Hey all -
First of all, thank you so much for continuing to support "The Namesake". This week, we only had a slight boxoffice drop, and the film continues to do very well! Thank you so much for passing the word on to friends and family, and supporting it.
Second, a few folks have told me that they saw "The Namesake" on DVD! The actual DVD doesn't come out until later this year, and i'm trying to figure out who these folks are who are pirating the film. We (actors and directors) don't really see any of the box office or DVD money (that goes to the studio who financed the film), but piracy reduces box office profits, which in turn make it very difficult for films like "The Namesake" to be made in the future (because box office numbers aren't counted when the film is pirated).
I'd love a huge favor from any of you who may have seen the film on DVD...please email and let us know which stores are selling or renting the pirated DVDs!
You can send your reports to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd really appreciate it, and it would benefit the independent film community (not to mention the South Asian American arts community) infinitely.