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Worcester, MA, United States, 2009/05/13 - The sci-fi film First World debuts on Hulu’s Web IndieFlix Shorts channel. The 25-minute short to stream on the world’s most popular online video service that offers hit TV shows, movies and clips.
Mark Lund, producer and writer of the 25-minute sci-fi short First World, announces the film has debuted on the popular online video service Hulu through its distributor, the Seattle, Washington based IndieFlix. First World streams on Hulu’s Web IndieFlix Shorts channel.
First World is set in the year 2018 and is a fictional account of what NASA discovered and covered up during the Apollo space program. The secret is now unraveling on the eve of the next space race to the Moon between China and the United States with the world bracing itself for the dramatic outcome.
"Having First World available on the forefront of digital distribution through Hulu is not only an honor but further presents the First World story to a worldwide audience," said Lund. "With our recent announcement of DVD release through IndieFlix and their efforts in broadening availability through online video services like Hulu, IndieFlix is a great distribution partner for independent filmmakers who want to get their work seen both commercially and artistically."
IndieFlix was founded in 2005 and is a Seattle-based independent film distribution and discovery site founded on the principles of community, promotion, syndication and transparency. IndieFlix allows independent filmmakers to non-exclusively sell their films while maintaining their rights. A pro-film and pro-filmmaker company, IndieFlix believes every movie has an audience, every filmmaker has a story to tell and each story has the right to be shared.
Founded in March 2007, Hulu is co-owned by NBC Universal, News Corp. and Providence Equity Partners. It is independently operated by a dedicated management team. Hulu's mission is to help people find and enjoy the world's premium video content when, where and how they want it. Hulu brings together a large selection of videos from nearly 150 leading content companies, including FOX, NBC Universal, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount, PBS, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and more. Hulu gives advertisers an opportunity to associate their brands with premium online video content, connect with highly engaged consumers and extend their reach beyond Hulu.com to Hulu's distribution network.
Screened at over 20 science fiction conventions in the United States, Australia, India, Japan, Ireland and the United Kingdom, First World (firstworldmovie.com) was also nominated Best Screenplay at the California Independent Film Festival and placed Top 10, Science Fiction at The Movie Deal. In 2008, First World had the distinction of screening in India at their First Ever National Discussion on Science Fiction.
The First World DVD through IndieFlix retails for $5.97.