Friday, November 16, 2018

MoviePass Ventures Celebrates Award Nominations for "American Animals"

MoviePass Ventures’ First Entry Into Film Distribution, American Animals, Scores Big With 11 British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The Nominations for Company’s First Entry Into Film Distribution in Association With The Orchard, Rock MoviePass Ventures’ World

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) subsidiary, MoviePass Ventures, announced that, its first entry into film distribution, American Animals, has received eleven nominations for this year’s film awards from BIFA, the British Independent Film Awards. BIFA is an organization that celebrates, supports and promotes British independent cinema and filmmaking talent in the UK.

Capturing the coveted nomination for Best Independent Film are Bart Layton, Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger and Mary Jane Skalski. The film’s director, Bart Layton has been personally nominated for three awards -- Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Debut Screenwriter. Other nominations include Best Supporting Actor nominations for Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters, Best Casting, Avy Kaufman, Best Cinematography, Ole Bratt Birkeland and Best Editing, Nick Fenton, Julian Hart and Chris Gill.

“We are floored,” said Ted Farnsworth, Chairman of MoviePass Ventures. “To reach the moon on our maiden voyage is absolutely phenomenal. We knew we had something special at the Sundance Film Festival when we got on board and these nominations more than confirm that we were right. We extend our congratulations, not only to our esteemed nominees, but to all of those honored by BIFA.”

About American Animals
Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school's library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

About MoviePass Ventures
MoviePass Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMNY, is dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and distributors. Announced at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, MoviePass Ventures collaborates with film distributors and creatives to co-acquire rights in films and offer them enhanced performance in the theatrical window.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) is a provider of information technology services and solutions, offering a range of technology platforms focusing on big data, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, social listening and consumer-centric technology. HMNY currently owns approximately 92% of the outstanding shares (excluding options and warrants) of MoviePass Inc., the nation’s premier movie-theater subscription service, 100% of the outstanding equity interests of MoviePass Ventures LLC, and 51% of the outstanding equity interests of MoviePass Films LLC. HMNY also owns Moviefone™, a multimedia media information and advertising service. HMNY’s holdings include RedZone Map™, a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users, and a community-based ecosystem that features a socially empowered safety map app that enhances mobile GPS navigation using advanced proprietary technology. HMNY is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol HMNY. For more information, visit


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