Since the worlds first feature length, The Story of the Kelly Gang, was first shot in Australia, we’ve been right up there in the world of cinema. A new service, called OzFlix, which will stream nothing but Australian movies is going to further the distribution of Aussie made movies launching their service tomorrow.
OzFlix will offer clients the option to rent and stream a movie on the web as well as on mobile apps for iOS and Android with Chromecast support built-in. OzFlix will offer 250 Australian films for rent as well as three free original shows when they launch fittingly on Australia Day.
The library of films is expected to grow with Ozflix offering 50% of each rental fee directly to the distributor or filmmaker, so expect to see a lot of content from independent film makers. They’re also hoping to have more mainstream content with a heap of big names from the film industry seeing the benefit of the service with Australia Director George Miller saying ‘This is basically an art gallery for Australian cinema’ and Actress Claudia Karvan saying ‘There’s a lot of jewels in the Australian catalogue that Ozflix can bring new life to’.
You can join up to Ozflix and pay $6.79 to stream a new release or $3.79 for all other films. OzFlix will also offer a curated ‘Bundle Of The Week’ with five films fitting a topic or theme included for $5.79. The bundle of the week will be showcased in a 20 minute long weekly show called @TheFlix hosted by radio host and film critic Thomas Cladwell and Film Critic Rochelle Siemienowicz.
There will also be a free one hour long feature called FAQ each month which will showcase celebrated Australian actors and directors and a three miinute teaser show that will introduce you to more videos on the service that could tempt you. There will also be more free shows coming down the track.
OzFlix will be launching tomorrow, to sign up to be notified you can head over to the OzFlix website.