Vyer Films, Film Curation and Streaming Service from Brooklyn, Launches in Singapore!
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Vyer Films, Film Curation and Streaming Service from Brooklyn, Launches in Singapore
Vyer Films (http://sg.vyerfilms.com) is excited to announce the expansion of its service, which curates and streams the best films from around the world with little or no prior distribution, to Singapore. The premiere film on the site will be Putty Hill from director Matt Porterfield, which was featured at festivals including Cannes, Berlinale, and Venice and has been hailed as an emblem of new American independent film.
Vyer Films was launched launched at the beginning of 2013 with the goal of bringing a new vision to the world of online film distribution. Instead of forcing discerning viewers to spend their time to seeking out films they would enjoy, Vyer Films would curate a slate of excellent new films that remained unseen in the U.S., pair them with features including essays and interviews to allow viewers to further engage with the film, and make them all available at a single destination: www.vyerfilms.com. Today, Vyer Films is excited to announce its expansion to its first international territory, Singapore, with the domain http://sg.vyerfilms.com.
"As an alumnus of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, which has a satellite campus in Singapore, I've heard from a number of colleagues and peers about the film culture of Singapore. It is clearly a home to an audience that has an intense interest in non-mainstream film but has been underserved by the traditional film distribution industry," said Vyer Films' founder and CEO, K.C. McLeod. "Given our mission, there a few films that would be better to premiere our our service with than Matt Porterfield's Putty Hill. It's a wonderfully subtle, emotional, expertly crafted, and entirely unique film that makes it clear what kind of diversity exists in the medium that is film."
Putty Hill, directed by Matt Porterfield, premiered at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and was subsequently features at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival, the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (where it was nominated for Best Film), the Viennale International Film Festival, the Marlyand Film Festival, and the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the film in his four-star review, "It looks with as much perception and sympathy as a film is allowed to look," and Richard Brody of the New Yorker said, "If there's an independent cinema, this movie is it, and if there's a new director, here he is."
About Vyer Films
Vyer Films (www.vyerfilms.com) brings the best under- or undistributed films from around the world, as determined by festivals, critics, and our board of curators, directly to the viewers that want them: audiences looking for something new, unique, and unlike anything available at the local theatre. Packaging each rental with exclusive interviews, essays, and more, Vyer Films helps spur the kind of discussions we all want to have after seeing a great film, the ones that go on much longer than the film itself. With compelling films, thought-provoking features, and the convenience of streaming, Vyer Films wants to help you see the best movies you never could see before.