Tubi, the world’s largest free ad-supported streaming service, has just become the exclusive home of award-winning director Robert Rodriguez’ latest upcoming film and and docu-series. Both the film and the series will be available to stream for free on Tubi later in summer 2020. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Tubi to deliver Red 11 and its accompanying Film School docu-series free of charge and easily accessible to all audiences,” Rodriguez said in a Tubi press release.
Robert Rodriguez shot to fame in 1996 with the cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn, written by Quentin Tarantino and starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, and Juliette Lewis. Rodriguez would go on to direct the award-winning Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s gritty crime graphic novel Sin City.
Rodriguez’ new film Red 11 explores the little-known, sometimes shady world of legal drug research in which willing participants volunteer to take experimental medications in exchange for quick cash. The film continues the low-budget success the visionary director’ had with his earliest film, El Mariachi, filmed for just $7,000.
“I made both Red 11 and the Film School series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of El Mariachi, and this project shows truly actionable methods using my no crew, micro-budget filmmaking style that will inspire others to make their own films and have their voices be heard,” Rodriguez said. “These are both dream projects of mine, an entertaining culmination of ideas and ruminations on the creative process that also highlight the heightened sense of spirituality that comes from dancing with creativity when there is an absence of the usual financial resources. In other words, ‘low budg fun.’”
Rodriguez’ new Tubi exclusive docu-series The Robert Rodriguez Film School is a companion to Red 11 which chronicles the filmmakers’ process in making the film and features interviews with other filmmakers who share their thoughts on making great films on low budgets.
The new Robert Rodriguez film and series will add to the already large library of free films and series available on Tubi. Unlike subscription-based streaming services, Tubi’s content is entirely free and is instead supported by ads much like traditional linear television. Tubi is available on most major streaming devices, some smart TVs, or on the web at www.tubi.tv.