SLINGSHOT ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS THE AWARD-WINNING CHRISTIAN
ROCK BAND, PILLAR, TO DVD AND VIDEO FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Pillar: On the Road, All Day Everyday Hits Streets
October 8, 2002 With An Up-Close Look At One of America’s
Top Christian Rock Bands!
LOS ANGELES – Fans will be given an insider’s look into the
life of one of America’s top Christian rock bands this fall with
the October 8th release of Pillar: On the Road, All Day Everyday. The
50-minute “rockumentary” follows the band as they travel around
the country performing. Filled with chart-topping music, exclusive interviews,
41 minutes of behind-the scenes footage and the music video “Open
Your Eyes,” Pillar: On the Road, All Day Everyday will be available
nationwide on DVD for a suggested retail price of $19.99. The VHS version
will be available day-and-date for a SRP of $14.99.
“We were impressed with the band’s achievements,” commented
Mitch Perliss, Vice President and General Manager of SlingShot Entertainment.
“While the overall music market has declined, the Christian market
has seen a 17% increase in sales since 2001. With that in mind, it was
a natural movement to expand into the VHS and DVD market. This is the
first in a long line of Christian rock DVDs and videos that we expect
to release over the next few years.”
“We, as a band, are so excited to put our day-to-day life on the
road on DVD,” stated Michael Wittig, Pillar’s bass player.
“After watching it, we hope all our fans are blessed with the same
experience we had in making this DVD and can strengthen our message. What
better company to get this in the hands of the people than SlingShot.”
Pillar is an award-winning Christian hard rock band that has achieved
tremendous recognition in a short period of time. Their first album produced
by Flicker Records was awarded “Best Hard Rock Album of the Year”
at the 2001 Dove Awards. Readers of HM magazine voted them the #1 Best
New Band in 2000. They received another Dove Award in 2002 for “Best
Hard Rock Recorded Song of the Year.” Pillar’s second album
sold over 8,000 units in its first week. They tied for the longest running
number one single on the Christian radio charts – 11 weeks for the
Segments of Pillar: On the Road, All Day Everyday have had special airings
on Cornerstone TV, FamilyNet TV, and I-Lifetv (digital division of INSP).
Cornerstone TV has over 100 affiliate stations including nationwide satellite
outreach through Sky Angel.
Pillar: On the Road, All Day Everyday, was produced by Vinny Sorrentino
and Hollywood Christian Films, Inc. Sorrentino is an award winning filmmaker
who has been honored for two of his films. In 1990, his film "The
Sidewalk Motel" won a Gold Award at the Houston International Film
Festival, and "The Modernization of New Jersey Steel" was given
the Director’s Choice Award at the Thomas Edison/Black Maria Film
Festival in 1995.
SlingShot Entertainment is the world’s largest distributor of large
format films on DVD and video. Located in Burbank, CA, SlingShot is affiliated
with The Enterprise Group, a multi-media conglomerate that provides a
variety of world-class services for audio, video, DVD, interactive and
live productions. Enterprise Studio was named the #2 Mixing Studio of
2001 by Billboard Magazine. SlingShot’s complete DVD collection
ranges from an eclectic mix of movies originally presented in IMAX®
theaters to cult and classics films, award-winning music titles and a
host of animated features for all ages.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Procko or Krista Erickson
Sue Procko Public Relations