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20+ Years of Award-winning Multimedia, 1987-2007

DreamLight Launches its first Award-winning
3D Animated Short Film – BlastOff!™

High Resolution BlastOff! images

WOBURN, MA – February 12, 2007 — To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, DreamLight® recently released its first 3D animated short film, BlastOff!™ which has been chosen as an official selection to screen at numerous film festivals nationwide and received a merit award from its initial screening at the inaugural 2D OR NOT 2D animation film festival in Everett Washington with keynote speaker Roy E. Disney, Director Emeritus of The Walt Disney Company & nephew of Walt Disney. The growing list of BlastOff! festival screenings is posted at Telebites.com where a QuickTime version of BlastOff! may be viewed online and the BlastOff! Special Edition DVD is available for only $24.95.

“BlastOff! tells the story of how the worlds of reality and fantasy easily blend together in the fertile imagination of a young child,” said Michael Scaramozzino BlastOff!’s creator and DreamLight founder. “What better way to launch a child’s imagination than a custom designed space shuttle bed?”

BlastOff! – A Family Friendly Film

The story begins at dawn with a child’s wishful drawing of a space ship. During the day his father builds him a custom designed space shuttle bed and fills his room with toys. As the sun sets, one of the child’s toys, a little green alien, comes to life and is excited to play space ship pilot. As his imagination soon takes over completely, the room fades away and the shuttle bed blasts the little alien out into space for a wild rocket ship ride through the rings of Saturn. The alien finally comes crashing back to reality as the child returns home to find his room is a complete mess.

Inspired by the Original BlastOff! Bed as seen on HGTV

BlastOff! was inspired by a custom designed space shuttle bed that Michael Scaramozzino built for his son MJ when he was three and ready to graduate from his crib into a “big boy’s” bed. The story behind the design and construction of the original BlastOff! Bed™ was featured on episode #HLWID-106 of HGTV’s show Look What I Did! which first aired in December and airs again on February 14, at 6PM ET/PT and again on February 21, at 1:30PM ET/PT. Check www.HGTV.com for scheduling details.

BlastOff! Special Edition DVD

The BlastOff! Special Edition DVD contains a higher quality version of the film and includes behind the scenes content about the making of the film, including director & animator commentaries, production stills, animation tests and actual LightWave 3D files of props & sets from the film. It also includes behind the scenes content about the making of the real BlastOff! Bed, including construction video and photos as well as a BlastOff! Bed Construction Guide which includes the actual construction plans that Michael Scaramozzino used to build the original BlastOff! Bed. The BlastOff! Special Edition DVD is available immediately and may be ordered online at DreamLight.com/blastoff for only $24.95 plus shipping & handling.

BlastOff! Lifts DreamLight’s 3D Animation Capabilities to New Heights

BlastOff! was originally conceived as an initial test project for DreamLight to exercise and refine all the tools and skills necessary to produce a 3D animated short film, from concept to completion, focusing on many aspects of 3D character animation. It was used to build a LightWave 3D animation pipeline and in-house render farm at the DreamLight studio in preparation of creating a new series of 3D animated shorts, named the Autiton Archives™, to be released on the Web. DreamLight also uses this new pipeline to produce a wide variety of 3D animation projects for its commercial clients intended for various media such as CD-ROM, DVD, the Web, digital video, TV or film. Samples of DreamLight’s commercial client 3D projects may be viewed online at DreamLight.com/3d.

DreamLight is an award-winning interactive multimedia studio built upon a solid foundation of computer science, design, illustration and animation. Founded in 1987, DreamLight has been pushing the cutting edge of digital media for twenty years.

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Press Contact:

Michael Scaramozzino – Info@DreamLight.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information, please visit the online BlastOff! Press Kit.

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