27 May 2011

Dateline: Los Angeles – TIME TRAVELERS has Laurels

Time Travelers has won an Award of Excellence at the Los Angeles Movie Awards.

Machinima and real–time animation took a huge step with the inclusion in the awards circle for film competition in the animation category. For this genre to be recognized as valid it has to stand head to head and shoulder to shoulder with more traditional forms of animation. As the ability to use story, character development and plot grows along side mastery of the genre, we are confident that we will see this great and breathtaking new medium continue to win awards as a graphic platform of its own, WITHIN animation categories.

Los Angeles Movie Awards extract:


1st Place Winner
“Escape Of The Gingerbread Man!!!”
Dir. by Tod Polson

Awards of Excellence
“Great American Pigeon Race”
Dir. by Diane Namm

“Time Travelers”
Dir. by Russell Boyd, Pooky Amsterdam & James Canton

Dir. by Bianca Esteve Stephant

This is great news for machinima, for Second Life artists and filmmakers and for PookyMedia. We are so proud to be part of the efforts which we share with the entire machinima community to lift the genre in the eyes of the public and main – stream movie audiences! On to the future indeed!

15 May 2011

Special Guest Appreance on Lauren Live

Yes, it's true once upon a comedy club many years ago, Pooky was a regular at The Comic Strip and a stand - up comedienne. Lauren recently asked, Pooky said yes, and now you can catch her 5 minutes on Lauren Live!

It was a great night and a great group to be a part of! TYVM Catfish String, SecondLie Scribe, Doc Grun, Bubblepop Unplugged, EvaMoon Ember and of course Miss Lauren Weyland!

Streaming Media East / New York Video Meetup

Presenting at NY Hilton for NY Video Meetup, one of the largest meetup groups, Pooky was able to give the audience of industry professionals an excellent look at real-time animation, also known as machinima, and Second Life. The crowd was very enthusiastic and appreciative, proving how important an application for commercial animation the work we are doing is. We are ready for our purchase order, Mr. DeMille!

9 May 2011


We invite you to see a SlideShare presentation on PookyMedia which gives you a good overview of what we offer, and of course why you should call us for your animation needs.