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Film Director Larry Clark Selects Content Paywall Platform TinyPass to Sell His Latest Film Exclusively on LarryClark.com

TinyPass, a flexible digital content payment platform, has partnered with artist, photographer and film director Larry Clark to enable him to sell his award-winning film Marfa Girl direct to fans exclusively using his personal website, larryclark.com.

Citing that the future is now for the online distribution of films, “I wanted to make a movie for the Internet, so I decided to get rid of the middlemen. I put the film on my first and only website, larryclark.com, with pay-per-stream platform by TinyPass,” said Larry Clark. “Larryclark.com is the only place one will ever be able to see the film. This is the future and the future is now!”

Since going live on Tuesday, November 20th, the film has attracted thousands of viewers from more than 40 countries.

“Both up-and-coming as well as established artists and entertainers can now connect directly with their fans in a way that was not possible only a few years ago,” said David Restrepo, Chief Operating Officer of TinyPass. “A new model is emerging whereby content creators are fairly compensated and audience members can choose how, when, and where they interact with their favorite media.”

Key to the success of the launch, TinyPass’ turnkey solution was evaluated, tested and launched in less than 72 hours.

“The release of Marfa Girl on larryclark.com with the TinyPass payment platform has been well received, and is evidence that consumers are motivated to follow a new social contract – to pay creators directly for efficient, honest delivery of stable digital works,” said Will Cameron, the publisher of larryclark.com. “TinyPass is an ideal payment platform for authors, editors, artists, filmmakers, and other creative producers who want a turn-key, user friendly paid digital product distribution platform – a platform that prioritizes content delivery and customer satisfaction while at the same time returning more revenue directly to their users than any other commercially available platform.”

About TinyPass

TinyPass is a cloud-based web service that enables digital publishers to charge for content on their own sites while providing a great user experience. To learn more visit www.tinypass.com.

About the film

Marfa Girl is a new feature film directed and written by Larry Clark which won Best Film at the 7th Rome Film Festival. It is now officially released and streaming at larryclark.com/marfagirl. The cost is $5.99 for a TinyPass ticket to stream the film. It is available in English with options for Italian and French subtitles. It is released exclusively online and won’t be released in theaters or on DVD.

About Larry Clark

Larry Clark is one of the most important photographers and artists of the last half-century. His seminal first book, Tulsa (1971), is still dangerous. His directorial debut, KIDS (1995), established Mr. Clark’s reputation as one of the most controversial and influential filmmakers of our time. He has published books such as Teenage Lust, and Punk Picasso; and directed films like Another Day In Paradise, Bully, Ken Park, and Wassup Rockers. Marfa Girl is his latest effort.

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