Brooklyn On Demand brings Brooklyn-centric independent film and media to Roku with a free channel that's been seen over 12,000 times in its first week and earned a 5-star customer rating. BKOD has over 70 films, original series and bonus features. Most titles are free with purchases available a-la-carte. The streaming channel is produced and curated by The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Brooklyn On Demand, the world’s only streaming platform for Brooklyn-centric independent film and media, has launched its own Roku channel alongside industry heavyweights like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. BKOD on Roku offers a growing slate of free films in all genres, original series and bonus content, along with exclusive Premium titles available for purchase on an individual basis. There is no subscription fee for the channel.
Brooklyn on Demand is curated by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival with former festival winners, vintage, cult films, original series, and fun bonus features like director interviews, behind the scenes footage and other extras. The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is the only independent, international festival in the world exclusively focused on Brooklyn. Every film AoBFF programs emerges from, or is influenced by Brooklyn’s vibrant indie film scene; Brooklyn On Demand takes that mission to the next level on Roku, the premiere video streaming platform. Audiences who don’t have Roku can also access Brooklyn On Demand online at brooklynondemand.com.
Featured titles include award-winning indies like the dark romantic comedies My Life As Abraham Lincoln and Universal Language, short documentaries Blade #1, Howdy Montana and Green Card, original comedy series Triplets of Kings County and The Shorts Show, and grindhouse nuggets like Driller Killer, Prisoners of the Lost Universe and Invasion of the Bee Girls.
On November 3, BKOD on Roku will premiere the scathing Spinal-Tap-in-Bushwick mockumentary Hunter&Game, directed by Brooklyn-born Kevin Alexander and starring Nico Tortorella (TV Land’s Younger, The Following, Scream 4) and Cameron Scoggins (The Happy Sad, currently in Hir at Playwrights Horizons, NY.) Hunter&Game won Best Feature at the 2015 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.
AoBFF partnered with NYC-based video publishing and distribution company Zype to develop Brooklyn On Demand as a Roku channel. “Placing our channel on Roku is the ideal way to expand the reach of our festival,” said Anthony DeVito, Co-Founder and Communications Director of the Art of Brooklyn. “Zype has been fantastic in helping us understand this new technology so we can to bring Brooklyn-centric media to millions of more film fans.”
In its first week Brooklyn On Demand on Roku was added by over 1,300 Roku users and received over 12,000 views while earning a 5-star customer rating. RokuGuide.com said, “If you are looking for an eclectic or Brooklyn-centric collection of movies, look no further… Unlike many movie channels on Roku, Brooklyn on Demand is not just a random collection of titles. The library is curated by the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival.”
Brooklyn On Demand on the Roku Channel Store