MONDO has picked up exclusive SVOD rights for the US and Canada for director Nick DiLiberto’s hand-animated feature film Nova Seed, from Toronto-based House of Cool. The flick will make its streaming debut on the recently launched MONDO Channel on VRV (from Ellation) on March 28.
The latest addition to MONDO’s animation content library is an epic sci-fi labor of love which has been creating a stir on the festival circuit — especially since DiLiberto drew every frame of Nova Seed himself by hand … all 60,000 of them. The film had its US premiere at Fantastic Fest and has also screened at Fantasia Film Festival (nominated for the Satoshi Kon Award) and the Carrefour du Cinema d’Animation in Paris.
“Nova Seed is a groundbreaking work of passion and vision, and it’s exactly the kind of animation that MONDO is all about, so we’re proud that it is joining our amazing collection of streaming animated content,” said MONDO’s Chief Creative Officer, Brendan Burch.
Nova Seed is an action-packed, post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure that follows a lion-man “Neo-Animal Combatant” (or NAC) and the Nova Seed, a mystic force of nature that takes the form of a girl. The NAC must save the Nova Seed from the evil Dr. Mindskull, who is bent on remaking the world in his image.
Written, directed and animated by Nick DiLiberto (who previously worked on such projects as Asura’s Wrath, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood and Mass Effect), Nova Seed was produced by Joe DiLiberto, with Ricardo Curtis (The Book of Life, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc.), Adele DiLiberto, John DiLiberto, Nick DiLiberto and Wes Lui (The Book of Life, Ice Age, Dragons: Race to the Edge) as executive producers.
MONDO is a Los Angeles based producer and distributor of original animated content created for adults 18-34. In addition to its VRV channel, MONDO operates the most-viewed animation channel on YouTube (3.5 billion+ views), and has created TV projects Night Sweats (Adult Swim Canada), Like, Share, Die (Fusion) and Happy Tree Friends (MTV). More at mondomedia.com.