INvelop Entertainment to Release Brant Pinvidic’s Comical “Why I’m Not on Pokémon Go” Short Film

LOS ANGELES, December 06, 2016 /PRNewswire/ INvelop Entertainment is excited to announce the upcoming release of “Why I’m Not on Pokémon Go,” a hilarious documentary short sequel to the award-winning and critically acclaimed documentary feature, “Why I’m Not On Facebook” (2015). “Why I’m Not on Pokémon Go,” is already generating buzz in the film circuit and has been accepted into nine film festivals, including the Silicon Valley International, Miami Independent, and the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival. The film also won silver at the spotlight short film awards.

Directed by and starring filmmaker Brant Pinvidic, the new production focuses on the global phenomenon of Pokémon Go, which within months of its release became the most downloaded app in history.

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As most parents of teenagers do, Pinvidic struggles to connect with his 13-year-old daughter. When he catches her sneaking out of the house at night to catch virtual Pokémon on her smartphone, Pinvidic must decide whether to embrace the madness or ban it from his family forever. In doing so, he is catapulted into a hilarious journey of exploration and self-discovery.

Searching for answers on how a 25-year old Japanese cartoon become the most popular app in history, Pinvidic travels across the country interviewing family, die-hard Pokémon trainers and even celebrities. From a sit down with the first guy to “catch ‘em all” and a visit with Dr. Drew, to the absurdity of hunting for Pokémon in real life, Pinvidic shows the pleasure and pain of Pokémon Go in this revealing, humorous adventure.

Throughout this comedic and insightful tale, Pinvidic confronts the world of Pokémon Go in his personal and thought-provoking style, and along the way learns to connect with his daughter in new and unexpected ways. This film is a must see for Pokémon Go fans and anyone struggling with the pains of raising teenagers.

The short film is scheduled for release on digital platforms December 7, 2016. The film expands the “Why I’m Not On…” title and format that will be developed as a documentary series for 2017.

Director: Brant Pinvidic
Producers: Josh Klein, Jason Goldberg, Garret Greco
Rating: Not Rated
TRT: 12 minutes
Release Date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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About Brant Pinvidic

Brant is a veteran television producer and the founder and CEO of INvelop Entertainment, a full-service multimedia production company focusing on unscripted television, digital and documentary films.

Prior to forming INvelop Entertainment, Brant Pinvidic served as President and Chief Creative Officer for 3 Ball Entertainment, overseeing all of the company’s current programming and development slate. During his nearly six years with the company he developed and sold more than three dozen series, including Extreme Weight Loss for ABC, Funniest Wins starring Marlon Wayans for TBS, Catch a Contractor with Adam Corolla, and the hit series Bar Rescue for Spike TV.

In 2015, Pinvidic also produced and directed his first feature documentary, titled Why I’m Not on Facebook. The critically acclaimed film is a recent award winner at the Manhattan Film Festival, and is airing in more than 50 countries around the world.

Prior to joining 3 Ball Entertainment, Pinvidic was senior vice president of programming and development for TLC, playing a pivotal role in the launch of several successful series, including John & Kate Plus 8. Prior to his term at TLC, Brant was the senior vice president of Development at GRB Entertainment, where he headed up the company’s reality and scripted development. Brant was responsible for the creation, development, sales and production of the company’s slate of projects and served as Executive Producer.

Brant is represented by WME and resides in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

About INvelop Entertainment

INvelop Entertainment is a Los Angeles based television and film production company focusing on unscripted television, digital and documentary films. Founded in 2016 by veteran television producer Brant Pinvidic, the company entered into a multi-year producing agreement with STX Entertainment. STX and INvelop will co-produce all projects under the current deal and have more than a dozen projects in development with various cable and broadcast networks.

About Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality game developed by Niantic. It was initially released in selected countries in July 2016. In the game, players use a mobile device’s GPS capability to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on the screen as if they were in the same real-world location as the player. It quickly became a global phenomenon and was one of the most used and profitable mobile apps in 2016, having been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide. It was credited with popularizing location-based and augmented reality gaming, promoting physical activity, along with helping local businesses grow. However, it attracted controversy for contributing to accidents and becoming a public nuisance at some locations. Various governments expressed concerns over the security of the game, with some countries passing legislation regarding it.

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