Bunker 15 Films has partnered with Imagination Worldwide in marketing the Amazon Prime debut of The Light of the Moon on February 28th. Bunker 15 is a Los Angeles and New York-based company focused on the promotion and distribution of independent films, particularly films slated for SVOD release. Using the latest internet technology and social media learning algorithms, the online marketing and distribution company helps independent films find their audience and gain the attention of top entertainment critics and influencers.
In the months leading up to the film’s recent streaming debut, Bunker 15 has aided in marketing consultation and critical outreach on behalf of The Light of The Moon and due to those efforts, the film has since garnered 12 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes nearly a year after its initial limited release. These additional reviews have enabled the film to reach an overwhelmingly positive Critics Consensus on the website.
Bunker 15’s innovative media planning designed to bring the film more exposure and recognition also led to interviews with lead actor Michael Stahl-David in the Chicago Tribune and multiple interviews with Thompson in Australian Film Ink, A Beautiful Perspective, and The National. The L.A. Times chose it as its VOD Pick of the Week and AV Club promoted the film on an article for streaming options in March as a “nuanced and brutally honest look at the emotional and physical aftermath of sexual violence.”
The Light of the Moon, written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson in her debut feature, follows Stephanie Beatriz in a star-making turn as Bonnie, a carefree New Yorker who grapples with sudden sexual assault. Voted the South by Southwest Audience Award Winner of 2017, the independent drama has garnered laudable reviews as “a nuanced and sensitive exploration of the many ways rape affects a person’s life” (Roger Ebert) and a “comprehensive, sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving” (The New York Times). Bunker 15 is proud to represent a film centered on the severity of sexual assault and the strength of its survivors; a story emboldened by an enthralling cast and delicate direction.
The Light of the Moon is currently available to stream or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Prime.