Richard S. Hartmetz founded Starry Night Publishing in 2012 to assist authors who wanted to become published find an outlet for their work. In 2014, the company expanded into video, offering classic movies on DVD. Now, we would like to begin offering a streaming service for classic films, so that they have a home alongside modern blockbusters.
We are offering a unique opportunity to be part of a movement in the field of entertainment. For far too long, classic movies have been overlooked in favor of modern blockbusters. Sure, everyone loves “Star Wars,” however, thousands of classic films exist, that showcase some of the best writing, acting, and directing that has ever come out of Hollywood. These are the motion pictures that put the “class” in classic.
These are the films that Netflix won’t stream. These are the films that you won’t find on the shelves in Walmart, or your local video store. These are movies that would never even get made today. Try to find them online and you will discover that they are “Currently Unavailable” if you can find a listing for them at all. That’s not fair!
Starry Night Video wants to provide access to thousands of movies, featuring mega-stars like John Wayne, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, and many others, as well as lesser-known titles, many of which haven’t been seen since their initial release.
Our plan is to create GoldenFlix, which will stream thousands of rare and hard-to-find classic films, for a small subscription fee. We require funding to set up this streaming service and acquire the films. The more funding we receive, the more films we will be able to acquire and more bandwidth we will be able to provide. If we receive enough funding, we will also be able to acquire classic television shows, from the golden-age of TV.
This will be YOUR service; a unique opportunity to preserve classic movies and short features from 1900 to 1980, and share them with future generations, commercial-free. We also want to provide a home for independent film projects, so that they can be viewed by others.
The first 50 people who donate $10 or more, will receive 10% off the monthly subscription rate for one year. The first 50 people who donate $25 or more, will receive 25% off the monthly subscription rate for one year. The first 50 people who donate $50 or more, will receive 50% off the monthly subscription rate for one year. The first 50 people who donate $100 or more will receive a free one-year subscription. Donate $1,000 or more and receive a free one-year subscription, a “GoldenFlix” t-shirt, and your choice of one of the acquired classic movies on DVD.