For Immediate Release:
November 1, 2010
The Global Graffiti Documentary
Set To Introduce New iPhone and Android App
In November 2010
+ Bomb It VOD Launch This Month
+ Bomb It 2 Web Series Continues on Babelgum this Month
LOS ANGELES, CA – Jon Reiss, the director of Bomb It, the global graffiti documentary, and his team, have a lot to announce and celebrate this month. Starting as early as today – November 1, 2010 – Bomb It can be seen in tens of millions of cable, satellite, and telco Video On Demand (VOD) homes. In mid-November the Bomb It team will be releasing a free geo-location graffiti and street art application (app) for both iPhone and Android operating systems (tentative release date: 11/22/10). And Bomb It 2, commissioned as a web series exclusively for the digital broadcast network Babelgum, is rolling out new weekly episodes at http://www.babelgum.com/bombit2. Learn about these and more at http://www.bombit-themovie.com.
Bomb It’s VOD premiere goes out over 75 cable, satellite and telco operators including the following:
- Atlantic Broadband
- Blue Ridge
- DIRECTV VOD
- DISH Network IPVOD
- Service Electric
Click on Alex Face graffiti image (above) to see Bomb It 2‘s Bangkok episode
on Babelgum (photo credit: Jon Reiss)
The FREE Bomb It geo-location graffiti and street art app will work on both iPhone and Android operating systems when it’s released later this month (11/22/10 tentative but visit the Bomb It site for updates). This app will allow users to take photos of graffiti and street art in any city in the world and upload images to Google maps. Simultaneously – anyone in any city will be able to press a button to see on Google maps where others have posted exciting street art. Award-winning director Jon Reiss, named one of Daily Variety’s “10 Digital Directors to Watch,” views this as a natural extension of the Bomb It project – “We are connected with artists and fans throughout the world – how wonderful would it be to have a tool in which they could share a love for this art form with each other.” The app will also come loaded with Bomb It episodes.
In addition to the VOD launch and upcoming iPhone/Android app, Bomb It 2 launched on Babelgum in October 2010. Bomb It 2 was commissioned as a web series exclusively for the digital broadcast network Babelgum and expands the global reach of Jon Reiss’ exploration of graffiti and street art into new and unexplored areas of Asia and South East Asia, the Middle East as well as Europe, the United States and Australia. Reiss traveled by himself to Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago and Austin. Artists featured include Klone, KnowHope, GreatBates, Zero, Darbotz, Killer Gerbil, Bon, Alex Face, Sloke, Husk Mit Navn, Ash, Phibs, Stormie Mills, Beejoir and many more.
“I was inspired to explore how and where graffiti and street art had penetrated the globe into some of the most unlikely places – such as Singapore. I am especially fascinated in how each culture (and each person) takes this art form and makes it their own – and how the local culture affects the development of graffiti in each place that I visited. Tel Aviv and the refugee camps of Bethlehem couldn’t be more different. The former is on the verge of a street art explosion similar to Barcelona in the early 90s. In the West Bank, graffiti is much more about a political statement and “art” is often viewed as reconciliation. At the same time it was interesting to see how some of the constants of graffiti exist nearly everywhere – from Perth to Copenhagen: the need to express oneself in public – and the addictive nature of getting up!”
Read more about the making of the Bomb It 2 web series here: http://blog.bombit-themovie.com/2010/10/loving-the-webseries-form
Founded in 2005, Babelgum is a free, revolutionary Internet and Mobile TV platform supported by advertising. Babelgum combines the full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the Internet and offers professionally produced programming on-demand to a global audience. Babelgum’s goal is to act as an international ‘glue,’ bringing a huge range of professional and semi-professional content to a global audience – like a modern-day Tower of Babel. Bomb It 2 is the latest evidence of Babelgum’s growing involvement with street art culture, both in terms of its extensive collection of street art feature films and videos and its involvement with events such as the international Meeting of Styles and the recently launched Moniker Art Fair.
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