SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atom Entertainment Inc.(TM), the broadband entertainment leader, announced that four new short films developed by AtomFilms Studio(TM) are premiering simultaneously today 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 video games, 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. Announced in January, 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, chief executive officer of Atom Entertainment, Inc. "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:
-- Directed by: PES
-- Genre: Stop-motion animation
-- Runtime: 1 minute
-- Synopsis: A stop-motion homage to old school video games, including classics like Pac-Man and Frogger.
-- Past work by PES on AtomFilms: Roof Sex, The Making of Roof Sex, and Pee-Nut
-- Directed by: Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin
-- Runtime: 3 minutes
-- Genre: Comedy, Horror
-- Synopsis: 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 2
-- Directed by: Sam Hearn and Richard Penfold
-- Runtime: 4 minutes 30 seconds
-- Genre: Comedy
-- Synopsis: 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
-- Directed by: Matthew Bonifacio
-- Runtime: 5 minutes
-- Genre: Comedy
-- Synopsis: 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 currently accepting pitches from qualified producers. For more information, please visit http://atomfilms.com/submit.
AtomFilms(R) is the world's leading channel for original short-form entertainment. The award-winning AtomFilms Web site (www.atomfilms.com) offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of more than 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. AtomFilms is a service of broadband entertainment leader Atom Entertainment, Inc. (formerly AtomShockwave Corp.) based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit www.atomfilms.com and www.atomentertainment.com.
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Source: Atom Entertainment Inc.