Independent film fans take note: there’s a Groupon-style platform to watch indie movies online for cheap. Former Groupon exec Shawn Bercuson has a new start-up called Prescreen that will expose indie movie lovers to hidden gems and smaller titles. It works very similar to the Groupon site, sending a daily email to subscribers with movie picks that can be purchased for $4. (Trailers are available to pre-screen.) After the first day the cost will increase, but the film is available for 60 days or until it picks up distribution.
The carefully curated selection (Prescreen will only distribute 365 movies per year) means you can expect well-received features or flicks with recognizable stars. As Bercuson describes it, the site provides filmmakers and distributors “blockbuster exposure on an indie budget.” To encourage sign up, the first 5% of subscribers who jump on board will get credited back so they can spend their dough on future films. Since bigger sites like iTunes and Netflix don’t always offer smaller-scale productions, is it worth a few bucks so you can keep current on indie film projects? Hit the jump for a video demo with more details. Sign up here.