Burbank, CA, November 26, 2007 — Archion, a leading digital storage provider for the film, entertainment and broadcast industries, has announced another success with the selection of the company’s Alliance™ network storage system which was used for the post production work of Robert Zemeckis’ latest groundbreaking animated film, “Beowulf.” That film, released November 16, 2007, is currently the # 1 film in America.
“We are very excited to have been a part of this film,” Mark Bianchi, Archion’s CEO said. “Our corporate mission has always been to provide digital media storage solutions that make the tough work of audio and video post-production easier, more cost-effective, and extremely reliable. We have been proud partners to a number of companies working on some of the world’s best films.”
Non-Linear Solutions, a Los Angeles-based company, acquired eight terabytes of Archion’s Alliance product for us in conjunction with the post production of “Beowulf.” “When working in the world of post-production, especially on a big Hollywood movie, a reliable storage solution is essential and Archion provides just such a solution,” says Non-Linear Solutions owner/president Danny Friedman.
“The Alliance product was selected for a handful of technical and economic reasons,” Friedman added. “One of the things I like best about Archion is the RAID Solution of backing up all of the storage without the need for total redundancy. In other words, I don’t have to purchase four terabytes for a two terabyte project. It’s more cost-effective and helps me manage media more effectively. We’ve found that our down time has been practically eliminated and that makes me happy.”
In “Beowulf,” Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis tells the oldest epic tale in the English language with the most modern technology, advancing the cinematic form, through the magic of digitally-enhanced live action. The storyline: “In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf. After destroying the overpowering demon Grendel, he incurs the undying wrath of the beast’s ruthlessly seductive mother, who will use any means possible to ensure revenge. The ensuing epic battle resonates throughout the ages, immortalizing the name of Beowulf.”
The steller cast of “Beowulf” is led by Ray Winstone in the title role, joined by Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins as the cursed King Hrothgar, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman, and Oscar winner Angelina Jolie as Grendel’s mother.
Paramount Pictures presents “Beowulf” in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, An ImageMovers Production.
About the Archion Alliance™ Product:
Archion’s Alliance™ is a networked storage, fully Avid and Final Cut Pro compatible product. Alliance is able to manage and share large numbers of volumes within a project-based organization, and features full hardware RAID protection for all volumes. Other features include 8 ports of 4 GB FC bandwidth expandable to 16 ports, 4 GB FC allows for HD support, an easy-to-use interface, and Mac compatible.
Burbank, California-based Archion has been at the forefront of digital media storage since 1999, when a team of technology entrepreneurs launched the company. Post-production professionals on over 60 features films have utilized Archion’s family of products – Synergy HD™, Synergy HDu™, Synergy LS™, Alliance Lite™, Alliance™ and Alliance Pro™. Since day one, Archion has delivered on its promise to provide turn-key digital media storage systems that are seamless in operation with expansion capabilities to meet the ever growing demands of its clients. More information about Archion is available atwww.archion.com.
Contact: Dan Harary