Atom Ent. Inc. announced that four new short films developed by AtomFilms Studio are premiering simultaneously May 24, 2006, on the AtomFilms website (www.atomfilms.com) and on mobile phones. Ranging in length from one to five minutes apiece, the new shorts provide unique comic perspectives on dating, classic videogames, canine friendships and even breast enhancements.
Since its founding in 1998, AtomFilms has paid its filmmakers and animators a share of revenue, which, to date, has totaled millions of dollars. AtomFilms Studio builds on that tradition by funding new films by producers with a proven ability to connect with audiences on the AtomFilms site and beyond.
Filmmakers involved in the productions launching today include Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin, the team that won PROJECT GREENLIGHT season 2 and directed the theatrical feature, BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS; stop-motion filmmaking star PES; and film festival award-winners Sam Hearn, Richard Penfold and Matthew Bonifacio.
"At a time when the Internet and mobile services are being flooded with commoditized content, AtomFilms continues its focus on original short-form entertainment," said Mika Salmi, ceo of Atom Ent. "The AtomFilms Studio premieres showcase AtomFilms' unique ability to develop quality original entertainment in partnership with the industry's most innovative creators, and distribute it digitally to mass-market audiences."
The first AtomFilms Studio releases are:
GAME OVERDirected by: PESGenre: Stop-motion animationRuntime: 1 minuteSynopsis: A stop-motion homage to old school videogames, including classics like PAC-MAN and FROGGER.Past work by PES on AtomFilms: ROOF SEX, THE MAKING OF ROOF SEX and PEE-NUT
INSEXDirected by: Efram Potelle and Kyle RankinRuntime: 3 minutesGenre: Comedy, HorrorSynopsis: This effects-driven short has an important tip: If you're on a hot date and the girl wants to "show you her bug" for the love of god say no!Past work by Potelle & Rankin on AtomFilms: THEY CAME TO ATTACK US
DOG YEARS, CHAPTER 2Directed by: Sam Hearn and Richard PenfoldRuntime: 4 minutes 30 secondsGenre: ComedySynopsis: This sequel to an international award-winner is a comedy that is anything but neutered.Past Work by Hearn and Penfold on AtomFilms: DOG YEARS, CHAPTER 1
NEW BOOBSDirected by: Matthew BonifacioRuntime: 5 minutesGenre: ComedySynopsis: A young woman obsessed with her flat chest considers an augmentation to win her handsome neighbor's affection.
AtomFilms Studio has several more original shorts and series in development, and is accepting pitches from qualified producers. For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com/submit.
A marketer and distributor of broadband entertainment, Atom Ent. (formerly AtomShockwave Corp.) was formed by the 2001 merger of Internet pioneers Shockwave.com and AtomFilms. Shockwave.com offers a broad selection of online games that attract players of all ages. AtomFilms provides on-demand viewing of more than 1,000 world-class film and animation titles ranging from one to 30 minutes in length. In 2005, Atom Ent. acquired the online games portal, AddictingGames. Shortly after, the online video directory AddictingClips was developed offering consumers one destination for the best clips across the Web.