By MICHAEL GINGOLD
After a decade of releasing fright films, Canadian Black Fawn Distribution has launched a new on-demand service called Black Fawn VOD to showcase catalog and future movies, some in HD for the first time.
Black Fawn VOD, which can be found here, was activated this morning (to tie in with National Canadian Film Day) with 10 titles, including BITE (pictured), LET HER OUT, IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES and THE HERETICS. More films, both old and new, will be added each month, and each will be accompanied by exclusive behind-the-scenes content and other special features. “After years of people asking, we’re excited to finally bring an on-demand streaming platform to our fans,” says Black Fawn’s Chad Archibald. “Some of our titles are even out of print now but, with Black Fawn VOD, they can still be streamed on your TV, computer or phone in the best quality possible. Black Fawn has always been dedicated to getting as many eyes as possible to watch the films we release and this platform provides an easy way for the growing world of online viewers to access our content.”
“National Canadian Film Day is important day for me as a Canadian filmmaker,” says the company’s Christopher Giroux. “Growing up, I was introduced to a lot of Canadian films and the importance of supporting homegrown entertainment. My parents would show me Canadian classics such as BLACK CHRISTMAS, THE CHANGELING and CANNIBAL GIRLS, films that inspired me to become a proud Canadian filmmaker myself. Taking Black Fawn Distribution to the next level by enhancing our digital offering allows so many others to enjoy Canadian content as much as I have over the years.”
“Canada has an abundance of horror and genre film talent, adds Black Fawn’s Chris Benn, “and promoting that to our fellow Canadians is paramount to our industry’s success. Canadian film fans want horror and it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to provide as many effective ways of getting it.”