On-demand movie service expands independent film library with key distributor partnerships
San Francisco, CA (December 5, 2013) - San Francisco-based Fandor announced today new partnerships with Cinedigm, Factory 25 and Oscilloscope Laboratories that reinforce the company's commitment to expand the depth of their library with high quality and distinctive independent films from every genre.
These partners are instrumental in providing thousands of remarkable films on an ongoing basis to Fandor's curated service with many of those titles unavailable anywhere else. These deals reflect the company's mission to provide extraordinary films to an ever-growing audience of film enthusiasts.
"Following our expansion into Canada in September, film acquisitions have accelerated accordingly," remarked Jonathan Marlow, Fandor co-founder and Chief Content Officer. "Over the last few weeks, we have added many invaluable partnerships to an already exceptional portfolio of distributors, aggregators and individual filmmakers."
A selection of films recently added to the Fandor library include:
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012) director Terence Nance [Cinema Guild]
Computer Chess (2013) director Andrew Bujalski [Kino Lorber]
Local Color (1977) director Mark Rappaport [courtesy of the filmmaker]
Meet Marlon Brando (1966) director Albert Maysles [Maysles Films]
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time (2001) director Thomas Riedelsheimer [Cinedigm]
Sun Don't Shine (2012) director Amy Seimetz [Factory 25]
Año uña (2007) director Jonás Cuarón [FilmBuff]
Alice (1988) director Jan Svankmajer [First Run Features]
Forest of Bliss (1986) director Robert Gardner [Documentary Educational Resources (DER)]
The Messenger (2009) director Oren Moverman [Oscilloscope Laboratories]
In 2013, Fandor has added over three dozen new partners and individual filmmakers covering the United States and Canada with a film library of over 5,000 titles, including narrative features and documentaries, that span hundreds of genres. Amongst Fandor's several hundred content partners are the previous recent additions as well as Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features and Maysles Films joining earlier partners Kino Lorber, Film Movement, Cinema Guild, Zeitgeist Films and numerous others.
Fandor is the on-demand film source for people who love movies, offering a broad and carefully curated library of independent and international movies, easily accessed through search and discovery tools. Fandor's subscription-based service allows audiences to watch unlimited movies wherever they are, on mobile devices, computers and TVs. Fandor was launched in 2011 with the goal of showcasing and supporting the world's best filmmakers, and returns half its revenue to them. For more information, visit www.fandor.com.
Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital retailers, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. The company's library of over 32,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, Jim Henson and more. Cinedigm proudly distributes numerous Oscar® nominated films, including The Invisible War, Hell and Back Again, GasLand, Waste Land and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory; current and upcoming theatrical releases include Destin Daniel Cretton's highly acclaimed Short Term 12, Godfrey Reggio's Visitors, Penny Lane's Our Nixon and Shaul Schwarz's Narco Cultura.
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ABOUT FACTORY 25
FACTORY 25 is a Brooklyn-based independent film distribution company + music label founded in 2009 by Matt Grady. Factory 25 is a home for conceptually provocative narratives and documentaries. F25's mission is to deliver specialized film and music titles in an aesthetically captivating way while exposing the indie world to under-the-radar films, music, and other curiosities theatrically, digitally, on TV, VOD, via subscription, limited edition DVDs with vinyl LPs and books. Indie film label Factory 25 released the critically acclaimed Frownland, Kid Thing, Sun Don't Shine, New Jerusalem, I am Secretly An Important Man, Pavilion, The Sheik and I, The Color Wheel, Green, Francine, The Oregonian, Richard's Wedding, Fake It So Real, Bad Fever, Convento, Shit Year, You Wont Miss Me, Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, New York Export: Opus Jazz, Rio Breaks, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, Until The Light Takes Us, Wah Do Dem, Kids of Today, Two Gates of Sleep, Family Jams, Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, The Other Side of Sleep, Buttons. and Make out With Violence.
ABOUT OSCILLOSCOPE LABORATORIES
Oscilloscope Laboratories is a film production and distribution entity launched in 2008 by Adam Yauch of Beastie Boys. Yauch modeled the company after the indie record labels he grew up around, choosing films and releasing them with the same artistic integrity with which they were made. The company, an extension of Yauch's recording studio of the same name, has an in-house DVD distribution and production arm, and its paper packaging is reminiscent of the heyday of LP record jackets. Previous and current releases include Lynne Ramsay's Golden Globe® Nominated We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly; Marshall Curry's Oscar-nominated If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Tree Liberation Front; Oren Moverman's Oscar-nominated The Messenger starring Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson; Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff starring Michelle Williams; Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson's Samsara; Todd Berger's It's a Disaster, starring David Cross, Julia Stiles, and America Ferrara; Andrew Dosunmu's Sundance-winning Mother of George; and Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's After Tiller. Upcoming releases include Lotfy Nathan's 12 O'clock Boys, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais' Whitewash, Sam Fleischner's Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Matt Wolf's Teenage, Dan Krauss's The Kill Team, and James Byrkit's Coherence.