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AtomFilms Names Vance Malone’s “Ocularist” In Top Ten Short Films Of 2004

Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2004

Award-winning Internet site today named Vance Malone’s eight-minute documentary short “Ocularist” #6 on its Top Ten list of 2004. Actively pursued by Atom Films’ Director of Acquisitions, Megan O’Neill, director Vance Malone finally agreed this year to license his 8-minute short “Ocularist” to the prestigious film site. “It was the best short film I saw at Sundance [2003],” said O’Neill. “The images really stuck with me.”

“Ocularist” became a featured addition to the AtomFilms site in September 2004. (

Malone filled the dual roles of director and editor for the documentary filmed in Portland by Food Chain Films. Produced by Kevin Sullivan, “Ocularist” highlights the work of Fredric Harwin, a local medical illustrator who creates beautifully lifelike, custom acrylic eyes. Disturbingly captivating, “Ocularist” electrifies the senses of sight and sound, demonstrating its theme of altered eyesight with artful camera angles and creative editing. The original soundtrack from Portland composer Auditory Sculpture is weaved seamlessly into the story line, mixing vocal tracks with the music to drive the narrative and enhance the emotional response. “I wanted the viewer to experience, rather than casually observe, this film,” said the director.

Other Ocularist highlights:

2003 Sundance Film Festival – Honorable Mention – Shorts Programme

2003 SXSW Film Festival – Special Jury Award

2003 Florida Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize

2003 Full Frame Film Festival – Special Jury Prize

2003 Arizona International Film and Video – Best Documentary Short

2003 International Documentary Association – Nominee for Best Documentary Short

2003 One Reel Film Festival – Curator’s Choice Nominee

About AtomFilms:

AtomFilms is where the web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning website ( provides on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalogue of over 1,000 world-class shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, California, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader AtomShockwave Corp. More than 20 million entertainment fans visit the AtomFilms/Shockwave sites each month.



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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2004 -

AtomFilms and CustomFlix today announced that for the first-time, short film fans can peruse the award-winning AtomFilms collection online, select their favorite films, and order a customized DVD. This new capability is made possible with today’s release of the AtomFilms Custom DVD Store (, powered by CustomFlix’s Build-Your-Own DVD™ service.

The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service is a major step forward in the distribution of on-demand entertainment. It is the first service that enables users to select the specific independent films they want and enjoy a custom compilation of the content in a high-quality DVD format. AtomFilms fans can also build and personalize their short film DVD collection to send as unique gifts this holiday season.

AtomFilms is the perfect partner for the CustomFlix launch, providing a large audience and an extensive selection of high-quality films. In the summer of 2004, AtomFilms ( was the most visited movie-site on the Internet (Nielsen, July 2004). At launch, over 125 of the most popular AtomFilms shorts will be available through the CustomFlix Build-Your-Own service, making this the largest DVD distribution program in the 6-year history of AtomFilms.

The available films represent all genres — comedy, action, drama, animation, and more. The collection includes film festival award winners, Academy Award nominees, innovative filmmaking talent, and well-known stars including Amanda Peet, Neve Campbell, and David Alan Grier.

“Millions of viewers come to AtomFilms to discover the world’s best short film and animation,” said AtomFilms VP of Marketing, Scott Roesch. “Now thanks to CustomFlixÂ’s Build-Your-Own DVD service, our viewers can select their favorite shorts and enjoy them anywhere – from their living room to an airplane.”

“AtomFilms offers the most prestigious collection of short film available online today,” said David T. Huerta, VP Strategic and Business Development. “Our partnership unlocks a powerful combination: award-winning content, the reach of the Internet, the appeal of DVD, and the power of giving consumers a choice. Together AtomFilms and CustomFlix are changing the way people experience short films.”

Pricing and Availability

The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service is available today at Visitors can create a personalized DVD compilation of AtomFilms short films by simply clicking to select their favorite clips.

Buyers can choose up to 10 clips or a total of 90 minutes of footage onto one DVD. Each video clip can be up to a maximum of 30 minutes in duration. The discÂ’s content and packaging is personalized based on the selected films

DVDs are sold for $ 19.95. Once a buyer selects the clips for their compilation, CustomFlix produces professional full-color shelf-ready DVDs on-demand and fulfills directly to the customer.

About AtomFilms

AtomFilms is where the Web goes to watch movies. Its award-winning Web site ( offers on-demand viewing of a diverse and distinguished catalog of over 1,000 shorts in every genre, enabling new and innovative artists to reach millions of viewers worldwide. Based in San Francisco, CA, AtomFilms is a service of digital entertainment leader AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit and

About CustomFlix

CustomFlix Labs, Inc., the pioneers of on-demand video publishing, is democratizing film distribution to help independent filmmakers, video makers, educators, and content owners make their programs available to a worldwide audience. The CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD service extends the flexibility of the companyÂ’s on-demand DVD publishing and fulfillment services, to deliver revolutionary new ways to easily and affordably distribute video programs on DVD. The company also offers traditional DVD Duplication, DVD Replication, and DVD Production services. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

AtomFilms Contact:

Elisa Greene

AtomShockwave Corp.

(415) 503-2490

CustomFlix Contact:

John Geyer

CustomFlix Labs Inc.

(831) 457-5907

AtomFilms is a trademark of AtomShockwave, CustomFlix and CustomFlix Build-Your-Own DVD are trademarks of CustomFlix Labs, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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