Cinema on Demand release for PGS in the US!

I’m delighted to announce that Gathr Films has come on board to release my film PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System in the US.

Whilst in Los Angeles last week, Jennifer and I met with the President of Gathr, Jake Craven. He saw the film, loved it, and now they’ll be releasing it theatrically, on demand, throughout the United States and its territories.

I’ve chosen to release the film via Cinema on Demand because I believe it’s the best way to get the film out to its audience – and to give the investors the best possibility of making some money out of it!

The beauty of Cinema on Demand is that the rights aren’t cross-collateralised. In other words, profits made from one type of release aren’t “crossed” against losses from another. Having now made 16 feature films as a producer and director, I’ve seen how the Hollywood “creative accounting” system works – and believe me, it doesn’t work in favour of producers or investors!

Going Cinema on Demand, we get to release the film theatrically to an audience that wants to see it – that demands to see it!and we get to keep the Video on Demand rights for our 444 release at 4:44pm on 4/4 – being April 4th 2018. We also keep all other rights, such as various TV rights.

We are in the early stages of locking in Cinema on Demand for Australia and New Zealand, and possibly UK and some other territories as well. I’ll let you know when those deals are done.

We are also bringing on board a team of publicists out of New York, and a couple of social media mavens – one out of Prague, the other out of India – to begin rolling out a global social media campaign, to be coordinated by our Impact Producer, Kerrin McNeil.

As for when the film will begin its Cinema on Demand run in the US – well, we’ll be figuring that out in the next little while, but most probably some time in January 2018.

Jennifer and I are thrilled to be working with the team at Gathr. They are good people, they love the film and see a big audience for it in the US, and we’re excited at what the future holds for this groundbreaking film on intuition.



Another cracker 5 star review

I notice another wonderful review for my book up on Amazon –

Bill Bennett may well be the new Bill Bryson in his self deprecating description of his pilgrimage along the ancient Way of St Francis. 
He meets wonderful characters, endures physical and emotional hardship, and makes us question what is truly important.
This is a wonderful account of a personal journey. The physical journey is the Camino de Santiago, but this journal is so much more.
Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes emotional, but always engaging, this is also a spiritual journey for someone searching, but for what? A truly uplifting story that left tears in my eyes. A great read.

The Book + The Film


I’ve written a book on my Camino experiences. It’s called The Way, My Way. It’s out now on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, etc. It sells for $5.79 and can be accessed here through:

Amazon Kindle

It’s a fun read, in the vein of Eric Newby or Bill Bryson, but it’s also a deeply moving account of a spiritual journey. Here is a review off Amazon:

This book is a must read for anyone who has, or is considering walking the Camino Frances in Spain. In fact it’s a must read for anyone who enjoys an uplifting and moving story told in an entertaining and engaging way.

Bill Bennett’s book is more than just a memoir of his experience walking an ancient pilgrimage route in today’s Spain. It is a brutally honest, witty and thought provoking story of one man’s journey on The Way.

Inspiring in every sense, it is a wonderful read and should be compulsory reading not only for all pilgrims past and future, but for anyone who loves a tale of inspiration for today.

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I’ll soon be making a film on intuition, called PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System. I believe that we each have within us a guiding mechanism that tries to keep us on our path in life. I’ve called it our Personal Guidance System.

For information about the film, check out our website and our Facebook page:
PGS website
PGS Facebook

As for me, I’ve been an independent filmmaker for more than 30 years. I’ve done 15 feature films and over 40 hrs of documentary. I’ve won numerous awards, including Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Picture and Best Director. My films have screened in Official Selection at Cannes, New York, Berlin, London, Toronto and various other film festivals. I’ve had three major international retrospectives – in the US, Germany and India.

My life was saved by an intuitive insight while I was working on a movie in New Orleans. Ever since I’ve been fascinated by intuition. In this film, I want to know: What is it? Where does it come from? And how can I bring it into my everyday life?

I walked the Camino intuitively, using my PGS, and that will inform the making of the film.

Bill Bennett.