Film is one of the greatest mediums of human expression, the stories told and the journeys audiences are taken on can be life changing. Although many people in the UK and across the world, will only experience Hollywood productions and this primarily due to a lack of outlets disturbing films from around the world. In recent years, film lovers the world over have started to explore the depths of cinematic experiences from around the globe and Film Doo was created to help broaden that palette.
Founded in 2014 by Weerada Sucharitkul and William Page, Film Doo was created as home for film and film lovers from every corner of the world. With a vast selection of films from award winning shorts to the most surreal Japanese horror, Film Doo are building a diverse library and community. They are not playing the role of gate keeper, instead seeking suggestions and working with their members to build a library of film and critique for audiences to enjoy.
Members have free access to the Film Doo site which allows them to browse the vast catalogue of films, read reviews and watch a selection of short films from across the globe. There’s no subscription fee, users pay for what they want to watch. However the site is built in a way that will give you a gentle push in the right direction; films are categorised by country or continent of origin as well as the theme (genre) of the film. At the top of the discovery page is a box which slides through new and up coming films, providing a brief snippet of information: title, country or origin, year of release, run time and a short description. And for those unable to decide there is Film Doo Focus, a curated selection of four films all similar in theme but from different corners of the world or vice versa.
The founders are film lovers and they’ve built a platform to share their passion for film with a global community of fellow film buffs. The word ‘Doo’ is thai and means to watch; see or look. Film Doo is pushing the boundary of film exploration, opening the audiences to a world of film many would never have the pleasure of experiencing.