Toonstone gets a release date, pre-order available now!

Toonstone, the first animated feature film from the Wilmington, NC-based production company Hank and Jed Movie Pictures (creators of the massively popular web series Battlefield Friends), will launch Tuesday, April 14, 2015. It will be available via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu and nationwide On Demand via The Orchard.

Toonstone is a western comedy about a country musician named Dalton, who becomes the sheriff of Toonstone after killing several outlaws…by accident. With the help of his smooth talking horse and metro-sexual Indian sidekick, Dalton faces down the worst threats imaginable as he chases outlaws, aliens and his ultimate dream…his music.

Not only do you get the deliciousness of the Hank and Jed boys: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, and Jon Etheridge, but you will also hear some familiar local voices such as Cullen Moss, Aerli Austen, Matt Warzel, Shaun O’Rourke, John Marchioni. Hell, I’m even in it! Ha!

It’s a great movie and I can’t wait for you to see it!  Support our local filmmakers!



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Director: Brent Triplett
Writer: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge
Cast: Brent Triplett, Tony Schnur, Nate Panning, Bryan Mahoney, Jon Etheridge
Original score: Alex Beard
Distributor: The Orchard
Run time: 1 hour 21 minutes

New NC Tech Company on Hollywood’s A List

In the gridlock that is Hollywood’s move to mobile-first content an emergent North Carolina firm — CINC3D — may have just created the jet pack the entertainment industry wanted.

CINC3D were VIP invitees to the A-List Summit, Hollywood’s premiere gathering of mobile marketing, brands and entertainment thought leaders. CINC3D was invited by the Ayzenberg Group, creators of the key industry summit which connects thought leaders and luminaries.

CINC3D‘s new technology transports both production crews and fans onto sets and locations to experience their movie worlds through immersive, interactive, one-of-a-kind content.

“This is the future,” said Norwood Cheek, who is spearheading CINC3D‘s West Coast presence.

“Once you’ve experienced this on an iPad or an Oculus Rift,” he said, “you see how obviously useful it is to Hollywood. This will change the industry workflow forever.”

The CINC3D team, which included Vice President K. Dominic Cincotti, gave a number of private “Virtual Presence” demonstrations and fielded a number of requests for more off-site demos and meetings with top industry companies.

The A-List Summit included executives from from Lionsgate, Dreamworks Animation SKG, Seriously, Epic Games, Anthem Venture Partners, Tumblr, Magid Advisors, Buzzfeed, Nvidia, UberMedia, Awesomeness TV, Fiksu, Boomfeeder, Lifesum, App Annie, ion, Super Evil Megacorp, Plantronics, TextPlus, VideoAmp, Digital LA, and Spin Media, among others.

The keynote was delivered by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer of the blockbuster “Transformers” and “G.I. Joe” franchises, among many other films.

With a near consensus of A-List participants calling 2015 “The Year of Content Creation,” perhaps some of the most interesting advances came from CINC3D, which specializes in “cinematic immersion” — the only company at the A-List Summit and in the industry exploiting this space in mobile.

“We were pleased to be invited by the Ayzenberg Group to the A-List Summit,” said Shaun O’Rourke, Wilmington-based film crew member and CINC3D’s producer-immersive content, “and we’ve been pleased by the encouragement and excitement of so many back home, including Bill Vasser at EUE/ Screen Gems Studios and Johnny Griffin, the director of Wilmington Regional Film Commission.”

“We are happy to show North Carolina can have a significant impact on the entertainment industry through game-changing technology,” O’Rourke said.