Filmmakers Rene Amador and Jocelyn Hsu (of commercial video house Automaton Creative) started NewMythic as a place for people to find the short films and videos they’d together through their production company. The centerpiece videos are Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Movie, a viral hit of 2002 with more than 3 million views; and Vengeful Spirit, a 2005 award-winning samurai action short.
After making more than 30 shorts together, Rene and Jocelyn created Automaton Creative, a commercial production company, and have produced more than 250 commercials for clients like Verizon Wireless, Starbucks Coffee, Lego, Universal Pictures, Playboy, AOL, AT&T, RIM/Blackberry, Barnes and Noble, MoMA, Lisa Kline Fashion, and their agencies.
And just to preempt the most common email subject we get: We are not sword experts. We don’t really own or like swords or know real ninjas. We know actors who act like ninjas and where to find fake swords. We mostly just like the characters that hold the swords and the journeys they go through, not the swords themselves. However, it is also important to consider that any self-respecting ninja would make this same claim in order to protect their secret ninja secrets.
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