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Start-up aims to be ‘Spotify of indie cinema’

A new London based start-up is bidding to bring popular independent movies to the small screen with a new platform to discover and watch films which are often never seen outside their country of origin.

FilmDoo’s platform at www.filmdoo.com is devoted to helping people discover, share and watch independent and international films. Users can stream movies online, get suggestions and make friends. It is being launched today at the Cambridge Film Festival in England.

Thousands of independent movies outsell those produced by the big six major film studios, yet often receive little attention outside their domestic market. Many of those are in foreign languages but are subtitled in English.

“We’re movie addicts who grew up across many different countries, so FilmDoo has essentially been a part of our DNA since we were kids. We wanted to create something fun and engaging that allowed people to get involved in film discovery,” says Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo’s co-founder. “There’s thousands of amazing films people may have not normally have heard of and with the changing face of global cities, there’s a huge market place for independent cinema. FilmDoo will make it faster and easier for fans and casual viewers alike to discover films, regardless of where the films are from and the languages they are in.”

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