Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Austin, TX, March 7, 2013 – Seed&Spark, the world’s first crowd-funding and digital distribution site made just for independent film, added nine more films to the Seed&Spark Cinema collection. The new slate shines a spotlight on diversity: films made by minority filmmakers or films about under-represented communities, with a focus on women, the LGBT community, ethnic minorities and youth. The additions offer wide variations on the ‘coming of age’ theme and reflect how a generation learns to come into its own. Films span the range of crowd-pleasing genres, from incredibly crafted horror to the tense thriller western to the self-reflective rom-com documentary.
“We launched Seed&Spark to get more, different kinds of stories told from an insider’s perspective about communities who do not typically see their experience portrayed on film. Vivian Tse, our Director of Film Programming, has done an incredible job to bring together a slate of films that aspire to reflect a truly global generation coming of age. We’re unspeakably proud to be able to bring these films to their audience,” said Emily Best, Founder and CEO, Seed&Spark.
Seed&Spark Cinema offers a growing collection of ‘ready-to-view’ films available for streaming. Shorts stream for $0.99 and features for $2.99. Filmmakers keep 80% of the revenue. The selection spans all genres, from narrative features, comedies and documentaries to animations and experimental shorts.
Seed&Spark Cinema’s newly rolled-out slate includes award-winning films that were screened at international film festivals:
More than 2,000 independent film fans are currently using the Seed&Spark site to support the creation of new films by supporting their crowd-funding campaigns, or by watching the available slate of ‘ready-to-view’ films in Seed&Spark Cinema.
Meet Seed&Spark at SXSW 2013
Meet the Seed&Spark team at the SXSW® Trade Show at Stand 826 from March 8- 17th, in Austin, TX. The team will demo the Seed&Spark site with newly launched new social viewing features.
Emily Best, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark will be speaking at the 2013 SXSW® Film Startup Alley’s Meet the Insiders session: Filmmaker Entrepreneurs, on March 10, 2013 from 12:30 PM – 1:30PM and on the topic of DIY: How Crowdsourcing Has Saved Independent Film on March 9, 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Seed&Spark is building a truly independent filmmaking community where filmmakers and audiences come together for crowd-funding, production, and streaming distribution. Every time an audience member supports the making of a moving picture project (funding, following, sharing) they earn “Sparks” which can be redeemed to watch movies on the streaming platform.
Supporting films lets you watch more films: It’s the new ecosystem for filmmakers & audiences, and…that’s it! For more information, go to http://www.seedandspark.com and http://www.facebook.com/seedandspark, or follow us on Twitter at @seedandspark.
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