Media Monkey Productions wins two 2013 Pixie Awards

POSTED IN Press December 5, 2012

Documentary feature Operation Oblivion and series Open Doors are recognize

Toronto: December 5, 2012 — Media Monkey Productions Inc. announced today that it has garnered a Pixie Platinum Award, (the highest level) for ‘Best Animation’ for their feature documentary film Operation Oblivion and a Pixie Gold Award for ‘Best Title Graphics’ for their documentary series opener Open Doors.  The awards were adjudicated by the prestigious American Pixel Academy.

Operation Oblivion is the remarkable story of a group of 12 Chinese Canadian civilians who decided to volunteer for Operation Oblivion – a suicide mission that would parachute this ‘Dirty Dozen’ into the heart of the Pacific to fight the Japanese – all without any support or recognition from their government. Open Doors: The secret life of luxury hotels is a documentary series that gives viewers unique access to the behind- the-scenes, inner workings of six of the world’s most storied hotels.

“With Operation Oblivion we strove to tell this incredible true story in the most accessible and engaging manner and were fortunate to have an incredible animation team headed by Kevin Micallef (Detentionaire, Eight Crazy Nights, Curious George) to bring to life some of the secret training sequences.  On Open Doors we created an opening sequence that hints to the ‘upstairs, downstairs’ culture at these iconic locations,” commented Jeff Halligan, President of Media Monkey Productions and director for both documentaries.

Operation Oblivion is produced by Micol Marotti and Brad Lee, directed by Jeff Halligan and funded by Omni Television and the Government of Canada, Community Historical Recognition Program.  Open Doors: The secret life of luxury hotels is narrated by Isabella Rossellini and funded by RTI Mediaset.

The Pixie Awards recognizes outstanding work in animation, motion graphics and special effects, the fastest-growing area in the world of video and TV production.  The 4th annual Pixie Awards received entries from all over North America.

Clients whose work was selected included:  US Department of Veteran Affairs, Federal Trade Commission, Staples, Panasonic, Hoosier Lottery, Rite Aid, Siemens, Florida Education Channel, United Nations, Carfax, HBO, IBM, SeaWorld San Diego, Sea World Orlando, Mozilla Firefox, Florida State University, Toyota Prius, Firestone, Air Force Space Command, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Eastern Mennonite University, GE Energy, Raytheon Company, Department Of Homeland Security, Thomson Reuters, Johnson Controls, Dell, Microsoft, Motorola, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Humana, Colorado State Fair, Pepperdine University, Stevens College, and Ohio State University.

About Media Monkey Productions

Media Monkey Productions Inc. is an award-winning entertainment company that develops and produces documentaries, films, and television series for theatrical, broadcast and multi-media markets. Since its’ founding in 2004, the company has been committed to the development and production of Canadian programming for the national and international marketplace. Prime time credits include the critically acclaimed doc series Open Doors narrated by Isabella Rossellini (RTI- Mediaset), Postcards from TIFF (Movieola, Rogers), and Window on the World (OMNI TV). The company is currently in production on the feature documentary and transmedia project Operation Oblivion. Visit us at mediamonkey.ca.

About the Pixie Awards

The Pixie Awards is sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (APA), a coalition of professionals and educators in the field of electronic moving pixels. The Pixie Awards are under the direction of David E. Carter, a multiple Emmy and Clio winner who, as a young ad man, founded the Telly® Awards, and also edited the Creativity annual for 10 years.

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For more information please contact:

MM Publicity, info@mediamonkey.ca , 416.567.1698

For sales information contact: Solange Attwood, Vice President, International Sales & Development, Si Entertainment 416.694.2444solange@sientertainment.ca

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