Los Angeles, Calif., May 22, 2012 – DDD Group (AIM: DDD), the 3D solutions company, has released Safety Geeks: SVI 3D on Blu-ray 3D™ through its Yabazam™ 3D content distribution label. This award-winning live action 3D comedy goes on sale today in North America and will be available from Amazon and other online retailers.
Safety Geeks: SVI won “Best 3D Television Comedy” at the 2011 3D Film Festival in Los Angeles and has been a popular addition to Yabazam.com, DDD’s online 3D content portal, which delivers digital 3D programming to owners of 3D PC products and Smart TVs.
Safety Geeks: SVI is the comic adventures of an elite force of safety experts; the P.O.S.H. (Professional Occupational Safety Hazard) team. Obsessed with making the world safer, the CSI-like team investigates accidents to find out what went wrong and who is to blame. P.O.S.H. provides an obscure, well-meaning service – unfortunately, they are a bunch of idiots.
The show was created and produced by Tom Konkle and Dave Beeler, who also share headlining roles with Xena: Warrior Princess alum, Brittney Powell. It was directed by Roger Tonry and 3D special effects were handled by Burbank-based Lumen Actus.
“Safety Geeks is a fun, silly labor of love I created and act in with Dave,” said Tom Konkle. “It uses 3D to create a humorous world which allows viewers the benefit of the 3D technology they purchased.”
“We set out to make a world where anything could happen, fusing classic slapstick comedy with Monty Python, The Thunderbirds, CSI, The Saint and Twilight, without the Twilight bits,” said Dave Beeler. “3D is a tool like music, color and pacing. So bringing in another tool, the z axis, literally gives you another dimension to play with. And because comedy, especially physical comedy, is all about spatial relationships, we were really excited to explore that with 3D.”
“With the latest market research showing that 65% of 3D TV owners want more 3D Blu-ray movies, distributing Safety Geeks on Blu-ray 3D allows us to reach owners of 3D televisions who may not already be accessing Yabazam content via our website or through the Yabazam 3D Smart TV app,” explained Jay Wiskerchen, DDD’s Vice President of Content Services. “The team behind Safety Geeks has shown great enthusiasm and dedication in producing this award-winning 3D program and DDD looks forward to distributing more of their content to 3D TV, PC, and mobile users.”
The Safety Geeks: SVI 3D Blu-ray disc also contains special features, including filmmakers’ commentary, the making of, and a pin-up calendar slideshow and is available for purchase at Amazon.com/shops/Yabazam.
DDD transforms the visual experience by bringing 3D to the consumer. Its TriDef®3D solutions convert 2D to 3D automatically, and enable delivery to 3D TVs, PCs and mobile devices. Leading brands including Samsung, LG Electronics, Sony, Intel and HP license these solutions. Over 15 million TriDef 3D products have been shipped by DDD’s licensees worldwide. DDD’s shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market (AIM:DDD). For more information, please visit www.DDD.com.
Yabazam delivers 3D everywhere. Since 2009, this DDD brand has been providing high definition 3D video content for viewing on 3D TVs and PCs. Yabazam’s online content portal and Smart TV app are popular destinations for watching a growing library of 3D movies, animations, and music videos. For more information, please visit Yabazam.com.
About the Creators of Safety Geeks: SVI
Dave Beeler & Tom Konkle are a creative partnership reaching back over a decade. Their credo, “Silly comedy for smart people” is certainly exemplified in Safety Geeks. Their new media branch, Pith-e Productions, has garnered multiple millions of online views, numerous awards and critical acclaim, reaching audiences worldwide. Along with partner and visual effects wizard, Michael J. Smith, they formed Lumen Actus, LLC to create longer-form entertainment. Safety Geeks: SVI is their first project and they are in production on a feature length motion picture Trouble Is My Business and in development on another, Animus. www.lumenactus.com
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