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 is a short film with huge heart. Nominated for an Oscar in 2012, we are happy this stop animation film, written & directed by Timothy Reckart, has gained some notice from both IndieStreet and mainstream alike. Enjoy.
"The Heat" is a short documentary about Heather "The Heat" Hardy, a single mother and professional boxer who was displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Heather uses fighting to provide a living for her and her daughter, Annie, while simultaneously pushing the sport of women's boxing into the mainstream.
When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes and 48 seconds before he hits the ground. Director Campbell Hooper brings us some candid and stylistically filmed advice in this Indie short which we discovered via "Short of the Week". who always come correct with some great curation to the world of short film!
Kyle Lambert has created such a photo realistic portrait with his fingers, that the video is needed to truly appreciate his artistic process. This UK based artist used only an IPad, his fingers and the ProCreate app.
Dexter star Michael C. Hall hits the big screen with a modest mullet and an amazing supporting cast (Don Johnson, Sam Shepard, Vinessa Shaw). This first trailer comes off as being just a thriller, but this film is far more than that. Director Jim Mickle creates jarringly smooth transitions from disturbing suspense to laugh out loud comedic moments that will make you question your own sanity. Not sure how a transition could be jarring and smooth, or how you could laugh seconds after being horrifically disturbed? Neither were we until we saw this film, and for that we give Cold in July a big fat 5/5 stars.
If nothing else, Tuesday is a day for respecting some good comedy. Enter Archer's "Danger Zone" of comedic one liners in this youtube supercut compilation. "This is like O Henry and Alanis Morissette had a baby and called it this exact situation!"
A: With disgusting talent. Bryson Andres has blown up over the last year, but his heart still lies with the street. He says his favorite venue is to "perform on the streets where everyone can experience my music and just relax." Thanks Bryson for stayin' Indie and keeping it on the Street.