Imagine a platform where viewers watch never before seen cult films which have yet to reach their audience through traditional means of distribution.. Now imagine you can also play thematically tied quizzes, puzzles, and other fun, online challenges. This is the goal of SPAMFLIX, a new VoD platform where genre enthusiasts can become ensorcelled with cinematic oddities from around the world.
Spamflix gives access to bonus content like making of clips and interviews with the directors. In the Games section users win prizes by playing trivia games about the films available in the platform.
Spamflix was released last October out of Lisbon, Portugal, by Italo-German Markus Duffner, a project manager at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) team and Julia Duarte, ex-producer of São Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil).
After several successful partnerships in the international festival community, including Sitges, Spamflix will be an official partner at the Fall editions of Fantastic Fest and Brooklyn Horror, launching with a meticulously curated selection of films specifically targeted for US audiences.
“Spamflix movies will surprise, shock, entertain and amaze you due to their poetical zaniness, powerful visual identities, outrageous social commentaries, silliness, ingenious comedy or absolute absurdity”, says Markus. The name “Spamflix” was inspired by the Spam Sketch in Monty Python’s Flying Circus– from whom Markus is a lifelong fan and even wrote his doctorate thesis about the British group.
Spamflix functions on a pay-per-view business model. All the films share the same price of five dollars ($5) storewide and are available to stream for 72 hours after purchase. With more services becoming subscription-based, Spamflix wants everyone to have access to the content they want with no strings attached. For those more passionate about cult cinema, there’s a variety of Film Packs that provide deeper discounts, starting at 5 Films for thirteen dollars ($13 US).
For the US market, Spamflix has started a collaboration with New York acquisitions agency Aspect Ratio (USA) to distribute filmsexclusively in the US.
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