Jamie King is Founder & CEO of VO.DO and producer/director of the Steal This Film series. This well-known documentary project is notable for its pioneering release through ‘pirate’ sites using the BitTorrent protocol. It examines experiences around file-sharing sites including The Pirate Bay, and discusses broad changes in intellectual property and the distribution of media. It is the most widely watched of the films funded by the Channel 4 British Documentary Film Foundation and considered one of the most downloaded documentaries of all time.
In 2009, King launched the VO.DO project, which has been called by Moviemaker Magazine one of the “25 resources that every indie filmmaker should know”. In the UK, the Independent Newspaper suggested VO.DO “could be the saviour of budding film-makers…”. The project works with creators to distribute free-to-share media via notable P2P sites and services including The Pirate Bay, Mininova and Vuze.
King continues to produce and direct films. His 2009 fiction feature Dark Fibre was shot on location in Bangalore, India. Directed in collaboration with filmmaker and photographer Peter Mann, it was produced with the support of the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology and the Center for Internet and Society and Executive Produced by Karol Martesko-Fenster.
Jamie is currently working on a book for Flammarion, concerning the emerging principles of the P2P revolution.