It’s pretty rare for us to put up recommendations on this site. We only get behind products, books, and services that we truly believe in. IndieFlix is one of those services.
IndieFlix is a subscription streaming movie service that let’s you watch the latest and greatest independent films from writers and directors all over the world. The service costs just $6.99 a month and gives you unlimited access to their full repository of films. If you get on there by May 3, for example, you can watch Living On One, a documentary about four university students who spent a summer living on one dollar a day in a rural, Guatemalan village. (Here is the film on IndieFlix.)
Perhaps the best thing about the IndieFlix setup is that it gets profits to the filmmakers so they can go out and make more movies. This is what the people at IndieFlix have to say for themselves:
For far too long, filmmakers have been forced to either sell out or starve. Thousands of brilliant, creative minds submit their works to festivals, hoping to catch a meaningful audience. Fewer than 1% actually break through. As if finding the financing and making the movie wasn’t hard enough in the first place.
We’re here to level the playing field.
Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is part champion, part curator. We’re so inspired by independent filmmakers and the work they produce, we’ve created a stellar platform for you to discover the best and quirkiest around.
But it’s still up to you to watch and poke around and discover and learn. We won’t force-feed you, and we’ll never tell you what to think. Let us know what you love and be sure to share the good stuff. You’ll find it all. This is a subjective world, and your opinions are just as valid as a professional critic’s.
Filmmakers dedicate themselves to making movies and they deserve a cut—and that’s exactly what they get. Through our unique revenue-sharing Royalty Pool Minutes (RPM) model, filmmakers get paid for every minute watched by an IndieFlix subscriber. The more you watch, the more money they make. And more money = more movies.
All the indie you can eat, for mere pennies a day. If you’re here, let’s love the indies together.
Here’s the gift part I mentioned at the top: The next ten people to subscribe to LA Screenwriter will get free 2-month passes to IndieFlix. These will go fast so hurry up and hit that “Subscribe” button on the top right — you’ll have a free pass in your inbox in no time.
photo credit: IndieFlix.com