DREAMWORKS ANIMATION’S RICK REKEDAL JOINS ADVISORY BOARD OF TENNESSEE BASED SEABOURNE PICTURES
Seabourne Pictures’ First Feature Film AFTER Opens – 2012 Nashville Film Festival
Seabourne Pictures, a Franklin, TN based film company, today announced that Rick Rekedal has joined the company’s board of advisors. Rekedal is an entertainment industry veteran in his 15th year with DreamWorks Animation. In his current role, Rekedal works closely with filmmakers and marketing executives to maximize the commercial potential of DreamWorks Animation’s biggest properties. Prior to his current role, Rick held posts as head of online production, head of licensing and head of interactive, helping establish film franchises such as “Shrek”, “Madagascar”, “Kung Fu Panda” and “How To Train Your Dragon”.
“We are honored and thrilled to have Rick officially join Seabourne’s advisory board,” said Seabourne founder, Michael W. Smith. “Rick’s fifteen-plus years of experience in the motion picture industry are invaluable, and we are grateful and proud to have him come aboard as we begin to craft our marketing and distribution strategy for After.”
(Pictured: Rick Rekedal)
The advisory board’s role is to counsel Seabourne in honing its future business strategy as it relates to development, production, and release, beginning with the 2012 theatrical feature After, which will open the Nashville Film Festival on April 19.
“Ryan Smith is a rare talent, truly a complete filmmaker,” said Rekedal. “With the release of Ryan’s first film After just around the corner, I’m honored to join the advisory board at Seabourne and look forward to contributing in whatever way I can.”
Rekedal will join Michael W. Smith and Gregory Ham on the advisory board.
When two bus crash survivors (Steven Strait, Karolina Wydra) awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to question whether the town they know so well is really what it seems.
About Seabourne Pictures:
Seabourne Pictures, an independent film company based in Franklin, TN, was founded in 2004 by Michael W. Smith and Ryan Smith. Seabourne’s debut feature “After” is based on an original script by Ryan Smith, and marks his feature directorial debut. Smith’s previous works include numerous short films and music videos, including a top ten music video for band Leeland’s “Sound of Melodies.” In 2007 Brandon Gregory joined Seabourne as a partner after nearly 15 years of working in the film exhibition industry with Carmike Cinemas.
Seabourne Pictures is a subsidiary of The MWS Group, a multi-rights, entertainment, content, company and a partnership between Michael W. Smith, Chaz Corzine, and Gregory Ham. Ham, who heads Seabourne’s Advisory Board, served as Executive Producer on After.
After is a co-production between Franklin based Seabourne Pictures and international company Quite Quick Productions.