“FilmDoo is going to go way beyond where it is now. I see it as an international platform to house a great library of international films and have audiences all over the world.”
With FilmDoo currently in the midst of an exciting crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, we thought we’d take the opportunity to get to know the people behind the platform. Today we’ll be speaking to FilmDoo’s founding investor Jules Sukhabut.
So who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jules and I’m a technology entrepreneur, so I get involved a lot with startups and early stage software companies. I work with other co-founders to build them and grow them for revenue.
Speaking more specifically, what sort of companies have you worked with?
Prior to being involved with FilmDoo, I co-founded Order Dynamics. It’s a new commerce platform that also provides order management. Prior to that, I was involved with a big data centre hosting business that was sold to Canada Web Hosting, so this is all managing servers, managing firewalls, mostly hosting infrastructure for software companies
FilmDoo co-founders Weerada and William both have very international backgrounds. Would you say the same about yourself?
Yeah, I also worked in Bangkok. For about three years I had a web development company there, creating first generation websites as well as intranets. I also lived in Toronto when I did the the eCommerce business, Order Dynamics. I’ve also lived in London – full time one year, on-and-off for three years. That was during the exit, when Order Dynamics got purchased by a London firm, and part of the arrangement was to spend two years working with companies in Europe. So that’s Toronto, London and Bangkok, and now I’m in Vancouver.
When did you first hear about FilmDoo?
I was put in touch with Weerada and Will through a neutral friend of ours. This was back in January. I looked at the pitch deck and the investor profile. I loved the concept of targeting independent films from two expats that lived abroad and the product was already commercialised, it was already past development and transacting. So, when I met Weerada and Will, I loved their story, I loved their background, their experience. They were just great entrepreneurs. They had the right mentality and focus to grow their business and so on, so I decided to join them.
Do you think of yourself as a film fan as well?
I love films. Documentaries is what I’m really into, like the ones you see on Vice or HBO or Netflix. I love those types of documentaries that cover the news and the world and current events. I love films that are real human stories – love, romance, real miracles – so not really sci-fis, not really heroic, epic-type sagas, just human stories.
So where do you hope FilmDoo will go from here?
FilmDoo is going to go way beyond where it is now. I see it as an international platform to house a great library of international films and have audiences all over the world. So, beyond these crowdfunding rounds, I see FilmDoo expanding their website, as well as their applications, to allow different mediums to view their content. I see operations all the way from Asia to North America in terms of gathering content at film festivals and local content from local filmmakers, as well as distribution in Europe and North America to a wider audience. That’s where I see it going in the next two or three years.
Jules’s Top 4 Foreign Language Films:
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