Atom Ent. announced the opening of AtomFilms Studio, a new program which invests in independent producers to create broadband entertainment. AtomFilms Studio announced six development projects and plans to produce dozens more projects during the course of the year. New shorts from AtomFilms Studio will be distributed beginning this spring on the award-winning AtomFilms website (www.atomfilms.com) and its online and mobile entertainment partners.
"AtomFilms enables innovative filmmakers and animators to earn money and reach a large audience," said Atom Ent. ceo Mika Salmi. "AtomFilms Studio increases our commitment and value to content creators, giving them an environment to develop new projects and advance their careers all while maintaining creative control."
AtomFilms Studio projects for Q1 include:* CASUAL ENCOUNTERS, from Mike Mohan. A six episode reality series inspired by Craigslist's Casual Encounters section.* WANNA SEE MY BUG, from Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin. A special effects-driven short by the winners of Project Greenlight 2.* NEW BOOBS, from Matthew Bonifacio. The comedy by Sundance alum (LBS) follows young woman, obsessed with her flat chest and her handsome neighbor, who contemplates breast implants to win his affection.* DOG YEARS CHAPTER 2, from Sam Hearn and Richard Penfold. The sequel to an international award-winner follows the continuing adventures of Ben and his owner.* Two Projects from PES, GAME OVER and CEMETARY SEX. The award-winning filmmaker brings a stop-motion homage to old school videogames and a unique sex story.
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. For more information, visit www.atomfilms.com.