Quickflix, Auckland, 26 November 2014: Leading online content provider Quickflix and the Documentary New Zealand Trust today announce the launch of a new collaborative project, which brings an initial ten widely acclaimed documentary films from recent Documentary Edge festivals to the Quickflix pay-per-view service.
The collaboration with Quickflix sees the following ten films immediately available online:
- 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Richard Riddiford
- Dancing with Dictators, Hugh Piper & Helen Barrow
- Disappear in Light, Leonie Reynolds
- Four Geese in a Flock, Luke Wheeler
- High School, Luke Wheeler & Peter Simpson
- Manila: No Limitations, Toby Ricketts
- Rev Therapy, Luke Wheeler
- Stand Up, Luke Wheeler & Peter Simpson
- The Hungry Tide, Tom Zubrycki
- View from Olympus, Geoffrey Cawthorn & Richard Riddiford
All films can be streamed instantly and on demand across the Quickflix platform of devices including smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, Google Chromecast and other connected devices for as little as $4.99.
“We are very excited to be working with Quickflix in response to the market’s desire for documentary film content,” said Dan Shanan, Executive Director of the Documentary New Zealand Trust. “With the absence of a public television channel in New Zealand and the limited slots for documentaries on local channels, it made sense to move to an innovative, digital platform provider and Quickflix is the ideal partner for us. The relationship and service place the viewers at the centre of how we deliver; great documentary content, simple to access and affordable to watch.”
Paddy Buckley, Managing Director of Quickflix NZ, commented, “We are proud to be supporting filmmakers, the Documentary Edge festival and the documentary genre in general. Kiwis love documentaries, so it’s exciting that we can make this range of high quality documentary films available to the New Zealand public.”
“This just is the beginning too. We’ll be looking to expand upon and strengthen our relationship with Documentary Edge and have some innovative ideas around next year’s festival and beyond.”
Quickflix (www.quickflix.co.nz) is New Zealand’s leading streaming movie and TV service offering a wide range of movies and TV shows direct to smart TVs, game consoles, Blu-ray players, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, Google Chromecast and other connected devices. Quickflix offers an ‘all you can view’ subscription service and a premium pay-per-view service for latest release movies and TV.
About Documentary Edge
Documentary Edge Festival (www.documentaryedge.org.nz) is New Zealand’s only and Australasia’s premier international documentary film festival. Screening a selection of the best local and international films, Documentary Edge Festival runs in Auckland and Wellington. Run by Documentary New Zealand Trust, a companion industry event, the Screen Edge Forum is held during the Festival along with the Gala Awards honouring excellence in local and international films. Supported by an acclaimed local and international board of advisors, the Trust promotes and leads documentary films and filmmaking in New Zealand.