“Extinction Soup” to premiere on Fusion and VOD
on June 8, ‘World Oceans Day’
Documentary investigates the slaughter of an estimated 100+ million sharks per year
Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2015 – The hard hitting shark conservation documentary, “Extinction Soup,” will be released on June 8, World Oceans Day. Directed by Philip Waller, the film will be available to audiences on multiple platforms, including the Fusion network, video-on-demand (VOD), and in theaters via Tugg. The film documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass groundbreaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind an estimated 100 million sharks being killed per year.Fusion will air the documentary at 9:30PM ET on June 8, World Ocean’s Day, while Something Kreative Studios will distribute the film on VOD platforms, and TUGG is set to distribute it on-demand in theaters. The film is currently available for iTunes pre-order at: http://radi.al/extinctionsoup.
Fusion will also air a new PSA that ties in with the film, featuring activist celebrities Jorja Fox, Dean Cain, Kelly Hu, Clifton Collins Jr., Shiloh Fernandez, and Renny Harlin speaking out against the slaughter of sharks. https://vimeo.com/129700478
The documentary raised financing through crowd funding service IndieGogo as well as with the help of passionate celebrities like Jorja Fox (NCIS), Travis Aaron Wade (Supernatural), Jorge Garcia (Lost), and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). The film was directed by Philip Waller, Produced by Sidney Sherman, Jorge Garcia, David Irvin and Executive Produced by Stefanie Brendl. Lisa Lapan and Geoff Clark of Something Kreative negotiated the deals for all platforms and territories.
ABOUT SOMETHING KREATIVE: www.somethingkreative.com
Something Kreative is a production, packaging and distribution company based in Los Angeles, CA. SK specializes in high end documentary films with a social action or caused based component. “We founded Something Kreative because (partner) Lisa Lapan and I wanted to create top notch, entertaining content that has real potential for positive change in the world through social action.” says Partner Geoffrey J Clark. Something Kreative was launched by partners Geoffrey J Clark and Lisa Lapan in February of 2014.
ABOUT FUSION: www.fusion.net
Fusion is a multi-platform media company that serves a young, diverse, and inclusive millennial generation across its television and digital platforms. Fusion delivers a unique mix of news, pop culture, and comedy content that is both smart and irreverent. Fusion’s cable network was launched as a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network on October 28, 2013; Fusion launched a new website in February 2015. Fusion has agreements with several major distributors to carry the cable network including DirecTV, Dish, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber as well as OTT providers including Apple [email protected]: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Google+ | Tumblr
ABOUT TUGG: www.tugg.com
TUGG is a web-platform that enables individuals, groups, and organizations to setup personalized screenings in theaters and community venues across the country. By creating community-driven events, TUGG is able to turn social interest into action.