Hayden 5 Media and Bluewater Productions team up to create the animated film based off the comic book for Mark Zuckerburg: Creator of Facebook
“When we found out that Bluewater was releasing this comic, we knew we had to get on board,” says Todd Wiseman, President of Hayden 5 Media. “We saw a great opportunity to re-tell the story of Mark Zuckerburg post Social Network in a brighter, animated form that could be enjoyed and understood by a broader audience.”
Much like the technique used in the film A Scanner Darkly, the production of Mark Zuckerburg and The Found will begin with live action filmmaking in a digital medium, followed by the use of interpolated rotoscope. The result will be a cross between real characters and animated surroundings seamlessly integrated for a unique, comic book aesthetic.
The comic book is written by Jerome Maida and drawn by Fritz Saalfeld. It is described as the brains and driving force behind Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has become the youngest billionaire in the history of the planet. As this comic reveals, the road for the success for both his creation and him personally was not preordained nor was it always a smooth ride. He would be tempted with unimaginable amounts of money and have to deal harshly with people along the way – many of whom would later feel betrayed. Read how a young man’s frustration with women helped spark an idea that would have him dating Victoria’s secret models and how socially inept young man wound up creating a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people all over the globe socialize with each other.
The comic book hits stores in late December. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the upcoming comic book is $6.99. To make sure you get your copy, contact your local comic book store to pre-order it. To find a comic book store near you go to www.comicshoplocator.com. The comic can be ordered online by clicking here: http://bit.ly/c2IkZN
“This will not be the last retelling of the Marc Zuckerburg story,” says Milos Silber, Executive Producer at Hayden 5 Media. “We’re just aware of the profound impact of Facebook, and with over 500 million users, we’re bound to have an audience. One that is more willing to watch a shortened, visually captivating summary of this short epic online, or on their favorite network.”
While Hayden 5 Media predicts the film will bring back the same audience intrigued by Social Network, Marc Zuckerburg and The Found will shed new light on the controversial story of the creators life and bring a completely new look and feel than that of the feature film.
Bluewater Productions publishes a wide range of comics, from superheroes to horror to children’s tales to its much-discussed line of biography comics. Past biography comics from Bluewater have focused on the lives of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George Bush, Betty White, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber.
About Hayden 5 Media
After graduating Tisch Film School at NYU in the Fall of 2008, Todd Wiseman and Milos Silber started Hayden 5 Media in their East Village apartment with the goal of starting a unique creative production company. Years later, Hayden 5 Media has become a highly sought after production unit based out of their production studio in Chelsea and operating around the country in the fields of film, television, commercials and music videos.
Today, Hayden 5 Media creates commercials in conjunction with major ad agencies and has produced over 20 music videos for artists like Benny Benassi, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, Alexa Ray Joel, Trapt, and more. Hayden 5 Media was contracted to produce the first 50 part web series for The Economist, operates the first nationwide Man with a Cam service, and is currently in negotiations on the sale of their first television show to a major network.
Shifting gears to focus on film and television, H5M has compiled its slate for 2011, which includes several feature films, television series, and one-offs that include the historical documentary, The Life of Ty Cobb and the animated short Mark Zuckerburg.
About Bluewater Productions
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.”
Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers.
Following its commitment to green publishing, Bluewater comic books are printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper. FSC certification guarantees that the paper used in Bluewater books contains fiber from well managed and responsibility harvested forests that meet strict environmental and socioeconomic standards.
For more information, visit www.bluewaterprod.com.