Dailymotion Announces Winners of $50K Motionmaker Fund, Showcasing Projects at SXSW

Dailymotion Announces Winners of $50K Motionmaker Fund, Showcasing Projects at 
Twelve Winning Ideas Will Receive Funding to Develop Original Video
Projects Spanning Comedy, Music, Documentaries, Animation, and More 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/10/13 --  Dailymotion
(www.dailymotion.com), the world's #2 video destination and #31 site
online as ranked by comScore, Inc., today announced the winners of
its first ever Motionmaker Fund competition. The Fund, aimed at
developing and funding the creative talent and unique content of its
Motionmaker original content creators, will pay out a total of
$50,000 spread across 13 winning projects. The winners' previous
works will be showcased in the theater at the Dailymotion hideout at
The Hideout (617 Congress Ave) at SXSW on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at
5:00 PM CT, and development on their winning ideas will begin
With project ideas spreading across numerous topics including comedy,
music, special effects, documentaries, animation, and more, the
complete list of winners is as follows: 

--  W?rk NYC
    --  Documentary developed by Ani Simon-Kennedy which will showcase the
        lifestyle and people that make up New York's most fascinating odd
--  Sell Yourself
    --  Comedy series developed by Aaron Kheifets and set in the world of
        commercial acting, focusing on Justin, a thirty-year-old, jaded
        actor taking a new actor, Aaron, under his wing.
--  Monster Under My Bed
    --  Diorama-style music video for Camille Harris' song "Monster Under
        My Bed" from her new album, Silly Jazz.
--  Good Cop, Great Cop
    --  Multi-topical web series developed by Charlie Hankin and Matt
        Porter, looking at new fictional characters in new settings every
--  Downtown Clown
    --  Comedy web series developed by Shawn Wines about Bonkers, a
        bottomed-out clown living in Los Angeles, who turns to vigilante
        justice as his only way to engage with the world.
--  Jackie Wang
    --  Developed by Tyler Gildin, this will be a hilarious musical
        tribute to 'happy ending' massage parlors, and the men who
        frequent them.
--  Insane Fight Video
    --  Music video developed by Stephen Reedy in which a stylized fight
        scene showcases insane punches, kicks, and other attacks timed
        exactly to music.
--  Hero Sandwich
    --  An animated short film developed by Kevin Lin in which a
        run-of-the mill crime fighting duo must overcome a sudden
        existential crisis to become A-List heroes.
--  Nitro Warriors 2: Afterburner
    --  A stop-motion short film developed by Vanguard Pictures showcasing
        the epic action and set-pieces that made the first car-chase film
        so popular.
--  The Morning Announcements
    --  Comedy web-series developed by Chess Club Comedy about a fictional
        high school and their bizarre students and events.
--  Celebrate
    --  Docu-series developed by Jeffrey Waldron showcasing a series of
        standalone short films about human growth and realization in the
        context of cultural celebrations and festivals.
--  Mad Black Men
    --  Short film developed by Xavier Ruffin, and inspired by Mad Men,
        looking at the 1960's advertising industry from the eyes of three
        black ad workers reporting to a white creative director.
--  Not Yet a Hero
    --  Web series developed by JuBa Films about a nerdy boy named
        Youngkwang who reveals how dancing can be used as a kind of

The Motionmaker program, a creative community within Dailymotion, was
designed to promote independent filmmakers around the world, and this
new fund is the latest step in helping these filmmakers realize their
creative dreams. The fund allows them to generate revenue and stream
their videos with the benefit of a dedicated channel on Dailymotion,
occasional homepage promotion and other support for Dailymotion's
editorial team. A jury of independent filmmakers, producers, editors,
and Dailymotion staff selected the 12 winners from hundreds of
"With so many great entries for Dailymotion's first-ever Motionmaker
Fund, selecting just 12 winners was a very tough task," said Neil
Gladstone, VP of Content for Dailymotion. "We are thrilled to honor
the winning productions and feel they perfectly represent the
diversity of styles and creative talent that make up our Motionmaker
As part of the fund, Dailymotion will obtain the exclusive rights to
showcase the winning content on the web, and will be named as a
co-producer for the project. For more information, please visit
About Dailymotion:
 As one of the leading sites for sharing videos,
Dailymotion attracts over 116 million unique monthly visitors
(source: comScore, Inc., Video Metrix, March 2012) and 2 billion
videos views worldwide, offering the best content from users,
independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most
advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion
provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online
service that also automatically filters infringing material as
notified by content owners. Offering 32 localized versions,
Dailymotion's mission is to provide the best possible entertainment
experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for
advertisers, while respecting content protection. For more
information, visit http://www.dailymotion.com. 
Media Contact: 
Mark Lindsey 
Miller PR for Dailymotion US 
(323) 761-7237
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