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‘Home’ now available to stream

Happy sunny Monday –

Here’s the latest updates with a very filmic bias…

To celebrate International Women’s Day yesterday we released ‘Home‘ for streaming via Vimeo OnDemand.

NB: Europe and Asia only at the moment. North America, NZ and Aus to follow later this year once the cinema screenings have happened there. 


 Our Nationwide Day of Screenings in Canada will be happening on March 16th, 7pm (6pm Calgary) at the following sites:

CONFIRMED: Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, North Vancouver, Victoria, Guelph, Edmonton.

STILL NEED YOUR HELP: These sites all need some more reservations by Monday to bring them over the 50 mark and confirm them as screening sites:  Windsor, Halifax, Langley, Mount Pearl, Peterborough and Oakville .

*****TICKETS FOR CINEPLEX CANADA SCREENINGS HERE********

There’s a Nelson, BC screening too: Tickets here


All other screenings listed over at sarahoutenhome.com 

 

Including:

Oxford – 10th March

Llangollen – 13th March

Penrith – 13th March

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival – 20th and 21st March

Squamish, BC – 26th March

Australia & NZ – June/July – tickets on sale 31st March!


We won more laurels! 

 Silver in the ‘Best Women in Adventure’  and Bronze in the ‘Best Spirit of Adventure’ categories at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

Sheffield Adventure Film Festival- Home will be screening March 20/21st

 

There’s a Nelson, BC screening too: Tickets here

 

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Canada, Malawi et al…

Ahoy and hello!

I hope this finds you well, wherever you are in the world.

A bit of an international update from here in the wet and wild UK. A busy start to the year with a mammoth schools tour for sports charity Inspire + and work with Accenture and Becoming Xfilm showings and exciting contract negotiations for world-wide distribution, a planned hiking trip to Malawi, lots of time with the Doodle Donks and returning to fitness post last year’s crazy ill health run. Onwards onwards. 

 

Here’s some stuff I want to share with you… 


Home – the film tours on…

What a journey this film has been and continues to be. The feedback from viewers has been touching, tear-jerking and a very satisfying affirmation that it is doing what we hoped – connecting, inspiring, holding.

Upcoming screening dates, both home and abroad, below but first…Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have teamed up with Demand Film to host a one night screening of the film nationwide at 24 Cineplex sites across the country. But, and it is a cheeky but, screenings only go ahead if 50 seats are reserved at each site by March 5th. So, please, if you live au Canada or know folks over there or anyone who can help us spread the word, please share. 

Email hello@sarahouten.com if you would like a 10% discount code for bookings of 9 or more, or if you are an organisation willing to promote the discount code to your members.

Book tickets here 

Calgary, Edmonton, Langley, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Mount Pearl, Halifax, Barrie, Guelph, Niagra Falls, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, Scarborough, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Windsor, Cote Saint Luc, Montreal, Sherbrooke, Regina, Saskatoon

Book tickets here for Canada 16th March screenings


Malawi – Orbis Hiking Challenge

I am excited to have partnered with Orbis for their inaugural hiking challenge in Malawi this September. A week-long exploration of the stunning Mulanje Mountain in the south of the country with an added goal of raising funds for local conservation projects. 

More information here.


Other dates for screenings of our film ‘Home’

BANFF, CANADA

Date: 27th February 2020, 7pm and 10.15pm

Venue: Lux Cinema, Bandff

‘A Night at the Festival’

More information

 

VANCOUVER, CANADA (45 min edit)

Date: 29th February 2020

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

More information

 

MARCH

CAERNARFON

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Venue: Galeri cinema, Caernarfon, Wales

More information

 

LEICESTER

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020, 6.15pm

Venue: Phoenix, Leicester

More information

 

COLORADO, USA

Boulder International Film Festival

Dates: 5-8th March

Venue: Boulder, Colorado

More information

 

BRACKNELL

Date: Sunday 8th March 2020

Venue: South Hill Park, Bracknell

More information -standby

 

OBAN

Date: Sunday 8th March 2020, 8pm

Venue: Phoenix, Oban

More information

 

OXFORD

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

Venue: Phoenix Picturehouse

More information

 

LLANGOLLEN

Date: Friday 13th March 2020

Venue: New Dot Cinema

More information

 

 

 

SHEFFIELD

Date: 20th and 21st March 2020

Venue: Sheffield Adventure Film Fest

More information

 

CARDIFF

Date: Wednesday 25th March 2020

Venue: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

More information – standby

 

Australia and New Zealand – June/July 2020 – standby…


Stash! 

Check out the shop for books, t-shirts, mugs etc…

 

 

 

 

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2020 screenings of ‘Home’

Hello & happy new year!

2019 finished with a whopping 6 awards for our film  ‘Home’ and many wonderfully touching comments about how people had connected with it and exciting ones about what it has inspired people to do.  Riding to Japan….swimming in the sea….facing their mental health challenges more kindly… 

 

Have you seen it yet? 

If you haven’t seen it yet (or if you want to see it again), below are the latest scheduled screenings for the next few months. 

We are also very happy to have our 45 minute edit included in the Banff Mountain Film tour, currently heading round the globe. In the UK and Ireland it is part of the Red programme – info here

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us through this journey – it feels so good and freeing to have it out in the world now. I’m excited for its next steps.

Go well,

Sarah  

 

2020 screenings

 

JANUARY

OAKHAM + Q&A with Sarah

Date: Thursday 16th January 2020, 7.30pm

Venue: Rutland Museum, Oakham

More information

 

BOZEMAN, MONTANA, USA

Date: 23rd January 2020, 7.30pm

Venue: Emerson Centre, Bozeman, Montana

More information

 

PEEBLES, SCOTLAND

Date: 25th January 2020, 4.30pm

Venue: Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

More information

 

GRANTHAM + Q&A with Sarah

Date: 30th January 2020, 5.15pm

Venue: Priory Ruskin Academy

More information: chris.graves@inspireplus.org.uk

 

HASTINGS

Date: 31st January 2020, 8pm
Venue: Electric Palace Cinema, Hastings

More information

 

FEBRUARY

DARTMOUTH

Date: 3rd February 2020

Venue: Flavel Arts Centre, Dartmouth

More information

 

LONGRIDGE

Date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Venue: Palace Cinema, Longridge

More information

 

BANFF,CANADA

Date: 27th February 2020, 7pm and 10.15pm

Venue: Lux Cinema, Bandff

‘A Night at the Festival’

More information – standby

 

MARCH

CAERNARVON

Date: Monday 2nd March 2020

Venue: Galeri cinema, Caernarvon, Wales

More information

 

LEICESTER

Date: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Venue: Phoenix, Leicester

More information – standby

 

COLORADO, USA

Boulder International Film Festival

Dates: 5-8th March

Venue: Boulder, Colorado

More information

 

OXFORD + Q&A with Sarah

Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

Venue: Phoenix Picturehouse

More information

 

LLANGOLLEN

Date: Friday 13th March 2020

Venue: New Dot Cinema

More information – standby

 

MAY

OBAN

Date: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th May 2020

Venue: Phoenix, Oban

More information – standby

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Stamford calling

Ahoy!

I hope this finds you well, free of winter lurgy if you’re in the same hemisphere as us and enjoying the silvery full moon. 

I am also enjoying the fact that I am nearly at the end of a busy few months of touring our film “Home” all over the country in its opening theatrical release. Thank you to everyone who has supported the showings at festivals and cinemas, arts centres and even a pub in the Scottish Highlands. 

Tick tock, tick tock…. Stamford, UK on Sunday night?

If you’re due to be Stamfordish area on Sunday night then you might be in with a chance of grabbing the final tickets for our final screening of the year (inc. Q&A).

I’m really looking forwards to this one – I always love going back to Stamford Arts Centre. 

Last weekend we had my other local with a sellout crowd at the lovely community-run Wallingford Corn Exchange, collecting a whopping £300 for Blurt. Thanks to everyone who came along. 

2020 

We’re currently building a list of screenings for 2020, so ping us an email hello@sarahouten.com if you would like to screen the film at your club/school/pub/community event etc. And if it’s the big screen you’re after then ask your local cinema to request Home – that helps us get in through the door. 

A win in Norway! 

We’ve got some more laurels, too – this time for ‘Female Empowerment Film of the Year’ from the Nordic Adventure Film Festival. It’s getting quite busy on our poster and we’re feeling very proud of how the film is affecting people. 

Matt and Reimi, for example, are now planning to ride to Japan from the UK in 2021, inspired by watching our film. 

Chris rode Lands End to John O’Groats after he watched it. 

Esther felt braver. 

Rosanna felt calmer in mind and body after a week of anxiety getting in the way of life.

Kat’s thinking of rowing or kayaking somewhere.

Rosie felt like she can do anything after watching it (I hope this continues!)

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For now, I leave you with a prod to chase the final tickets if you’re due to be near to Stamford this Sunday evening and a big happy thank you for all your support. 

Standby for a final KS Home update of 2019 before we pause, rest and slink into 2020.

Go well,

Sarah

 

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Banff-a-doodle-do

 

A win at Banff! Image credit: Nigel Millard

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!

So we only went and won another award…. 

“Home’’ scooped the Exploration & Adventure category at the prestigious Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on November 3rd (incidentally neatly marking 4 years to the day that Sarah landed back under Tower Bridge at the end of her London2London journey).

Director Jen flew over the Rockies from her home in B.C to pick up the beautiful, striking award in person, while Sarah celebrated with some fruity gin at home in Oxfordshire.

Jen looking ever so happy as she clutches the award in Banff (Photo @de_witt)

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This is a compelling film tracking the journey of an ordinary woman, on an extra-ordinary adventure. It takes you on an emotional and physically demanding roller-coaster ride around the globe, highlighting the warmth and generosity of our fellow human beings. The film is challenging, engaging, enthralling, and inspiring. However – the central question is……where is HOME? Such a simple title, for such a complex film.”

— Lynn Robinson, jury member

 

Suffice to say we are delighted to have won another award. Sarah is busy zipping up and down the UK presenting the film while it concurrently runs itself up and down the lands, too – we have about 40 cinemas screening or set to screen over coming weeks. For an indy film, we’re pretty proud of that. Our ‘film pimp’ Jonny is working hard on getting it as far and wide as we can.

For more info on where you can watch ‘Home’ in coming weeks check out the screenings page here.

And if you’d like to get your own albatross and squiggle merch, we have more adventure mugs (£12 plus P&P) just in and more tees (£15/18 plus P&P) on the way.  You can order via email hello@sarahouten.com or the shop here

 

 

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