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A collection of what we've been up to, what we're thinking about, and where we're all going.

Join us today in celebrating Technology, Entertainment, and Design as we livestream TEDxLowerEastSide, a day of talks devoted to the theme of The Hero's Journey and the monomyth. Iris MediaWorks, partnering with Watchitoo, Chemistry Creative, and TED, will be live streaming the event all day on "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell The TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. We hope you join us!

Our creative director, Collin Holmes, designed and built Super Pre-Roll with takeover for Sofia the First's movie. The ad unit just won the Silver Medal for a Children's Program Campaign Using Multiple Media at the PromaxBDA Promotion, Marketing, and Design competition. Sofia the First is an animated television series featuring Disney Princesses, starring Ariel Winter as Sofia, a young girl on the verge of becoming a princess. Congratulations Collin!

Richard Propes at The Independent Critic just reviewed Illegal (formerly Ilegales) quite favorably. A few choice quotes:

"The the award-winning Traffic in the way that it permeates the lives of its characters rather than simply making a political statement...Illegal is the kind of film that makes you think and it's the kind of film that will have audiences talking after watching it...[the] one thing that I appreciated the most about the film it's that it took its fundamental question of "What lines would you cross for a better life?" and made it accessible and thought-provoking for American audiences."
If you haven't yet seen the film, you can pick up a copy at Amazon. See the trailer below.

Alternate Sides, a short film that Noah Workman and Patrick T. Rousseau were consulting producers on, has won "Best Short Film" at the Golden Egg Film Festival. Directed by Olenka Denysenko, Alternate Sides is a short film about alternate side parking in New York City. In addition to Best Short Film, Alternate Sides won best supporting actor for Brian Coates. Additionally, Alternate Sides was nominated for Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Pohly. Congratulations to all who helped make this film happen!

Illegal, our feature film formerly known as Ilegales, is now on available for purchase on Amazon. We are very excited that another of our features is now widely available to consumers. "In Juarez, a Mexican day laborer chooses to help his childhood friend traffic illegal migrant workers across the border despite his wife’s fears. A young mother, after waiting 7 years to cross legally, flees Juarez in a desperate attempt to get her son the medical treatment he needs in America. In New Mexico, an illegal immigrant waiting for naturalization sells drugs to pay the bills for his American born children. Their paths collide when a low level Mexican gangster tries to work up the ladder to gain favor with the “Don” of Juarez, risking their lives as he traffics people and drugs across the border." Ilegales Review on Jezebel, Jenna Sauers at Jezebel, calls Illegal: "a stunning indie film