Over here at Indie Street, we practice a very indie audience-minded form of curation to make sure you don’t have to shift through a bunch of noise in order to get to the quality stuff. However, giants like Netflix, which offer thousands of genres and films - both good and….questionable - can’t be as geared towards a specific type of viewer. You can spend a lot of time rifling through titles when you could have been using that time to actually watch something instead. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a way to skip the scrolling and synopsis reading and just get to the watching action? Well, engineers over at Netflix might have found a solution in Mindflix, a sensor headband which reads your brainwaves. When wearing the prototype headband, Netflix users can browse the application without a remote control or anything! All you need is a (working) brain. With that, you can select a movie or TV show just by thinking. Mindflix works by detecting activity in your frontal lobe. The headband was successful at the company’s annual Hack Day but there’s no word yet on market release. Here’s to the future and perhaps Indie Street mind-reading headgear one day?! Until then, learn more about Mindflix by watching the video below!
This under the radar comedy from Seth Fisher strikes the poignant chords of enlightenment through dysfunction, and was one of our favorite Independent comedies of 2013. While IndieStreet typically cringes at new directors acting as leads in their films, Seth Fisher certainly is an exception and has a bright future in storytelling.
The Funnel, a short film from Andre Hyland, is universally funny because we all know someone who is like this guy, or of course we are "that guy". An instant short film classic, we look to see more from Andre! Follow his youtube channel here
IndieStreet Quick Review: "A beautifully told story about the complexities of existence...maybe revealing that humans can only truly comprehend the cyclical beauty of life before the age of 7 and after the age 87. (9/10 Street Cred rating)
IndieStreet calls it "the most organic and genuine road trip story ever put on film. Sebastian Silva's raw talent and free flowing directing style pulls us in to experience the trip, turning the audience into an extension of this eclectic group of travelers."
If you have not heard of Theo Jansen and his ongoing 20+ year project Strandbeest (Beach Animals), we would like to introduce you. These mystical moving creatures are kinetic sculptures the Dutch artist builds from PVC and move from mostly wind energy. Here is a black and white compilation he recently released of different sub species of the Strandbeest over the past two decades. #Breathtaking
A couple breaks up with each other via the use of 154 movie popular titles. Some funny moments in this one, mostly because of the general concept and its limitations. Acting-wise the waitress steals the show.
VFX software company, Red Giant, successfully features their own software while still creating an entertaining/comedic story. In this branded short film from 2012, a young filmmaker who obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.
This short film kicks ass, and maybe you have already bit witness to it and its inevitable vitality, but it's too rad not to post on IndieStreet. We don't care that its budget seems astronomical, the creativity outweighs all. Enter Danny's mind and enjoy. #streetcreds