‘Stardust’ Revolutionizes ‘Reaction Content’ On New App Where Social and Entertainment Media Collide
Brand New Mobile Phone App Puts Film And TV Feedback In Hands Of Fans, Giving Consumers an Unprecedented Platform To Express And Share Real Time Reactons Amongst Friends And Fans
Los Angeles, CA (July 10, 2017) – Social media novices, influencers and enthusiasts alike can now utilize the easy-to-use and free-to-download Stardust mobile phone app to rate and react to the latest in film and television, and share with their friends. From current reviews of top trending film and TV titles, to nostalgia-driven commentary, and niche genre shout-outs, Stardust creates an interactive environment for all, free from professional critics, distracting ads and content clutter. Featuring user-generated reaction videos, alongside movie trailers and local cinema showtimes, Stardust is the pre- and post-viewing destination for film and TV buffs, providing a platform for reactions, plus unprecedented access to an ever-growing database of real reviews, from real people, in real time.
Movie tech leader Vista Group teamed up with a former Google engineer, Geoff Plitt, to build the app. Stardust blends its parent company’s film and entertainment industry roots with the latest in consumer technology and social media trends. Stardust’s innovative design empowers users to voice their honest and unfiltered opinions in the form of quick and catchy 3-30 second video segments, while cultivating a sense of community among film and TV fans, from the casual viewer to die-hard fans and media personalities.
“When it comes to deciding what to watch next, there’s nothing more powerful than a recommendation from a friend,” says Derek Forbes, Chief Operating Officer of Vista Group. “Film and TV fan communities are some of the most passionate and engaged out there, and we built Stardust to bring their discussion of movies and shows to life, amplified with the power of mobile, video, and social media. Even during beta testing, a lot of our users told us they went to see movies because of watching friends reactions about them on Stardust, which is ultimately what this app is all about. Now that we’ve launched, we are all looking forward to creating that same kind of buzz around movies on a much bigger scale!”
Hitting the app market in May 2017, Stardust quickly amassed an organic and growing following, already catching the eyes of renowned movie reviewers Movieweb.com and Schmoes Know. With more exciting partnerships and promotions in the pipeline for 2017 and beyond, Stardust is moving quickly towards its goal of driving movie attendance and TV tune-in by leveraging the power of social proof and user-generated video content.
Stardust is a mobile community of film & TV fanatics sharing video reactions to movies and shows. As a social network oriented around entertainment, Stardust drives movie attendance and TV tune-in by encouraging discussion amongst friends and fans. Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
ABOUT VISTA GROUP INTERNATIONAL
Vista Group International (Vista Group) is a public company, listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges (NZX & ASX: VGL). Vista Group provides cinema management, film distribution and customer analytics software to companies across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions, the core business of the Group. Movio (data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based SaaS software for the Independent Circuit Market), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Cinema Intelligence (business intelligence solutions), and POWSTER (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) provide products that leverage the success of this platform into other parts of the film industry; from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the moviegoer experience. Vista Group has over 500 staff across nine offices in New Zealand (Auckland headquarters), Sydney, Los Angeles, Dallas, London, the Netherlands, Romania, Capetown and Shanghai.
For more info visit www.stardust.co