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The Projector teams up with Anticipate Pictures to stream films online

Writer: Florey DM


Rental revenue from "Sorry We Missed You" will be split in half between The Projector and Anticipate Pictures.

6 Apr - Last week, The Projector revealed that it was in talks with Anticipate Pictures for a joint venture into video-on-demand service.

As announced on Anticipate Pictures' Facebook yesterday, it has included several new titles to its streaming list on Vimeo and the rental revenue from one of them will be shared with the arthouse cinema.

The particular movie is 2019 British-French-Belgian drama film, "Sorry We Missed You".

Directed by Ken Loach, the movie was selected for the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. The proceeds from its rental on the indie film distributor's Vimeo will be divided in half with The Projector.

This is part of the cinema's effort to keep business afloat during its temporary shut down for the month, due to local government's effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore.

In turn, the cinema is also supporting the film distributor by promoting the latter's films on social media.

Last weekend, the cinema posted about the film distributor's "Portrait of A Lady on Fire" watch party, which was hosted by author Amanda Lee Koe and filmmaker Kirsten Tan, and featured an Instagram Live Q&A afterwards with photographer Li Wanjie and writer-director Desiree Akhavan.

The movie was - and still is - available for rent on Vimeo for SGD9.99

Among other titles that are also available to be streamed on Anticipate Pictures' Vimeo now are "Toni Erdmann", "Girl", "So Long, My Son" and "Faces Places".

In related news, The Projector is currently running a Stay-At-Home Insta Story Short Film Competition, to encourage people to make movies while staying at home. Submission closes next week, 15 April (Wednesday).

Cinema Online, 06 April 2020


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