My5minutes.com Gives "Thick as Thieves" Two Thumbs up
FREMONT, CA -- 12/17/2004 -- My5minutes.com, an online community where people can upload and download videos for free, selects “Thick As Thieves,” an entertaining short film, as its Feature Video of the Month.
Each month my5minutes.com features one video of the thousands of videos that can be found on its site in order to highlight premium content and give exposure to aspiring filmmakers. This month’s selection, “Thick As Thieves,” is an amateur martial arts comedy starring Peter and Heather Hallett. Peter Hallett also directed the film, which was shot over three days. Hallett has directed small fight scenes since the age of twelve. His goal in filmmaking is to combine the realistic fights of Bruce Lee with Jackie Chan’s long choreographed, using everything as a weapon, fights. He also believes that a good dose of humor does no one any harm. “Thick As Thieves” combines all of these aspects and delivers a realistic yet humors martial arts film.
“Being Featured Video of the Month is just great. My5minutes.com has given us an amazing opportunity to share our work with the world, and for free! Being able to upload my video to my5minutes.com gave me the ability to present it to a film company. As a result, ’Thick As Thieves’ is now going to be included as an amateur showcase on one of their DVDs entitled ’Everyone is Kung Fu Fighting 4.’ Thank you my5minutes.com for making it possible to share our hard work with the world!” said Peter Hallett, director of “Thick As Thieves.”
With more than 27,500 registered users since its launch less than a year ago and an average new user growth rate over 10% per week, “Thick As Thieves” is just one of thousands of videos that can be found on my5minutes.com. All registered my5minutes.com users get a free account with 5 gigabytes of storage, allowing them to upload numerous videos of different length and genres. Videos ranging from home movies, amateur documentaries, and martial arts films can be found on my5minutes.com. A thumbnail is created for each video uploaded to my5minutes.com to give users a glimpse at content. My5minutes.com is also equipped with a search feature, the ability to leave comments, and a five star rating system, which indicates the most popular videos and determines the top ten list. Users that make the top ten videos list capture their “five minutes of fame.”
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Over the past few months Peter Hallett has come to the attention of a leading Martial Arts film magazine ’Vengeance’ (www.vengeancemagazine.co.uk), and together with the editor Dean Meadows, they are setting up a new film production company called ’Utopian Pictures’. Hallett and Meadows are currently seeking financing for their first feature “Tough Justice.”
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