Creative Forces, an Internet-based movie company, has reduced the price for access to its movie content, in addition to extending its viewing period. “Paper Clips,” an original computer animated QuickTime movie, is now available for US$1.99 for 72 hours of access.
In “Paper Clips,” those ordinary metal twists prove to be anything but. Produced entirely on the Mac platform, the clip profiles the adventures of one tiny clip, whose shiny opinion of the world is soon dulled after he escapes from his little box.
The film was initially released to the public on Sept. 1. A decrease in sales soon followed, due largely in part to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, Creative Forces founder and president Lee McCaulla told MacCentral. Despite this, the company became ” cashflow positive” in November, he added. In fact, talks are underway for the company’s next project: a live action film about corporate evil.
“It will be a real departure from the content we’ve been making, but still an extremely entertaining picture,” McCaulla stated.
Creative Forces is a motion picture/entertainment production company dedicated to making, promoting, distributing and generating revenue from its own content via the Internet. Future plans may also include feature film production for theatrical release beyond that of the desktop video realm. One of the company’s stated goals is to “become the finest purveyors of QuickTime content on the planet,” McCaulla said.
McCaulla initiated the Creative Forces venture in April 1998. His first film, “Loose Tooth,” was selected to appear at the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim, the Kennedy Center and qualified for Academy Award consideration in 1997. He directed four of the animated Old Navy television commercials for Spumco; two of which won Annie Awards for best animated television commercial of 1998. As an animation artist his feature credits include films like Ferngully: The Last Rainforest, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Space Jam, Stay Tuned, Bebe’s Kids, The King and I and Thumbelina.