Oh, here you are again. The friendly but unforgiving hint „This film is not available in your country“. This time I’m not able to watch „Third Star“ on the brand new platform „We Are Colony„. A side dedicated to independent film makers and their fans, eager to get not only the film as a whole but also more stuff you only get as extras on DVDs or Blu rays from one single place.
Laughing and crying
In the case of my beloved „Third Star“ I wrote about a while ago on and which I re watch on a regular basis I have the DVD which doesn’t contain many extras. So I was really curious to learn more about behind the scene stuff and dive into gorgeous pics from Benedict Cumberbatch who plays James. And I was not disappointed. There are deleted scenes that somehow didn’t make the final cut, pics from behind the scene, stills and interviews with the cast. Material to fill hours watching, re watching and in the case of „Third Star“ laughing and crying.
The platform works like other streaming services: after you have received your invitation – which in my case took about a day to reach my inbox – you are allowed to have a first free look around before you’ll hit a paywall. This paywall works for each film, which means you have to pay 1,99 Euro (the price and currency depends on your country) for the „Third Star“ package for example. Even if given the fact that – in my case – the film itself is not available it’s more than a fair price in exchange for what you get. And you are supporting independent films.
Another film starring Benedict Cumberbatch is „Little Favour“ . The action thriller was originally crowdfunded by fans and was so far only available on iTunes also made it to „We are Colony“. The short film comes with a huge amount of extras for 3,99 Euro only which again is very little money.
„We Are Colony“ has a friendly design which works very smoothly on my Ubuntu driven laptop and my Nexus 7 tablet. Would love to stream the films to my Google Chromecast and enjoy the stuff on my telly in the future.