Revenge of the Electric Car gets Unique Promotion

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Sun, 11/21/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

WestMidWest Productions announced today that it will premiere the trailer of its new movie Revenge of the Electric Car exclusively on Facebook as soon as its Facebook Fan page acquires its 10 000th fan. The company produced the 2006 documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?

 Revenge of the Electric Car is the new feature documentary about electric cars by director Chris Paine. Slated for release in early 2011 the movie tells a new story of the global resurgence of electric vehicles and takes audiences behind the closed doors of Nissan GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors: documenting the high-stakes race to be the first to bring electric vehicles to the masses.

 As the film’s most loyal fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a trailer the filmmakers have promised today to post the world premiere of the film’s first trailer on the film’s Facebook Fan Page at when the page reaches 10 000 fans.   Not yet seen publically when the video is posted on the page it will be the first and only public place to view the trailer. 

The decision to release the trailer on Facebook comes after four years of connections with fans of Who Killed the Electric Car? have been scattered across all mediums. Fans of Paine’s first documentary on electric cars have been in touch with the filmmakers through email phone the film’s website Facebook Twitter community groups non-profit organizations and more. “We’ve developed a loyal and passionate community of electric car enthusiasts environmentalists and other fans of Who Killed the Electric Car? over the years ” says Paine. “It only makes sense to share the first public release of the trailer with fans and friends first through an outlet where they connect to each other.”

 The filmmakers have also added features to the Revenge of the Electric Car website that allow those die-hard fans of electric cars to connect including submitting stories of fans who have taken revenge for the electric car by converting their own car or starting an electric car business; and even a way to request the film in your city.

 WestMidWest Productions is a Chicago-based film production company.