BeamAfilm is committed to bringing quality documentaries to 'thinking' digital audiences around the world.
We have a focus on Australian stories as well as exploring new paradigms of engagement with consumer and education markets.
Powered by state of the art video streaming and payment technologies the beamAfilm network provides easy online access, high level security and adaptive bitrate. We handle digitising, hosting, distribution, marketing and advertising around your film and then share the revenues generously with rightsholders.
Gil Scrine brings a wealth of expertise in film distribution to his role as Director of Acquisitions for beamAfilm. As a noted distributor of art house documentaries and features, Gil has forged many long-lasting relationships within the exhibition community since 1992. Known for its discerning collection of independent producer/director documentaries, Gil Scrine Films relaunched as Antidote Films along with its inclusion of many more DVD releases in 2010. Gil is also the pioneer of a new distribution philosophy known as "Community Targeted Distribution" which explores the potential for social change through the box office. Cinema Ventures links not-for-profit distribution opportunities with audiences that form around the core issues within each documentary. Gil is also an award-winning filmmaker in his own right and in 1990 was awarded the ABC/AFC Documentary Fellowship.
Louise van Rooyen brings 20 years experience in interactive media to her role as Director, Business Development for beamAfilm. Previous roles have included co-founder/MD of leading digital studio Massive Interactive; Asia Pacific head for in-game ad pioneer Massive Incorporated (MSFT) and CEO of AIMIA (Australian Interactive Media Industry Association). Through her digital consulting company, PPi established in 2001, she developed her passion for unified engagement across the various digital screens spanning internet and mobile devices, video game and connected TV. Louise has a Masters in Anthropology and has conducted fieldwork for exhibitions and books on Polynesian ritual, ceremony and daily life with noted New Zealand photographer Glenn Jowitt. She has also worked extensively in Museums, where she transitioned into the world of digital Edutainment CD-ROM and web production. In 2007 Louise was featured on BRW's 40 Biggest Players of the Australian Digital Age.
beamAfilm is the successful recipient of Screen Australia funding for creating an innovative distribution solution for new screen models. According to Kathleen Drumm, Screen Australia's Head of Marketing, beamAfilm "involves experienced players who have demonstrated a commitment to building audiences for Australian screen content outside the mainstream".
Distribute an exceptional range of politically, socially and culturally engaging documentaries for contemporary 'thinking' audiences via state of the art VOD technologies.
Increase audiences for documentary and particularly Australian documentaries and raise the status of documentary as a form/viewing experience (including feature docos).
Contribute to the industry's/filmmakers' financial sustainability by providing important sources of secondary income to filmmakers.
Operate as an independent business, dealing with independent filmmakers and celebrating independent stories, ideas, art, voices.
Facilitate high levels of interactivity around each film – extending audiences' (and filmmakers') engagement beyond the realms of a traditional screening.