If you’re familiar with the Canadian indie horror scene, chances are you’ve seen something by Black Fawn Films. Releases like Bite, Antisocial, The Sublet, The Heretics, The Drownsman, and Bed of the Dead show they’ve clearly got a lot of love for the genre.
Now, they’re making it even easier to share that love with Canadian horror fans. Following their latest release, I’ll Take Your Dead – and perfectly coinciding with Canadian Film Day – the Black Fawn Distribution team has officially announced their new Canadian Video on Demand service entitled Black Fawn VOD (Black Fawn Video on Demand).
Black Fawn VOD has launched with more than ten titles – including fan favorites – some of which haven’t been available in HD until now.
New releases and additional catalog titles will be added each month while a membership option is expected to arrive in the near future. Black Fawn VOD is currently only available for Canadian viewers, however, there are hopes to expand some titles to an international audience in the future
“We know that piracy is still a big challenge for all filmmakers out there and we felt that the best way to combat that was to provide quick access to a quality digital format for a fair and reasonable price,” said Black Fawn Distribution’s Operations Manager Chris Benn. “We know that film fans across Canada love supporting filmmakers as directly as possible and they also want to watch great Canadian content. This avenue allows them to do both of those things at the same time.”
Fans can simply visit the website and digitally rent films via their credit card for a 72 hour period. The company is promising that their price-point for digital rentals will be the lowest on the market while exclusive behind the scenes content and special features will accompany each rental.
“After years of people asking, we’re excited to finally bring an on-demand streaming platform to Black Fawn Distribution fans,” explained General Manager 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,” continued Black Fawn Distribution’s Marketing Manager 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.”