Broadband video pioneer Atom Entertainment today announced the opening of AtomFilms Studio, a new program that that will foster the creation of original content from independent producers. There are currently six projects development with dozens more planned to roll out during the course of the year. Starting this spring, the new shorts will be available for download on the AtomFilms website (www.atomfilms.com) and through its online and mobile entertainment partners.
“AtomFilms enables innovative filmmakers and animators to earn money and reach a large audience,” says Atom Entertainment 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’s first quarter development slate includes two projects from PES, including Game Over, a stop-motion homage to old-school videogames, and a unique sex story titled Cemetary Sex. The studio has also tapped Project Greenlight winners Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin to produce a vfx- driven short film titled Wanna See My Bug?
Over the years, AtomFilms has partnered with such noteworthy entities as JibJab, Aardman Animations and Joe Cartoon to offer online access to cutting-edge entertainment for more than 5 million consumers. JibJab’s 2004 political spoof, This Land, generated more than 70 million online plays, while Aardman’s Angry Kid series has been viewed online more than 20 million times in the past five years. Filmmaker Keith Thomson, who created more than a dozen animations for AtomFilms, has a pilot for a pop-starlet spoof titled Annibelle Scoops in development with MTV.