SCREEN­ING PROCESS

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - STREET WATCH -

IMAG­INE watch­ing the lat­est block­buster movies in the com­fort of your own home while they are be­ing shown in the cin­e­mas.

That’s a dream Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dent Ash Oliver and South Perth res­i­dent Eu­mir Gas­par are try­ing to make a re­al­ity.

The duo are work­ing on the con­cept Bean­bag En­ter­tain­ment, which would be a stream­ing ser­vice that would al­low peo­ple to watch new movies on their TVs, lap­tops or smart­phones.

Mr Oliver said the idea came to him af­ter want­ing to watch a new movie on­line legally but hav­ing no luck find­ing it.

“There has been lots of plan­ning in the last month and things have re­ally ramped up,” he said.

“We are go­ing to look for some crowd­fund­ing soon, be­cause we’ll need to do some trav­el­ling. d473616

“There are go­ing to be some costs as we travel to speak with dis­trib­u­tors. There are prob­a­bly more than 150 peo­ple to speak to.

“We are hop­ing to have ev­ery­thing done in six to eight months, enough time to travel and speak with every­one, and we should have some con­tent.”

Mr Oliver said he be­lieved the idea was ahead of the curve and al­though he ex­pected re­sis­tance from the big play­ers, he be­lieved he had ev­i­dence the idea could work.

“We are hop­ing to get con­tent from film fes­ti­vals, film­mak­ers and pro­vide them the ev­i­dence they can make money,” he said.

“We’ve done re­search that shows that 85 to 90 per cent of peo­ple would be in­ter­ested in some­thing like this and every­one I’ve dis­cussed it has been sup­port­ive.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

Eu­mir Gas­par and Ash Oliver.

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