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IMDB’S MOVIEmeter™ RANKS THE RIG 19TH AMONG ALL MOVIES FOR THE WEEK OF 10/10/10
MOVIEmeter™ Ranking Demonstrates an Extremely High Level of Public Awareness for Newly Released Thriller…
October 13, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA) Workshop Films 2, LLC acknowledges and is grateful for the exceptional level of public interest in The Rig as demonstrated by IMDB’s MOVIEmeter™ rank of 19 for the current week.
James D. Benson, producer of The Rig, said “It must be extremely rare that a film of the budget of The Rig generates this kind of interest level. I’m certain that this notoriety is, at least in part, due to Director Peter Atencio’s desire that the film be shot in an old-school manner without CGI effects and that it was shot on a real oil rig. While The Rig certainly has its flaws and we wish we could have had a budget that would have allowed us to do more, Peter was able to make a very entertaining and effective film on an extremely modest budget. It’s a testament to Peter’s abilities and I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to do with The Rig. It’s a fun, entertaining film, and clearly the public, demonstrated by the film having achieved an IMDB rank of 19th, believes so as well.”
The Rig, distributed in the US & Canada by Starz / Anchor Bay Entertainment, was released in all major outlets, including Amazon and Netflix, on DVD on this past Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, and has been selling out in the big-box retailers and been ‘wait-listed’ on Netflix multiple times already this week.
Archstone Distribution (www.archstonedistribution.com) handles the international sales efforts for The Rig, and more information is available at (www.therigmovie.com.)
Events begin unfolding on ‘The Rig’ when a tropical storm forces an offshore drilling company to evacuate all non-essential personnel from the “Charlie” oil rig. The remaining crew settles in to ride out the storm. Isolated on the rig, their night is interrupted when a crewmember goes missing and an extensive search proves futile. Slowly, they discover that a deadly creature is stalking the crew, eliminating them one by one. Surrounded by nothing but raging ocean with no hope of escape, the roughnecks try to survive the stormy night with an unrelenting force hunting them down. ‘The Rig’ is a sci-fi thriller that takes you on a ride in the tradition of classic thrillers like ‘Alien’ and ‘Predator’.
‘The Rig’ was shot entirely on location on a real, working oil rig in Morgan City, Louisiana. The ‘Mr. Charlie’ Rig was the first mobile drilling rig ever constructed and now doubles as a museum and a roughneck training facility, and provides a great canvas that delivers a production quality otherwise unachievable.
Bruce Fowler (orchestrator for ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ and ‘Angels & Demons’, etc…) composed more than 70 minutes of original score for ‘The Rig’. Bruce Fowler has been working in the film music industry for 20 years, both as an orchestrator and conductor for such notable films as ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Gladiator’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘The Rock’, and many, many more.
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