Host a Screening

A Guide to Hosting a Community Screening

Host a Screening

If you’ve seen ‘Defending the Dark’ and want to host a screening in your community, here's how to make that happen! Take a look at our info below, and once you’re ready to proceed with a booking, contact me at

Plan Your Event



Schedule a Screening

Once you’re ready to proceed with booking the film for your event, please contact me at to schedule a date for your event.

Please include:

Film Screening License

Non-Profit Group (less than 50 ppl in attendance) $50

Non-Profit Group (more than 50 ppl in attendance) $150

Corporate Event (less than 50 ppl in attendance) $300

Corporate Event (more than 50 ppl in attendance) $600

By purchasing a film screening license you agree to show the film at an in-person


No live-streaming (ask about streaming options)
No photography or audio/video recording
1-time screening
Delete the video file after screening date

Pull off a Perfect Screening

Provide a sign-in sheet for guests’ names and email addresses, so you can follow-up with a thank you and additional resources after the screening

Run a test of the screener prior to the event, with enough time to troubleshoot any technical problems that may arise

After the event:


Why is there a cost to screen the film publicly?

When Defending the Dark is screened in any group setting, we charge a Public Performance License fee. Hundreds of hours of hard work were poured into the documentary, and the license fee is one of the few opportunities I have to recoup those costs. 

Do you offer any discounts or rate exceptions?

Our license fee is bridges the gap between a standard industry rate and something that is still affordable to the public. We are willing to negotiate in exceptional circumstances, however, so please contact us with the details of your event and budget if you are concerned about the cost.

Do the same rates apply if I’m purchasing the film on behalf of a library or educational institution?

If you represent a school, public library, college/university or school board and are interested in acquiring a copy of Defending the Dark for educational purposes or to be added to a catalogue, please contact us directly, as separate rates apply in each circumstance.