'Hobo With a Shotgun' has already gained a lot of buzz as the midnight movie of the year. Audiences at Sundance and South by Southwest have gone nuts for the lovingly twisted homage to grindhouse cinema (with all the shocking details intact). But the 'Hobo With a Shotgun' story is made even more interesting because of the man behind the camera: Jason Eisener, a Canadian indie filmmaker who plunged his own money into getting the movie made.
Naturally with this much hype behind 'Hobo With a Shotgun,' word will travel fast on the Internet -- but not as fast as illegal torrents of the movie itself. As Eisener pointed out on his personal Tumblr: "Today it hurt to hear that people are illegally downloading 'Hobo With a Shotgun.' I saw one torrent seeding over 7600 downloads. I knew this day would come, I wish I could stop/prevent it from happening, but I can't."
Eisener's next move was a bold one: He went online and spoke directly to the people illegally downloading his movie.