Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2006
Red Scream Films LLC, an independent film company specializing in the production of horror, dark erotica, and other genre motion pictures for domestic and international home entertainment markets, is jumping into the Google-driven Video On Demand (VOD) market.
Google Inc. recently launched the beta version of their Google Video Store. Here consumers can download film and TV programming videos as well as professional basketball games and news shows. Consumers can also download music videos and viral video. At the same time, Google Video allows producers and pretty much anybody with a video camera to upload their own content to a world audience.
"Google Video allows producers a quick and easy way to publish to the entire Google audience in a fast, free and seamless manner,” said David R. Williams, Red Scream Films LLC CEO, “We are talking a potential audience of tens of millions of people around the world. Even if you only charge say .99 cents per download, that low price point times even a few tens of thousands of viewers can add up pretty quickly.”
Google uses its own media player and digital rights management software, and plans to charge up to $1.99 per download. With broadband now in 51% of American homes with internet, a number expected to climb to over 70% in two years, and with the rest of the world, especially Asia, catching up quickly, VOD appears poised to break into the mainstream.
“It cuts out the middleman,” Williams said, “So instead of going to the video store and paying four dollars for a rental or buying a DVD, even for a sell through price like $9.99 – you simply go to Google Video, pay using your online payment method of choice, and either view the film online or download and watch later. Producers can charge far less because they are not paying a distributor or a sales rep.”
Red Scream Films LLC’s film, the supernatural horror thriller Prison of the Psychotic Dead, currently in post-production, is slated to be the first test of this promising new channel.
“Sure, most horror film fans would still rather rent or buy the DVD or wait till the film hits cable and watch it that way. But I believe there are enough early adapters out there to make this worth testing,” said Williams, “We also know that Netflix is working towards the day when it will expand into providing renting movie downloads to customers with web-enabled DVD players and other digital recording devices. We want to be able to take advantage of that platform as soon as it becomes available.”
Red Scream Films LLC is located in Buffalo, New York. Their current production plans call for a sequel to Prison of the Psychotic Dead; the splatter-noir urban-thriller Void Edge; and two untitled vampire flicks.
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