael Moore’s latest film online, including all HD content. Known for providing tier-1 bandwidth for CDN, gaming and media streaming, Hypernia was carefully selected by Brave New Films as their official online streaming media partner based on Hypernia’s lengthy and successful history in the online entertainment space. Hypernia’s large volume of equipment, bandwidth and facilities around the world enable users to enjoy a robust multi-media experience.

Hypernia CEO and co-founder James Vallord-Costa says, "Brave New Films is seeking to generate as much online viewership as possible for ‘Slacker Uprising’ between now and the end of this year. With the ‘flex computing’ capability of our on-demand utility hosting model, they will be able to offer full HD downloads to all users and be able to scale as needed to meet the demand. We are providing access to millions of dollars worth of equipment and resources in order to make the online screening experience a complete success for any user."

"Our mission here at Brave New Films is to get out a message of social justice," said Brave New Films founder and president Robert Greenwald. "This year, that means getting people to take a close look at what’s at stake in this incredibly important election. You can find literally no better storyteller in the world for that purpose than Michael Moore. Michael is a genius and an inspiration to people all over the country. This new movie is a gift to our nation in this critical moment, and we’re honored to be distributing it for free over the internet."