RHYME ANIMAL: Crafty Cannibal Serial Killer or Cunning Linguist?

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The Award Winning Web Series Scores Top Prize at the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival and Sets Its Sights on Beverly Hills

Adapted from the official selection in the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner, RHYME ANIMAL (the web series) won the MABFF Best Web Series Award October 9th, 2010. Over 70 films screened at the 4th Annual Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival 2010 with RHYME ANIMAL walking away with the top prize in the newly added Best Web Series category.

On October 24, 2010 RHYME ANIMAL is set to screen as an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Television & New Media Film Festival.

RHYME ANIMAL follows an ambitious hip-hop DJ Judah who rides the coattails of an up-and-coming rapper. One problem: the rapper might also be a cannibalistic serial killer.

Watch this space for the soon to be announced launch of the series on a premiere web television network.

For updates join us at: http://www.facebook.com/rhymeanimal

The diverse cast and crew include…

Al Thompson (creator of Johnny B. Homeless, Lenox Avenue), Craig “muMs” Grant (HBO’s Oz), and Bridget Barkan (Sherry Baby).

Award-winning director Phil Roc (Best Director, Gotham International Film & Video Festival).

Co-writers Aaron F. Schnore (HBO’s NYILFF Best Feature 2009) and Billy Fox (Fade In Magazine’s Writer’s Network Grand Prize Winner).

Creator Jorge Rivera and co-writer/co-producer Aaron Schnore’s branded content web series THE UNPROTECTED was a finalist at NATPE's 2010 Branded Entertainment NextTV Competition and was nominated for an Honorary Webby Award in 2010.

Rivera is also Head Writer on Al Thompson’s web series LENOX AVENUE -- staring Michael K. Williams and Jamie Hector (both of HBO’s the Wire).

Accolades for the series include:

Finalist - Independent Television Festival (2010)
Winner - HBO/NYLIFF Pitch-a-thon (2009)
Finalist - NATPE/LATV Fest Competition (2009)
Finalist - NEXTV’s Web Series/TV Competition (2009)

ABOUT RHYME ANIMAL
Rhyme Animal is the tale of an ambitious Brooklyn DJ who rides the coattails of a rising hip hop star. As the rapper’s reputation grows, his lyrics become twisted, cannibalistic...yet prophetic. As killings occur, DJ Judah is forced to ask if Shiva’s sinister lyrics are an act or those of a cannibalistic serial killer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

WHO:     RHYME ANIMAL
WHEN:     Sunday, October 24th
TIME:        2:00pm PST
WHERE: Laemmle Music Hall 3 Theatre, located at 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1826
COST:     $10 in advance, $12 at the door
FOR TICKETS: http://www.laemmle.com/viewtheatre.php?date=10222010&thid=4

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/rhymeanimal

For interviews with producer/creator Jorge Rivera, director Phil Roc (LA based) please contact: pr(at)rhymeanimal(dot)tv.

Talent Submissions for the LA industry screening at Beverly Hills Film & Television New Media Festival October 24th at 2:00 pm & Media Inquiries for Red Carpet coverage contact: pr(at)rhymeanimal(dot)tv.

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