LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vision Films, Inc. (“Vision”) Announces VOD/DVD Release of Unique Sci-Fi Feature Film Where Live-Action Meets CGI MEAD on August 9, 2022.
MEAD [Mobile Extrasensory Autonomous Deceptor] is based on the 1972 underground comic “Fever Dreams” written by Jan Strnad (DC Comics, Disney, heavy metal) and illustrated by the late and legendary comic book artist Richard Corben (Heavy Metal, Fantagor, Dark Horse/DC/Marvel). Director, screenwriter, editor and animator J. Allen Williams (Darkstar: The Interactive Movie/All) bought this banned comic when he was twelve and vowed to make a movie of it one day. He produced the film through his Parallax Studio LLC. CGI animation effects create fully immersive worlds for live actors, a hybrid never before seen in a cinematic feature. MEAD is a quintessentially handcrafted sci-fi graphic novel that comes to life with shades of Space Balls, Guardians of the Galaxy and star wars. Vision Films recently presented the film at the Cannes International Film Market. Tickets are now available for the August 6 premiere screening and red carpet at the Orinda Theater in Orinda, California hosted live by the star of the film and star trek favorite, Robert Picardo.
Synopsis: With plans for galaxy-wide domination, an evil admiral creates MEAD, a powerful AI spacecraft. But when MEAD becomes sentient and refuses to be used for war, he must be disarmed and escapes. Now the fugitive spacecraft and its captain are pursued across the solar system by bounty hunters and military forces, dodging enemy advances with illusions so real they fool their pursuers.
With : Patton Oswalt (Shield Agents), Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, a series of unfortunate events), Robert Picardo (Legend, The Howl, Star Trek Voyager), Samuel Hunt (American Horror Story, Empire, Unbroken: Path to Redemption)
Lise RomanoffCEO/General Manager of Vision Films says: “MEAD is an incredible ride through our galaxy and beyond as the AI-run spaceship and its captain try to lose their pursuers by throwing one illusion after another and leaving the audience clinging to the edge from their seats! The marriage of live action and special effects is seamless, the action is uninterrupted, and the cast simply blew me away.”
Filmmaker J. Allen Williams shares, “It was a huge production from a small studio, but it had bothered me since 1972 when I was a kid after reading Corben’s comic. Corben and I met in the 90s and worked on many many projects together over the years, which cemented my determination to produce “MEAD.” He passed away in December 2020 and never got to see the finished film. He was my audience of one.”
MEAD will be available on all major streaming and cable platforms in the United States and Canada on August 9 followed by DVD and Blu-Ray distribution with special features included.
About Vision Films
Vision Films is a leading independent sales and VOD aggregator specializing in the licensing, marketing and distribution of over 800 feature films, documentaries and series from some of the world’s most prolific independent film producers. Directed by Lise RomanoffManaging Director/CEO of Global Distribution, Vision Films releases 2 to 4 films per month on cinema, VOD, DVD and television platforms. Visionfilms.net
About Parallax Studio
Parallax Studio LLC creates stunning and compelling visuals for the entertainment and advertising genres. Parallax was founded in 1996 by J. Allen Williams after many years as creative director for two advertising agencies and was also tapped by Missouri State University for a three-year contract as chief marketing officer. Parallax is teaming up with Trinity Animation, animators of the hit TV series Archer, and preparing a new feature film project. parallaxstudio.com | trinityanimation.com
SOURCEVision Films, Inc.