Slamdance Studios and Hulu kicked off a new partnership on Wednesday.
The popular online video delivery site reached a deal with Slamdance Film Festival’s commercial distribution wing, Slamdance Studios, to stream a curated collection of films. The inaugural batch of Slamdance offerings includes 12 features and one documentary short.
Included among those titles immediately available is “D.I.Y.,” a documentary short featuring interviews with directors Chris Nolan (“Interstellar”) and Rian Johnson (“Star Wars: Episode VIII”); and “Tony,” a London-set thriller. Slamdance Studios also plans to add new programs to its Hulu channel on a monthly basis.
“If you want to see the best in true indie flmmaking come and experience Slamdance on Hulu,” Peter Baxter, Slamdance president & co-founder, said in a statement.
Slamdance Studios’ new Hulu agreement isn’t the company’s only current online distribution deal. Nicole Teeny’s “Bible Quiz,” winner of the Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, recently landed on Netflix.
Here’s the complete list of Slamdance titles currently available on Hulu:
A documentary about the do it yourself flmmaking movement.
“Bindlestiffs” (Directed by Andrew Edison)
Three high school virgins, suspended on a bogus graffiti charge, flee to the inner city in an attempt to live out the plot of “The Catcher In The Rye” — A book they have neither read nor understand.
“The First Season” (Directed by Rudd Simmons)
A documentary about the trials and tribulations of a couple attempting to survive their first season as dairy farmers.
“Hybrid” (Directed by Monteith McCollum)
A documentary about Milford Beeghly, a radical farmer in the 1930s who pioneered the process of genetically enhanced crops. Considered a madman, this documentary is a portrait of one man’s obsessive vision with plants.
“American Jihadist” (Directed by Mark Claywell)
Isa Abdullah Ali grew up in the ghettos of America’s capitol and was surrounded by physical and psychological violence. “American Jihadist” looks at what role violence and a lack of hope for the future play in the development of radicalism.
“OK, Good” (Directed by Daniel Martinico)
A character study of Paul Kaplan, an unremarkable actor whose increasing inability to communicate in situations where there’s no script slowly turns him into a ticking time bomb of inner rage.
“Omaha (The Movie)” (Directed by Dan Mirvish)
The story of a young man who returns home from a trip abroad to confront not just his peculiar family and friends, but also a pair of Colombian jewel thieves and a roving gang of Iowa kickboxers, culminating in a showdown at Carhenge.
“Slam” (Directed by Marc Levin)
The story of Ray Joshua, an original, gifted, young MC trapped in a war-zone housing project known as Dodge City.
“Stranger Things” (Directed by Eleanor Burke & Ron Eyal)
“Stranger Things” is the story of an unexpected encounter which leads to a surprising friendship between a vulnerable young woman and a streetwise homeless man.
“Terms And Conditions May Apply” (Directed by Cullen Hoback)
This flm reveals the information corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the consequences of clicking “I accept.”
“Tony (Directed by Gerard Johnson)”
A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb.
“Trailer Park of Terror” (Directed by Steven Goldmann)
Six troubled high schoolers and their leader become lost after their bus crashes during a raging storm. They seek refuge for the night in an abandoned trailer park, managed by a sexy woman named Norma, but things quickly take a dark turn.
“Wild In The Streets” (Directed by Peter Baxter)
An ancient football game with goals three miles apart is the lifeblood of an English market town in this documentary.
Slamdance Film Festival, billed as a Sundance alternative for emerging independent talent and innovative filmmaking, is held annually in Park City, Utah. This year’s event, the 21st, kicked off on Jan. 23 and runs through Thursday.