Audiences connect with Richard Todd’s ‘Dying to Live’ via Demand Film

‘Dying to Live.’

Illustrating the global appetite for on-demand cinema, Demand Film is growing fast in Australia and internationally, currently offering tickets to 550 events in seven countries.

Richard Todd’s feature documentary Dying to Live, which spotlights people who are awaiting life-saving organs, is among the best sellers in Australia, with 29 screenings now on sale and a further 10 being arranged in response to requests.

Supported by Screen Australia, Screenwest, Screen Queensland and Good Pitch Australia, Todd’s film has screened at the major Australian festivals, grossing $23,000, and it generated $7,500 from the first five on-demand screenings.

David Doepel, who co-founded Demand Film with Andrew Hazelton and Barbara Connell, hopes the film will end up making as much as $150,000 in Australia, observing: “We’re very pleased with the level of press we received for the film and the related ‘What would Jesus do?’ campaign, which is leading to requests for screenings.

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