It’s Not Yet Dark Released on VOD in Sweden, UK and Germany as part of THE TIDE EXPERIMENT

Posted November 23, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
It's Not Yet Dark
It's Not Yet Dark

It’s Not Yet Dark, Frankie Fenton’s award-winning documentary about the life of Simon Fitzmaurice, is now available on VOD platforms in Sweden, UK and Germany including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Microsoft with support from THE TIDE EXPERIMENT.

Narrated by Colin Farrell, this is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young Irish filmmaker who sadly passed away last month.  Despite a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease, Simon directed an award-winning feature film solely through the use of his eyes. The documentary is a celebration of Simon’s love of film, of creating art and of telling beautiful human stories no matter the obstacle. His artistic supporter, Colin Farrell, beautifully narrates this life-affirming story which is based on Simon’s book also titled It’s Not Yet Dark.

THE TIDE EXPERIMENT is implemented with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and consists of the strategic coordination of multi-territorial releases of films on Day-and-Date and Festival-to-Date with a distribution and marketing strategy.

It’s Not Yet Dark had its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year where it was nominated for the World Cinema Documentary Award and has since screened at festivals across the globe including the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Sydney International Film Festival and the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won the awards for Best Irish Feature Documentary and Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature (Kate McCullough).

The film was produced by Kathryn Kennedy and Lesley McKimm for Kennedy Films and Newgrange Films with funding from the Irish Film Board and Wellcome Trust.

In Ireland, It’s Not Yet Dark is available across the following VOD platforms:  Volta, Google, Microsoft, iTunes, Amazon and Sky.


The TIDE Experiment’s main objective is to contribute to the circulation and promotion of European films in the current context of transition is distribution models. TIDE’s added value compared to the situation of the current running of audiovisual markets relies in the implementation of thefollowing solutions to some of the current problems of film distribution in Europe. The TIDE Experiment is geared in a fluid collaborative process involving several European companies in a multi-territory approach. This methodology was successfully tested during four years and continuously improved throughout the years.