New streaming movie service Ozflix will finally launch in Australia next week more than a year after going public on the project and more than six years after its creators first started talking about it.
Ozflix: Launching on Australia Day
Ozflix, which will offer a pay-per-view service of a large catalogue of Australian made films is the brainchild of producers Ron V Brown and Alan Finney. It will launch at 6pm on January 26, Australia Day.
Brown first began pitching the idea more than six years ago.
Finney said: ““We’ve been very lucky to have all the major Hollywood studio distribution companies get behind Ozflix, as well as most Australian distributors and countless independent filmmakers. Ozflix will stream films from Universal Pictures, Warner Bros, Village Roadshow, Studio Canal and many more,” says Alan.
Brown and Finney: Bosses of Ozflix
The business model of the site sees 50% of each each rental going to the distributor or filmmaker. New releases are priced at $6.79 and older films $3.79.
A video to promote Ozflix features testimonials from luminaries of the Australian film industry including directors Stephan Elliott, George Miller and David Michod, actress Deborah Mailman and Wolf Creek star John Jarratt.
OzFlix – Launch Promo from Ron V. Brown on Vimeo.
The announcement comes in the same week that troubled streaming service Quickflix applied to be removed from the ASX.