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Meet the Star of The Hit Superhero Movie Series Antboy!

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- May 27, 2015 -- You don't have to be a superhero to be a hero! Viva Pictures is seeking a little help from fans of Antboy -- the family-friendly, international hit about a 12-year-old boy who is bitten by an ant and develops superpowers -- to assist in securing a multi-market theatrical release for its sequel: Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury. Directed by Ask Hasselbalch, the highly ANT-icipated follow up to last year's breakout superhero film, which features anti-bullying themes at its core, will be available in theaters on July 3rd.

As part of a Kickstarter campaign hosted by Viva Pictures, contributors will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Antboy himself, actor Oscar Dietz, and be a part of his entourage for the day at Disneyland! On top of common rewards such as t-shirts and DVDs, the campaign's rewards also include lunch with Antboy and a trip to a Hollywood sound studio to dub your voice into a scene from the upcoming film. Additionally, one lucky contributor can receive an invitation to join Oscar on-screen for an anti-bullying PSA and attend the film's Los Angeles Premiere with him. The campaign will run through June 15th.

Viva Pictures aims to raise $50,000 in order to finance a multi-market theatrical release for the eagerly awaited sequel. The funding will be used to secure theaters, create marketing materials, and increase awareness of the film's July 2015 release and deliver its strong anti-bullying messaging to children everywhere. If the Kickstarter campaign misses its goal, Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury will not be able to hit as many theaters, and therefore will not have as large of an impact on as many kids.

"This campaign presents a unique opportunity for fans of the Antboy books and films and fans of movies in general to be a part of the movie-making experience," said Victor Elizalde, President of VIVA Pictures, of its Kickstarter campaign. "Not only will they be able to be on the ground part of getting this incredible film in theaters, they will be playing an immeasurably important role in helping take a big bite out of bullying."

VIVA pictures is asking that Antboy fans, in addition to making contributions, help spread the word about the film's Kickstarter campaign on social media using the following hash tags: #Antboy #NoMoreBullies

Antboy: Revenge of the Red Fury is based on the hit books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, the first of which is now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and much more. Antboy once again finds his world thrust back into danger when a new band of super-villains arise. The Terror Twins, created by The Flea and fueled by his sinister DNA altering serum, wreak havoc on the city all while Red Fury, a friend turned dangerous foe, attacks Antboy and those closest to him in an attempt at revenge.

The first film was an official selection of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

More information on the Kickstarter campaign can be found online:

About VIVA Pictures
VIVA Pictures, LLC. is an independent film distribution company offering a wide variety of channels for its partners. The company is ideally positioned for creating a new, modern distribution model leveraging innovative technology and existing relationships with key retailer and rental channels on par with major studios. For more information, visit

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