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ASSIMILATE Congratulates Chilefilms, Animal VFX, Offhollywood, Metropolis Post, and Stuck On On for Sundance 2013 Nominations

2013-01-17 04:23:36

At the Sundance Film Festival 2013 in Park City, Utah (January 17 - 27), several films are on the roster for filmmakers whose post-production companies used ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH DI tools in their digital workflows. ASSIMILATE is extremely pleased to congratulate its customers for their creative DI in the following films, which are in the following Sundance categories. World Cinema Dramatic Post-production facility: Chilefilms (http://www.grupochilefilms.cl) Film: Director Alicia Scherson’s “The Future” (Il Futuro) (2013); when her parents die in a car accident, adolescent Bianca’s universe is upended. Staying alone in the family’s Rome apartment and entrusted with the care of her younger brother, Tomas, she struggles to hold things together as her place in her surreal new world becomes blurry. Cinematographer and colorist for Chilefilms: Ricardo de Angelis World Premiere Post-production and VFX facility: Stuck On On (www.stuckonon.com) Film premiere: director Richard Linklater’s “Before Midnight” (2012); we meet Celine and Jesse nine years after their last rendezvous. Almost two decades have passed since their first encounter on a train bound for Vienna, and we now find them in their early forties in Greece. Before the clock strikes midnight, we again become part of their story. http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13120/before_midnight U.S. Documentary Competition Post-production and VFX facility: Animal* (www.animalvfx.com) Film premiere: Director Steve Hoover’s “Blood Brother” (2013); the unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move from America to India and restart his life among the dispossessed – those who are infected with HIV. http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13095/blood_brother * Animal was the production company behind the film as well as the post-production house. Post-production facility: Metropolis Post (www.metpostny.com Film premiere: Directors Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic, and Lucian Reed’s “99% - The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film” (2013); in 2011, seemingly overnight, the Occupy Wall Street movement captured the imagination of our nation—and the world. From personal stories to analysis of the big-picture issues, supporters, participants and critics shed light on why and how this movement took off with such explosive force, and what it means. U.S. Dramatic Competition Post-production facility: Offhollywood (www.offhollywoodny.com) DIT: Curtis Abbott (curtabbott@gmail.com) Film premiere: Director Liz W. Grace’s “The Lifeguard” (2012); Leigh, a whip-smart former valedictorian on the verge of 30, is living a seemingly perfect life in New York. When her work aspirations and love life suddenly come crashing down, she hightails it back to the cocoon of the Connecticut hometown. Park City at Midnight (world premieres) Post-production facility: Offhollywood (www.offhollywoodny.com) Film: Director Jim Mickle’s “We Are What We Are” (2013); a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules the roost with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes. http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13041/we_are_what_we_are Post-production facility: Offhollywood (www.offhollywoodny.com) Film: Director Chris Nelson’s Ass Backwards (2013) director Chris Nelson; Kate and Chloe have been best friends since childhood when they both tied for dead last in their hometown beauty pageant. Now they are all grown up and living in New York City, where Chloe works as a “girl in a box” at a nightclub and Kate is a CEO of her own one-woman egg-donor “corporation.” http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13069/ass_backward NEXT Post-production facility: Offhollywood (www.offhollywoodny.com) Film: Director Hannah Fidell’s A Teacher (2012); Diana, a young, attractive teacher at a suburban Texas high school, is well liked by her students and colleagues. Her life seems to be following the status quo, but in reality she’s having a secret affair with her student Eric. She confides in no one but him, reveling in the teenage terrain of sexting and backseat quickies. http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13115/a_teacher "ASSIMILATE congratulates the entire family of SCRATCH artists whose films are competing at Sundance 2013", said Steve Bannerman, VP of marketing at ASSIMILATE. "We are proud to have empowered so many of the independent film and documentary makers, as well as post houses, who are using the latest SCRATCH DI tools to create high quality entertainment. Audiences around the world are continually amazed and delighted by their work, and ASSIMILATE is honored to have played a role in their craft." SCRATCH Digital Workflow Tools ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH end-to-end data workflow -- from dailies, to conform, color-grading, compositing, and through to finishing -- and SCRATCH Lab, a robust dailies or VFX review digital pipeline, deliver the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for data-centric digital cinema and episodic television productions for 2D and 3D stereo projects. Both products support multiple formats, including ARRI RAW, Sony F65 and F55, Phantom, and Canon 5D, as well as enhanced support for RED ONE, RED ONE MX, SCARLET, and EPIC at all resolutions. All versions of SCRATCH and Lab software, running on Mac OS X and Windows 7, feature SDI and 3G output via AJA Kona 3G graphics cards, fast dailies rendering, and improved metadata and time-code handling. For the latest feature film and TV credits, pricing and sales, visit www.assimilateinc.com ASSIMILATE is the premier provider of digital workflow and post-production tools that have proven essential to the successful creation of thousands of studio and independent features, television shows, music videos and corporate video productions. The company’s SCRATCH products, running on Windows and Mac OS X, are the heartbeat of today’s most demanding digital post-production and dailies workflows for 2D and stereo 3D productions. They equip directors, DPs, on-set professionals and artists with the state-of-the-art, intuitive, data-centric solutions they need to meet the continual challenges of increased creativity and productivity amid ever-shrinking budgets. ASSIMILATE’s SCRATCH data-centric DI system, is the most comprehensive, end-to-end cinema and broadcast imaging tool for playback, conform, editing, color grading, compositing and finishing for nearly all popular digital workflows, including, RED, ARRI, Sony F65 and F55, Canon 5D, Phantom, Go Pro and many more. SCRATCH Lab delivers a comprehensive toolset for the review, versioning, color correction, conform and output of on-set or VFX dailies. ASSIMILATE is a privately held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California, USA, with offices in London, UK, Groningen, NL and Beijing City, CN and markets its products worldwide via a global reseller network. To learn more, visit www.assimilateinc.com.

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