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Arrest Assured Premieres at 28th Mill Valley Film Festival

Premiered at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival (November 14, 2005)

Arrest Assured, Pendulum Studios new 3D animated short film, recently premiered at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival, Saturday, October 15th, 2005. The film was one of eight featured animated shorts presented in the festival showcase, A Toon for the Misbegotten.

Created, directed, and executed by studio owners, Mike McCormick and Rob Taylor; Arrest Assured follows the comedic efforts of a bored and restless man whose quest for a night of sleep turns him into a would-be burglar. ?Premiering our film at the Mill Valley Festival has been a wonderful experience, said Rob Taylor, Pendulum Studios President and Executive Producer, ?we were honored to show our work alongside some of the industrys best animation studios. Other titles featured in the showcase included Moongirl, from Laika Entertainment and the award-winning short 9, by director, Shane Acker.

Following the showcase was a Q&A session with the short film directors and creators.

Presented by the California Film Institute, the 28th Festival ran through October 616, 2005, at the CinéArts@Sequoia and 142 ThrockmortonTheatre (Mill Valley), Century Cinema (Corte Madera), and at the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (San Rafael).  This year's festival presented Tributes to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Michael Powell, Donald Sutherland, and Jeff Daniels, with a Spotlight on Felicity Huffman. The 2005 Festival presented over 200 films from 55 countries.

Pendulum Studios is a San Diego based 3D animation and effects studio specializing in high-end character animation and great story-telling. Owned and operated by directors, Michael McCormick and Robert Taylor, the studio strives to produce the highest quality animation for commercials, game cinematics, film, and their own animated shorts.  For more information on the studio or any of its service-oriented projects or proprietary films, please visit or call (619) 725-0750.

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