Demand for Truth in 24 Triggers Exclusive (and Free) iTunes Release
From the moment it hit the film festival circuit last fall to its nationwide ESPN premiere last Friday, Truth in 24 has generated a groundswell of enthusiasm among motorsports and movie fans alike.
Now, in response to viral interest online and elsewhere, Truth in 24 is exclusively available on the iTunes Store (www.iTunes.com). The free download on iTunes means the award-winning NFL Films documentary can be enjoyed on any Mac or PC, iPhone, iPod with video and on a widescreen TV with Apple TV. Also, in response to consumer requests, Truth in 24 will be available next week in stunning high-definition on iTunes at www.iTunes.com/truthin24 as a free download.
Truth in 24 provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Audi Sport auto racing dynasty pushing to maintain its dominance at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in France against a powerful new rival. Although Audi had claimed seven of the previous eight Le Mans competitions, its chances entering the 2008 race were far from certain.
Truth in 24 marks the first time that NFL Films attempted to tackle an auto racing project. It is narrated by action film star Jason Statham and was co-developed by Intersport, the Chicago-based producer of award-winning sports programming.
The result of their teamwork is a film that has won wide acclaim earning praise as one of the best, if not the best, motorsports documentaries of all time. Truth in 24 has also earned awards at international film festivals in Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, Florida.
From the beginning it was important to us and, of course, important to NFL Films and Intersport to wind up with a film that told an honest and dramatic story, said Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer at Audi of America. The barrage of questions weve fielded since Truth in 24 debuted at the Chicago and AFI Fest film festivals suggest that goal was achieved.
Truth in 24 isnt strictly for race fans, either. The superb storytelling of Emmy-winning NFL Films directors Keith Cossrow and Bennett Viseltear brings to life the human drama of a sport best known for its powerful machines.
But dont take the praise for Truth in 24 from a corporate press release; take it from public reviews rapidly spreading on iTunes, Twitter and blogs:
Nothing in recent memory captures the true team effort that is Le Mans, or the unrivaled prowess of a(n) Audi in the sport. Its entertaining, doesnt seem to drag on and (is) filled with all sorts of fantastic cinematography and intelligent narration. This couldnt have been released for free at a better time. 4 out of 4 stars from an iTunes user
Im not a race fan but I loved this documentary!!! Everyone should see this!!! 4 out of 4 stars from an iTunes user
Finally got to watch the Audi Le Mans movie, Truth in 24. Nothing short of FANTASTIC!! Twitter tweet
Ever wanted to know what its like at Le Mans get Truth in 24 free on iTunes. Ive been around some ALMS, 24 hr, motor races
well done. Twitter tweet
I actually created an iTunes account, just so I could download this. I missed it because I had to work Friday night, so I’m really excited for this! — Autoblog.com reader
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