Looking Back at 2016 and the Next Phase for SCOUTS HONOR
2016 was a very big year for our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.”
The first third of the year was spent producing all the elements for the home video release. Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Assistant Picture Editor Adam Clay, put together over 80 minutes of delete
d scenes and additional content for the Bluray and DVD versions of the movie, and Chelsea Terrill achieved a truly professional and eye catching look for the artwork for the physical copies of the documentary utilizing what she created initially for the “Scouts Honor” movie poster.
As summer approached we pushed hard to get our DVD/Bluray manufacturer to have the movie ready to hand deliver to the Madison Scouts shortly after they arrived in California for their summer tour. Director/Producer Mac Smith presented a large delivery to Executive Director Chris Komnick at the DCI show in Fresno, California this past June (Watch the live unboxing video here). As the Scouts sold copies of the movie on tour throughout the summer months, the contributor copies started shipping out to people who helped fund the making of the movie and we launched our online store right here on ScoutsHonorMovie.com.
Throughout the late summer and fall, we got everything ready for our digital release. The digital debut on iTunes launched on Novemb
er 8th and during the first week we were the 2nd best selling music documentary and in the top 30 documentaries on the iTunes charts. Earlier this month the film became available on two more digital platforms, Amazon Video and Google Play.
It’s been truly rewarding to see the reactions from those who’ve seen the movie. People have taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts on the film and many have referenced how emotional they got while watching it. The movie has averaged some pretty amazing ratings with 5 out of 5 stars on iTunes, 4.9 out of 5 stars on Rotten Tomatoes and 9.3 out of 10 stars on IMDb.There have been nearly 100 user reviews online if you add up those on IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. If you haven’t read what people have been saying about the film, we recommend that you take a few minutes to read some of the reviews.
So what else is in store for “Scouts Honor” in the future? We have already been exploring more viewing options for the film; some of which will make it easier for fans of both drum corps and independent film to view the documentary outside of the United States. Stay tuned for more news about that in the coming
We would like to take this moment to thank all of you for your amazing support to those who have supported us from the beginning, to those who are just discovering our film for the first time, and to all of those in between.
Best wishes for a wonderful new year!
The Scouts Honor Team