Louis C.K. is offering his fans a blast from his filmmaking past…
The 46-year-old Mexican American comedian and actor has just released his feature film directorial debut Tomorrow Night online, some sixteen years after its Sundance Film Festival premiere.
Louis C.K. wrote and directed the black and white 16mm dark comedy, about a photo shop owner obsessed with ice cream, and took it to festivals back in 1998.
But according to C.K., distributors didn’t step up to the plate and the movie sat fading into obscurity in his storage locker.
That’s all changed now though…
Louis C.K. has made Tomorrow Night available for download for $5. The film stars comedians Robert Smigel, Chuck Sklar, Rick Shapiro, Heather Morgan, Nick Diapolo, and Joseph Dolphin and features a number of future comedy stars in small roles including Amy Poehler, J.B. Smoove, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, and Conan O’Brien.
Louis C.K. recently hit the promo circuit and stopped by The Daily Show with friend Jon Stewart, who lent Louis C.K. money to make the movie years ago as did Chris Rock, Denis Leary, Spike Feresten and Brett Butler.
He also notably put out his 2011 comedy special Live at the Beacon Theater on his own website for $5 a pop, trusting fans not to pirate it, and took in $1M with the self-release strategy.