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Modyst Film Network

MODYST Film Network is a new streaming platform that disrupts the way independent content is disturbed and consumed on a global scale.

Modyst Film Network

MODYST Film Network is a new streaming platform that disrupts the way independent content is disturbed and consumed on a global scale.

£300
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Overview

MODYST is a new platform where independent filmmakers can directly distribute their films to a global audience. Film lovers can watch the curated content for free and premium content for a monthly subscription fee. Modyst aims to reach 18k users and 6k premium users next year.

  • MVP launched in Aug 2016 
  • Finalist at Virgin Media VOOM and listed top 40 start-ups on NUMA 
  • Video on demand market in the UK was £1.1Bn last year Freemium model.
  • Premium content accessible by paid members at £4.99pm.
Modyst Film Network
Modyst Film Network

 The Idea

MODYST is a new disruptive platform where independent filmmakers can directly distribute their films to a global audience. Film lovers can watch great curated content for free. For a modest monthly subscription fee, award-winning films and web-series are opened to our premium members.

For independent filmmakers making a film is only the beginning. Every year 100s of films fail to get distribution despite them doing well at festivals, this is mainly because of the complexity of the distribution model and studio domination while audiences don't have any easy or cost effective access to quality award winning films or content. As filmmakers and film lovers ourselves we want to bridge the gap between the two.

Film Club
Film Club

The video on demand (VOD) market in the UK was £1.1Bn last year while the global figures are set to rise to $51Bn from the current $26Bn.

Premium channel
Premium channel

 With a film distribution and streaming model that is very different from the conventional model, we want to change the way independent content is distributed, monetised and consumed.

Traction

We launched our MVP back in August 2016,

  • Featured 230+ films to the platform.
  • Approx 400k social media impressions.
  • 40k website visits.
  • Acquired 25 International film titles and partnered with international festivals.
  • Interest from national broadcaster and International multimedia channel.

With our own adaptive player & international content, we're almost ready with our Beta and need your support to launch our App on multi-platform.

A word from Jamie Cooke, COO/SVP - Discovery Communications
A word from Jamie Cooke, COO/SVP - Discovery Communications

Team

Founder Jerome Vyland and Aman Sharma
Founder Jerome Vyland and Aman Sharma

Since founding, Modyst and team have gone on to win numerous awards. Modyst is a finalist in the Virgin Media's VOOM competition and is now in the running for the national competition. Modyst is also listed in the top 40 start-ups at Barcelona NUMA programme and was in the semi-finals of the Masschallenge.

Founders

Jerome Vyland is a media professional with industry experience in tech, product design & development. Previously worked for startups including Ad-ludio & projects ranging from marketing, user experience to developing e-commerce site for international brands, he's built MODYST’s MVP & its adaptive streaming player.

Aman Sharma Having worked in the media industry he has not only seen the struggle of a filmmaker himself, but he also understands the complexity of the market & how to solve it, he is driven to disrupt the film industry, so he launched Modyst. His key skills are creative tech business, finance/Investment & content distribution.

Press Coverage
Press Coverage

Advisors

Michael Peacock - Consultant CTO - previously the CTO of Ground Six, the parent company of an online publisher of UK regional business news (Bdaily).

James Mullighan - Sector Advisor - previously festival director Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cork film festival.

Ed Fletcher - Data technology & Integration consultant - Previous credits: British Airways and Aviva.

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 Monetisation strategy

MODYST's main revenue comes from subscription of £4.99/month while our FREE channel will be monetised through advertisements.

Use of Funds

  • Content Acquisition
  • Further develop the premium channel.

Help us spread the word about MODYST Film Network!

  

Risks and challenges

We are really grateful and would like to thank you in advance for your support, however any funds raised in the company involves a degree of risk, we have identified several risk factors. i.e Technology, Finance, Content acquisition.

We are fully aware of these risks and will strive to deliver the rewards stated on Kickstarter for our supporters, please bare in mind that this is dependent on our 1st project milestone i.e investment. Based on our fundraising target we would need to develop the beta version app and use some of the funds to acquire more content for our premium channel to make it live. The team at Modyst have developed an action plan and are working towards it to minimise any risks.

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