Omeleto

About Us

Welcome to Omeleto. We showcase the most captivating works from around the world -- ranging from Oscar, Cannes and Sundance-winning directors to young, talented newcomers. If you love stories that engage, provoke, inspire and, just maybe, change your life, subscribe to us on YouTube or Facebook -- it will be amazing...

Got a film? Submit it to us for consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you produce the films?

No -- we broadcast with permission from the rights holder. Credit is shown in the description below each film. We recommend you check it out to learn more about the talented filmmakers.

Are you monetizing off filmmakers?

We don't run ads on most films -- the ones that do are often due to copyright claims by third-parties. Sometimes, a filmmaker will use unlicensed music in their work. In these cases, the music rights holder might put a claim on the film. That means ads will show with the revenue going to the record label -- not us. The record label gets paid, the filmmaker gets to use music they should have paid for, everyone's happy. If the filmmaker is okay with this arrangement, so are we.

So then what's the catch?

There's no catch. Most people don't get into filmmaking for the money, they do it for the love. We do it because we believe in a better way to get films seen -- by connecting filmmakers to a global audience who appreciates a great story. We're not an agent or a distributor or a middle man. We're not trying to sign away your rights. We're a startup that's focused getting great films seen while building a fanatical audience of film lovers. So far, we're doing it. Check out Twitter to see what audiences are saying about us. We'll figure out the money later.


Our Story

We started Omeleto to solve a problem. Filmmakers spend a lot of time and money making great films, then spend just as much trying to get it seen. The film festival circuit can get costly -- registration fees add up, not to mention the cost of travel and attendance. And that's if you get it -- often times it's political. Who does your agent know on the selection committee?

Then, after the rounds are over, you can put the film online, but as Sundance Programmer Mike Plante explains, "If you put your short online the good news is many people can watch it. But the real news is that 10 people will watch it -- even if you are the hottest thing. There is just so much stuff online. Putting something online just isn't enough."

There had to be a better way.

We had this idea that short films were the ideal medium in the age of mobile devices. And that "mobile cinema" is going to be the next big thing. Consumers -- with ever-shortening attention spans -- can't watch a 90-minute feature on a phone. But they can watch a 12-minute short. Personal, bite-sized and premium -- ideal for a lunch break, train ride or bathroom break.

How often do you watch a film in a theater? Maybe once a week or month? Now, how often do you watch a video online. Probably several times daily. Now, expand that globally.

We want to give independent films the reach that no festival can offer -- on a world stage for free. This is the digital age. Conventional barriers to entry shouldn't stop great films from reaching millions who love them.

If you have a great film and you'd like some help getting it seen, feel free to get in touch with us. Thanks.


Testimonials

I was excited to work with Omeleto from an audience perspective. As a filmmaker, it's hard to get your film seen and with Omeleto I was certain that my film could reach an audience that was much broader than the film festival or vimeo audience. As a filmmaker my biggest problem is twofold - finding funding and finding distribution that gets my film seen At the moment, I think Omeleto's network and ability to promote my film not only rivals, but exceeds what's available (like Vimeo Staff Pick). They're able to help me find an audience in a way I'd never be able to do on my own. -Emily Sheskin of Girl Boxer

Working with Omeleto was very fruitful. My short Jada has over 14 million views on the channel, a type of exposure I never imagined for it. And the feedback has been tremendous. I'd love to work with you guys again. -Doug Roland of Jada

I've been grateful for Omeleto to help build me an audience as I'm starting my career. I get dozens of emails from fans a week which is enjoyable. -Jack Anderson of Wire Cutters

We could not have imagined our film "Eric & Peety" would go viral with tens of millions of views. Omeleto surpassed every other avenue in reaching viewers around the world. We were amazed and extremely pleased with the reach and the engagement in terms of comments and sharing. Since then, Omeleto has helped reach tens of millions more viewers for our subsequent three films collectively, in large part thanks to their creative efforts. It was remarkable to see how their experiments with "Josh & Scout" generated 15M views starting from the special Memorial weekend push. Beyond the impressive global reach that Omeleto brings to Mutual Rescue's films, we are pleased at how aligned we are in our desire to inspire people to take compassionate action. We know that Omeleto understands and supports what drives Mutual Rescue, and we value their goal of focusing on storytelling. We hope to expand our international audience through Omeleto, given Mutual Rescue's popularity abroad. -David Whitman of Mutual Rescue

Omeleto respects copyrights and has obtained permission to broadcast all our films. If you believe this film should not be broadcasted on our channel, please contact legal [at] omeleto [dot] com to remedy the situation.