With the slow turgid demise of the DVD and the control freakery of the streamers we have embarked on “the third way”….
Welcome to Pay On Demand!
Vimeo has always been good to us and seems very civilised, (whereas we have had “difficulties” with ‘You Tube’).
The question is “will people pay?”, can we distract them from Facebook updates, netflix and a thousand distractions to sitting down, on a dark cold night and concentrating on the simplest form of story telling? We have a fantastic product with Whistle, and a ready made audience of keen followers of Nunkie. More excitingly we can now present this to the world. If this works then it could be a taste of things to come, Television is Dead, Long live television!
Over to the creative director of Nunkie, Robert Lloyd Parry;
On October 31st we are releasing online a much requested item: a screen version of ‘Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad.’ This is a straightforward, no frills rendition of a performance of M R James’s great tale of nocturnal terror. It was filmed on location in Hemingford Grey Manor in Cambridgeshire, in a single take, by the light of single candle. From noon on Hallowe’en it will be yours to download
We are hoping that on Hallowe’en night M R James fans all over the planet will settle down with a bowl of soup and a glass of whisky, and indulge in one of the most sublimely pleasing terrors of them all.