Australasian indie distributor Umbrella Entertainment has announced a November 23rd launch date for ‘Brollie’, an ad-supported streaming service (AVOD) for that market which claims to be the first free streaming platform specializing in Australian film and TV content.

The boutique streamer will launch with over 300 titles, many of which aren’t available on other streaming platforms. Special features, usually confined to disc extras, will also be available to watch with these titles.

Notable films include Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook,” Gregor Jordan’s “Two Hands,” Kimble Rendall’s “Cut,” and Alan White’s “Erskineville Kings” as well as the sport-themed TV series “Sweat” which launched the careers of Heath Ledger and Martin Henderson.

Collections within the service include Australian Nightmares which explores the best of Aussie horror, and All Out Ozploitation which showcases classic genre films from the 1970s and 1980s – the kind of films portrayed in the highly acclaimed “Not Quite Hollywood” documentary.

Brollie will also boast an Indigenous Australia including multiple legendary Aussie films starring David Gulpilil which include Peter Weir’s “The Last Wave,” Nicolas Roeg’s “Walkabout” and Henri Safran’s “Storm Boy”. There’s also a documentary slate.

Subscribers will be invited to be part of the Brollie Film Club, with an in-house team handpicking the best of the catalogue twice a month. A new podcast titled “Sunburnt Screens” and hosted by Alexei Toliopoulos will launch at the same time.

Brollie will be available through the Apple and Google Play Store and on devices like Apple TV and Chromecast along with being on the web.

Source: Variety

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