discover.film Signs Content Partnership Deal With Samsung TV Plus
discover.film will provide quality shorts to Samsung TV Plus curated from its extensive and growing library of thousands of the best short films from around the world
discover.film announces it has signed a content partnership deal with Samsung TV Plus in the UK, bringing high quality, short form movies and entertainment programming to the platform for the first time. The content will be 100% free to watch in Samsung TV’s ad-supported ecosystem.
As part of the content partnership, discover.film will deliver a curated selection of quality shorts, with new titles set to be added to Samsung TV Plus each month.
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Sarah Thomson, CEO & Co-founder of discover.film said “We are thrilled to have signed a partnership with Samsung TV Plus to showcase the most entertaining quality short form content to their audience. This partnership builds upon our mission to make quality shorts mainstream.”
The news today supports Samsung TV Plus’s ambition to bring the best quality entertainment to its ever-growing audience.
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Award-winning titles are set to include:
The Karman Line
When a mother is hit by a rare condition that sees her lift off the ground at a slow but ever- increasing rate, her husband and daughter struggle to cope. Starring Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman. Director: Oscar Sharp. Duration: 25 minutes
Benedict Cumberbatch plays a young terminally ill dad who decides it’s time to reconnect with his long lost brother. Director: Nick White. Duration: 11 minutes
When a misjudged referendum on capital punishment comes back 50.9% in favour of hanging, a group of junior civil servants meet on the first day of their new job in the Department of Capital Punishment. Award winning semi-improvised political satire starring Harry Enfield and Jon Snow. Director: Freddy Syborn. Duration: 15 minutes
Then & Now
Filmed entirely in lockdown this gripping three-part series follows the reunion of two old friends. As the couple reminisce of their 30- year friendship they slowly reach the trigger for their eventual estrangement. Shot entirely on Zoom, actors Kacey Ainsworth (Eastenders) and Liam Tobin (Coronation Street) keep the tension high in a drama with nowhere to hide. Directors: Simon Wade & Paul Wade. Duration: 3 x 8 minutes
Tony & The Bull
A peek into the life of Tony, a former butcher, and his sole companion Scrunch, a fully- grown tea-bag stealing, cigarette munching, highland bull, who share a home together.
Director: John MacFarlane. Duration: 16 minutes
11year old Viola struggles to come to terms with the death of her older brother. It’s only when a letter from a stranger leads her on an emotional path of discovery that she eventually finds comfort. 2020 BAFTA nominated drama from award-winning music video director Hector Dockrill. Director: Hector Dockrill. Duration: 19 minutes
Two toads take a tour of a deserted mansion unaware of its recent sinister past in this stunning Oscar nominated French CG animation from the Illogic Collective Directors: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro. Duration: 7 minutes
One Small Step
50 years after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon ‘One Small Step’ introduces Luna, an ambitious young Chinese- American girl with dreams of becoming an astronaut. Her journey is not without hurdles but with the support of her father she finally makes it to the stars. Oscar nominated animation from Taiko Studios. Director: Bobby Pontillas & Andew Chesworth. Duration: 8 minutes
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