VOLTA ANNOUNCES CONTENT PARTNERSHIP WITH ARTIFICIAL EYE

The Irish Video on Demand platform Volta today announced a new content partnership with leading UK Distributor Artificial Eye, coinciding with the VOD release of Holy Motors, which is now available to stream or download on Volta.

Volta (Best E-Commerce Website, 2012 Irish Web Awards) offers an online catalogue of Irish and international independent films to a nationwide audience. The partnership with Artificial Eye, one of the UK’s leading distribution companies, will bring a host of new releases and classic titles to the popular ‘pay as you watch’ video-on-demand site.

Artificial Eye titles already available on the site include Holy Motors, the Leon Carax hit of Cannes 2012 which stars Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes, 360 which stars Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel Weisz and Life During Wartime directed by Todd Solondz, starring Ciarán Hinds and Allison Janney.

Recent releases which will be added to the site include the 2013 Academy Award Best Picture Nominee Amour, directed by Michael Haneke, Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa(Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening) and Alps, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth). The Artificial Eye catalogue also includes titles such as Code Unknown, Funny Games, The Piano Teacher and Hidden by Michael Haneke, Antichrist andMelancholia by Lars von Trier, Of Gods And Men, The Maid and Waltz With Bashiramong many others.

Speaking of the partnership, Andrew Lowe, CEO of Volta said “We are proud to partner with Artificial Eye and host their excellent collection of films on Volta. Our objective is to bring the best of Irish and independent cinema into homes across the country and the titles available to us through this new partnership represent a great opportunity for Irish audiences to watch internationally acclaimed films at home. This is a great step forward for Volta and we look forward to announcing more great additions and partnerships in the coming months”.

Philip Knatchbull, CEO of Curzon Artificial Eye, says: “We’re delighted to have a deal in place with Volta, and to have our films available to their audience across Ireland.”

Artificial Eye joins Film 4, Momentum Pictures, Revolver Entertainment, Pathé, Dogwoof, Element Pictures Distribution and many other Irish and international distributors whose titles are available to watch through the Volta website and the recently launched Volta Facebook App.