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IndieFlix Expands Original Content

SEATTLE, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Streaming movie and TV service IndieFlix announced today that it is expanding its involvement in making and distributing original content.

"We are known for giving independent thinkers a platform," says CEO Scilla Andreen. "Now we have grown from independent movies to TV, shorts and other platforms, including original and exclusive content."

As part of that expansion, now available only on IndieFlix is a never-seen episode of the PBS series, "The Artist Toolbox," which features musician Steve Tyrell. The show is a half hour-long interview program hosted by writer/director John Jacobsen. The program focuses on the creative process of a selection of master-level artists in disciplines such as music, architecture, comedy, fashion, acting, ballet, writing, design, etc.

Host John Jacobsen travels to the famous Café Carlyle in New York City to talk with Tyrell, a Grammy Award winning producer and legendary standards singer. With his breakthrough performance in "Father of the Bride," Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, Steve shares his inside experiences on producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from BJ Thomas, Burt Bacharach, Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Aaron Neville, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross, Mary J Blige, Blood Sweat and Tears, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Bette Midler and Stevie Wonder.

"The Artist Toolbox" also features intimate interviews with musician John Legend and chef Daniel Boulud, among others.

Another exclusive series recently released on IndieFlix is "Grow Op," a mixed genre short series about the wild frontier of the cannabis industry.

This comedic, mockumentary-styled episodic series follows the story of a pot dealer trying to start a legitimate, legal growing operation - and the misfit video team that is trying to turn his process into a 'reality show.' "Grow Op" pokes fun of both the oft-absurd cannabis industry and the TV business, and the 'Reality TV' genre in particular. It's the creation of acclaimed Filmmaker Matt Skerritt.

Also in production through The IndieFlix Foundation is "Angst," is a 60-minute documentary project that looks at anxiety, it's causes, effects and what we can do about it. With a particular focus on people under the age of 21, "Angst" will feature interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they've learned about it. It's also going to ask those charged with helping people manage their anxiety how to best deal with it. "Angst" wraps up filming in April and will be released in the fall of 2017.

IndieFlix and The IndieFlix Foundation currently have several other original series in pre-production and production.

About IndieFlix

Touted as the Netflix of independent film and founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix is a membership-based streaming service ($4.99/mo & $39.99/yr) that has become one of the most meaningful global streaming platforms in the industry. IndieFlix gives film lovers access to over 8000 high quality independent shorts, features, documentaries and web-series from 85 countries, 2500 film festivals and the top film schools. Our proprietary discovery tool, IndieFlix "Quickpick" allows you to find what to watch based on your mood. IndieFlix is available on just about any internet connected device anywhere in the world. IndieFlix's unique royalty payment system (RPM- Revenue Per Minute) pays filmmakers for every minute watched. We're not just another catalog of films online. We help you easily find what to watch while empowering filmmakers to be their own gatekeepers.  https://indieflix.com/

Media Contact: Sarah Moga, Indieflix, 619-379-1182, sarah@indieflix.com

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