Toronto, Canada – Smokebomb Entertainment, the digital division of leading producer and distributor Shaftesbury, is offering the Totally Amp’d App for free to consumers in Canada, effective immediately. Based on the tween digital comedy series Totally Amp’d (10 x six minutes), about a group of teens who compete to become the next big pop group, the companion App for iOS platforms features interactive Music, Movie and Design Studios, and is available for free download until May 10th in Canada via iTunes. The App is also available to U.S. and international consumers for $1.99 via iTunes. Totally Amp’d the series is available to Canadians on YTV.
Awarded Best in Mobile Application at the 2012 Digi Awards, Totally Amp’d tells the story of a group of musically talented teens who are brought together to become the next big pop group. When an important music label announces a contest for an up-and-coming band to open for pop star Charlie Fever, the label’s savvy receptionist-turned-manager, Zoe (Ashley Leggat), taps five teens to form a band in order to bring home the prize, including Cristine Prosperi (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Demetrius Joyette (Wingin’ It).
The Totally Amp’d App is designed to give fans the opportunity to become a part of the series’ story world by creating customized content with the Music, Movie and Design Studios. Viewers can remix original songs and add their own vocal tracks using the Karaoke feature; direct their own music videos using footage and songs from the series; design album covers and band outfits, and more. Totally Amp’d reimagines the way kids relate to media and presents them with the chance to personalize and share their experiences in new ways.
The Totally Amp’d Facebook contest “Sing 2 the Tune” offers Canadian fans their own shot at stardom. By submitting a video or audio file of them performing a Totally Amp’d song, fans are automatically entered for a chance to win a brand-new iPod touch along with an exclusive t-shirt signed by the cast of the show, and much more. The contest closes on May 10th at 12:00 pm ET.
Totally Amp’d is produced by Jay Bennett, Daniel Dales and Jarrett Sherman. The series is directed by Benjamin Weinstein (Life with Derek, Baxter) and written by Karen McClellan (Being Erica). All original music performed by the cast was written and composed by award-winning composer Jared Gutstadt, CEO and co-founder of Jingle Punks (The Voice). The Totally Amp’d App is published by XMG Studio. Totally Amp’d is funded with the participation of the Canada Media Fund’s Experimental Stream and the OMDC’s Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit.
Smokebomb Entertainment, the award-winning digital media division of production and distribution company Shaftesbury, creates convergent experiences for television and original, multiplatform content including the upcoming digital comedy series Backpackers for CTV and The CW; kids’ series Totally Amp’d and Unlikely Heroes for YTV; 3D science fiction series State of Syn and the International Emmy-nominated Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs. With offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Shaftesbury is an award-winning producer and distributor of original content for television and multiple platforms in more than 120 countries. Shaftesbury’s slate includes four seasons of The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels and seven seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv, UKTV, ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment and most recently CBC. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2013 Smokebomb Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.