The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival Launches The First Worldwide Streaming Service Dedicated To The Borough’s Indie Film Scene: Brooklyn On Demand
Brooklyn On Demand (BKOD), a new pay-per-view hub designed to bring Brooklyn-centric films to worldwide audiences, launches on Monday, September 8th. Presented and curated by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, BKOD showcases some of the best Brooklyn indies on a dedicated channel powered by Vimeo that can be viewed on a TV (via Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire etc), computer or phone. Brooklyn On Demand is the first-ever video on demand platform devoted to Brooklyn’s vibrant independent film scene.
There are online resources featuring everything from Brooklyn-made artisanal tonic water and small-batch pickles to handmade furniture and artwork, but there hasn’t been a central location to stream Brooklyn independent film — until now. Brooklyn On Demand is the online headquarters for the best indies Brooklyn has to offer. Our launch showcases eight award-winning shorts and features:
My Life As Abraham Lincoln, an inventive dark comedy in which a woman accidentally kills her groom on their wedding day—or not.
How To Make Movies At Home, a comedy about a band of hometown filmmakers defending their turf against a big Hollywood production.
The Door, a stunning short thriller about a yuppie whose new home contains a door he cannot open…
Easy Street, an absurd comedy about a young Southern lawyer who has his limits tested by an intimidating Federal judge who pits his morality against his ambition.
Howdy Montana, a documentary that follows 20-year-old punk musician Joey Running Crane of the Blackfeet Reservation around Montana.
Shlomo Pussycat, a sly comedy about a Brooklyn Rabbi who, bored with his routine, has an unexpected romantic fantasy.
When Broomsticks Were King, a mockumentary that celebrates the glory days of Brooklyn stickball.
Prizefighter, a documentary about Heather “the Heat” Hardy, who is training to become the next female word boxing champion while struggling to make ends meet and care for her daughter.
The Brooklyn independent film scene is internationally influential, but its indies often disappear after their festival runs despite their cachet. BKOD was created to introduce these films to a global audience and generate revenue for their creators. Joseph Shahadi, the Executive Director of the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival said, “Every year we celebrate the best in new Brooklyn indie film at AoBFF. Now the whole world can enjoy these great films anytime, anyplace via Brooklyn On Demand.”
Visit BKOD at www.BrooklynOnDemand.com