For Immediate Release
ZOOM SUIT FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S
Official Selection Brings Total Film Festival Appearances to Over 60
March 21, 2006, Palm Beach, FL – Zoom Suit has been named an official selection of the Third Annual Danville International Children’s Film Festival running May 19-21, 2006. The selection marks the sixty-second film festival appearance of the award-winning animated short since its premiere in April, 2005.
“The film festivals have been a spectacular way to expose the comics hobby to new fans,” said John Taddeo, Zoom Suit creator. “It’s like reaching out and dragging in new readers, one headlock at a time.”
Located approximately 40 miles east of San Francisco, Danville is in the center of California’s San Ramon Valley. The Danville International Children's Film Festival is a unique opportunity for fans to view over 75 films, some made for children and others made by children. Last year, the event brought over 4,500 film enthusiasts to enjoy screenings of independent films in three locations, special events, autograph sessions, seminars for filmmakers and actors, and an awards ceremony.
The Danville International Children’s Film Festival is the only one of its kind in the Western United States and is presented by the California Independent Film Festival Association and the Town of Danville. Visit the website at www.dicff.org for more information.
Copies of the Zoom Suit #1 comic book, shipping April 26, were originally intended to be brought to the festival for distribution. However, the issue completely sold out of its print run of 20,000 and will be allocated to comic shops.
“We printed 5,000 copies for events such as this, but the comic shop orders came in triple our estimation,” said Taddeo. “Kicking in every copy we had planned for film festivals we are still short thousands.”
About Zoom Suit:Zoom Suit has appeared in over 60 film festivals since the world premiere at the Palm Beach International Film Festival on April 18, 2005 where it won “Best Animation” from the Palm Beach Film Society. Since then Zoom Suit has been featured in film festivals across the country, including New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Michigan, San Francisco and San Diego where it was an official selection of the 2005 San Diego Comic Con Film Festival. Zoom Suit has garnered numerous awards including “Best in Show,” “Grand Festival Award,” and multiple “Best Animation” awards. At the current rate, Zoom Suit will be viewed by over 500,000 fans of comics and animation. Zoom Suit the comic, written by John Taddeo with art by Billy Dallas Patton and featuring covers by Gene Colan, Jim Starlin, Bob Layton and Bart Sears, is planned for release in April, 2006. For more information or artwork, please visit the Zoom Suit web site at www.superverse.com.