Back in 1998, Louis C.K. wrote and directed his first feature-length film. He casually got together some friends like Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, and Conan O’Brien to act in it and called it Tomorrow Night. Then he hid it from us (how rude) until… just now. As of today, you can buy the black-and-white comedy from his website for $5.
On his site, he wrote a letter asking people to refrain from posting his movie on torrent sites. Read it below:
To those who might wish to “torrent” these shows:
Look, I don’t really get the whole “torrent” thing. I don’t know enough about it to judge either way. But I’d just like you to consider this: I made these files extremely easy to use against well-informed advice. I was told that it would be easier to torrent the way I made it, but I chose to do it this way anyway, because I want it to be easy for people to watch and enjoy this video in any way they want without “corporate” restrictions.
Please bear in mind that I am not a company or a corporation. I’m just some guy. I paid for the production and posting of this video with my own money. I would like to be able to post more material to the fans in this way, which makes it cheaper for the buyer and more pleasant for me. So, please help me keep this being a good idea. I can’t stop you from torrenting; all I can do is politely ask you to pay your five little dollars, enjoy the show, and let other people find it in the same way.