ZACHARY QUINTO’S DOG EAT DOG PREMIERES ON
YouTube Channel Petsami JANUARY 30
LOS ANGELES (January 30, 2013) - FishBowl Worldwide Media, a next generation studio founded by entertainment industry veterans Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh, today announced a partnership with leading actor Zachary Quinto’s (Star Trek, American Horror Story, Heroes) production company, Before The Door Pictures, for exclusive digital distribution rights of Dog Eat Dog. The worldwide digital premiere of Dog Eat Dog is only available online on Petsami, FishBowl’s pet-centric YouTube channel.
More than 300 people contributed to the original Kickstarter campaign, contributing more than $30,000 collectively. A portion of the budget from the campaign was donated to the LA shelter system.
“I am thrilled to be able to partner with Zachary and Before The Door Pictures to distribute Dog Eat Dog as it reflects the original and inspirational programming that our audiences love,” said David Beebe, SVP and General Manager of Fishbowl’s Digital Studio, who himself has three rescue dogs from City of Los Angeles Shelters. “Dog Eat Dog allows us to continue to provide great and relevant content for our audience, as well as more cross-promotion opportunities with Revision3. It also allows the film to reach new and engaging audiences and hopefully inspire others to adopt dogs that are looking for a loving and forever home.”
“Dog Eat Dog has been a great collaboration between my company, Before The Door Pictures, my friend and director, Sian Heder, and our generous Kickstarter supporters. We are excited to be sharing it with Petsami and their fans. This story is very close to all of us, as we have all rescued or fostered dogs over the years. The story of the film is an exaggerated account of how I eventually found my rescue dog Noah, but it still reflects a bit of the reality I faced when I was looking to adopt a shelter dog. Additionally, we are incredibly honored to have Philip Baker Hall and Sharon Wilkins, both pet lovers themselves, join us to make the film,” said star of film Zachary Quinto, Before The Door Pictures.
Producers Sean Akers added, “Our goal is to reach as many people as we can, to share a great story about finding a pet in a shelter. Petsami has been a great supporter of the film and has really done a wonderful job in building a community of people who care deeply for their pets. It is rare to find such a perfect partner and we are really thrilled to share Dog Eat Dog with the Petsami community.”
Director Siân Heder described the making of the story, “funded through an overwhelmingly successful Kickstarter campaign, Dog Eat Dog is the true story of how Zachary Quinto found his first dog. During the events of his hilarious trials in attempting to adopt a shelter animal, I was there by his side. Taking notes. Preparing a great dinner party story. And that story, told on countless occasions, eventually evolved into the script for Dog Eat Dog. Dog Eat Dog is a twisted, fun, morality tale about the lengths to which some of us will go in order to get what we want.”
Dog Eat Dog joins an incredible line-up of programs from Petsami. Celebrating its one year anniversary, the self-funded YouTube channel has grown into the largest pet-centric brands with more than 35,000 subscribers and 35 million views. Petsami has garnered enormous attention with clips being used on national morning shows and major portals, making the content as sharable as originally intended.
In addition to Zachary Quinto, celebrities such as Carrie Ann Inaba of Dancing with the Stars have worked with Petsami to develop and/or distribute programs that reach a global and engaged audience of pet lovers.
Viewers can now go to www.YouTube.com/Petsami to check out Quinto’s story.
ABOUT FISHBOWL WORLDWIDE MEDIA
FishBowl Worldwide Media is an independent production company founded in 2010 by entertainment industry veterans Vin Di Bona and Bruce Gersh, with the creative team led by Susan Levison. This next generation studio is a transmedia storyteller developing properties for film, television, digital platforms and brands by partnering with marketers, digital companies and ad agencies in addition to the Hollywood creative community. Currently, FishBowl is in production on several unscripted television series including “Offbeat,” which recently aired on Fuse, “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal on truTV, “I’m Married To A…” on VH1, as well as a series for Bravo. FishBowl also has projects in development at Animal Planet, MTV and Logo. On the scripted side, projects have been sold to NBC, Fox, ABC, CW, Comedy Central, and Adult Swim.
Led by David Beebe, FishBowl's Digital division has launched hit web series, CuteWinFail, which is ranked in the YouTube Comedy Channel Top 20 with over 90 million video views; CuteWinFail's Spanish extension, LindoVictoriaFracaso, hosted by Peru's #1 YouTuber Jose Romero; Petsami, a YouTube channel for pets by pets with more than 31 million views; Toddletale a YouTube channel with baby and toddler clips and shows, and Ultimate Surprises, an original series hosted by Cameron Mathison, created for Yahoo! with 22 million views to date; and Stunt Nation, also for Yahoo!, hosted by Sal Masekela. For more information, please visit: www.fbwmedia.com
ABOUT BEFORE THE DOOR PICTURES
Founded by Corey Moosa, Neal Dodson, and actor Zachary Quinto, Before The Door Pictures won the 2012 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for producing J.C. Chandor’s MARGIN CALL which also went on to an Oscar nomination. They are in post-production on Chandor’s one-man film ALL IS LOST, starring Robert Redford, as well as Victor Quinaz’s comedy BREAKUP AT A WEDDING and Blair Erickson’s 3-D horror feature THE BANSHEE CHAPTER. They have a slate of independent and studio projects, including Quinaz’s IMPERIAL PALACE with veteran producer, Christine Vachon. BTD has a publishing deal with Archaia, through which they’ve published two acclaimed graphic novels: Mr. Murder Is Dead by Quinaz and Lucid by Michael McMillian. Lucid was recently optioned to Warner Brothers to develop as a feature film with Akiva Goldsman also producing. The company has projects in television and in the digital/interactive space as well. All three partners attended Carnegie Mellon University’s School Of Drama.