HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty have partnered to acquire exclusive North American streaming rights from RMVISTAR for Anacronte. The short animated film premiered on HBO Max on 15 September. WarnerMedia OneFifty is also developing Anacronte as a multimedia project.
Anacronte features devilish gods who arbitrarily torpedo innocent people whose worlds are thrown out of joint by the blows of arrows, uniting them in death and grief.
RMVISTAR founder and president Rose Marie Vega said, “RMVISTAR is once again very pleased to be working with HBO Max and we look forward to our new development endeavor with WarnerMedia OneFifty. Anacronte is a wonderful short film that pierces your heart with its beautiful tapestry built upon an amazing universe that the creative team at Mr. Bug has brought to life in their incredibly powerful film sans the spoken word.”
The 3D CGI animated short film was produced by Mr. Bug Studio, one of the leading animation and transmedia content studios based in Argentina, in collaboration with Raúl Koler, who wrote the original short story and serves as director. Emiliano Sette served as co-director and executive producer of the film and oversaw the film adaptation along with Koler.
The short film has won 130 awards worldwide, including in Los Angeles, London, New York and Venice, and has been selected as official festival selections in more than 300 festivals around the world. Most recently the film was the festival winner at the 2021 FILMHAUS: Berlin Film + New Media Competition.
HBO Max SVP and content acquisitions Leslie Cohen said, “Particularly during this difficult year, Anacronte beautifully illustrates universal human hardships. This is a mesmerizing and healing film that I am so happy to bring to the HBO Max platform.”
The deal was negotiated by Cohen for HBO and RMVISTAR’s Vega. Earlier this year, HBO Max closed a deal for Megamedia Chile’s Isabel with RMVISTAR in association with MGE Entertainment. The three-part miniseries based on the life of Isabel Allende – the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author and a tireless fighter for human rights – premiered on HBO Max in March