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M2 Makes Entertainment


CREATE. DEVELOP. WRITE. DIRECT. PRODUCE. DEPLOY.

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M2 Makes Entertainment


CREATE. DEVELOP. WRITE. DIRECT. PRODUCE. DEPLOY.

3D REEL | Throw your Anaglyph (Red/Blue) glasses on your face and get ready! You = Mind. Blown. 

Platform Agnostic Storytelling Devotees

We love great stories.  From ancient cave paintings to a galaxy far, far away we can't get enough of fascinating characters and gripping narratives.  We love to consume them and, even better, we are madly, over the moon in love with creating them.

We are also the fortunate benefactors of the evolving content consumption landscape.  We have arrived at a time and place where a screen is a screen is a screen.  Be it via mobile phone or multi-plex, the audience has become a savvy consumer of quality story.  So much so, they no longer see the distinction between a TV story or a film Story, an animation story or a comic book story or a game story.  If it's available where and when they want it they will engage and consume.  If we do our job as tellers of great story, they transform to the ultimate form of audience member : a fan.

The genius of all this is a new freedom to tell stories and craft experiences that live everywhere the audience is - which is everywhere.  Indeed, we focus completely on character and story, utilizing any or all of the available platforms to deepen the audience experience.  This is where we as M2 thrives.  We look at all facets of the story, then skillfully select the ideal methods of delivering each component of that story and finally execute with passion and intent.  

Our mission is to pioneer rich new experiences that allow our audience to delve deeply into the worlds we create, join us there and kick and scream at any whisper of leaving.

After all, at the end of the day, as consumer or creator, we just want to hear a good story. 

Just a few things we're great at: 

Video Games

From script to screen, we specialize in creating engaging story content for games of all sizes and platforms.  M2 Motion Comics are a creatively compelling and budget friendly way to deliver engaging story at every level.

Transmedia

Crafting content that exists in multiple mediums and is delivered across multiple platforms is one of our specialties.  We just get it.  We love expanding an existing franchise or helping to build one from scratch.

Original Content

We are always, always creating and developing exciting original material.  It's pretty compelling stuff which we can't wait to unleash upon the world. To borrow a phrase from a great storyteller : "Stay tuned, true believers"...

Skills + Services

  • Story / Script
  • Film / Animation Direction
  • Casting + Voice Direction
  • Original Music Production
  • Post Audio Production

  • Art Direction
  • Character Development + Design
  • Storyboard + Story Reel
  • Motion Graphics
  • Project Management + Production

 

  • Branding and Logo
  • Collateral + Marketing
  • Print Design + Production
  • App Design + Development
  • Comic / Book Packaging + Production
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    Let's chat ;) Action@M2Action.com

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    THE AVERAGE JOES


    AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT'S EXPANSION INTO COMICS

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    THE AVERAGE JOES


    AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT'S EXPANSION INTO COMICS

    The Launch Trailer for Average Joes Entertainment's jump into Comics!

    The Average Joes Comic Series launches as an exclusive part of Colt Ford's album, "Thanks for Listening", at Wal-Mart with retail and tour editions to follow.

    We launched Average Joes Entertainment's new Super Hero team with a trailer that's anything but average.

     

    Average Joes Entertainment, an Atlanta and Nashville-based record label found success with flagship artist Colt Ford and a roster of artists and content aimed at the "Mud Generation".  As the company expands into other entertainment media they are launching a flagship comic series with the fine folks at 12-Gauge comics.

    To kick off the new endeavor, we came on board to create a launch trailer that celebrates the dynamic, fun spirit of the series and sets the stage for years of Average Joes adventures.

    Stay tuned... There's lots more fun to come!


    Whenever possible, we create custom art that is than separated and animated for maximum effect.

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    CABELA'S AFRICAN ADVENTURES


    ACTIVISION'S LONG RUNNING HUNTING FRANCHISE

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    CABELA'S AFRICAN ADVENTURES


    ACTIVISION'S LONG RUNNING HUNTING FRANCHISE

    Game Opening / Story Cinematic #1

    The latest in Cabela's series of hunting games released for PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii

    We joined Activision on the hunt for a stylish and sophisticated series of story cinematics

    We created all the story cinematics for Activisions' long running hunting franchise.  You play as a surly hunter commissioned to recover the pieces of a tribal statue.  To complete your mission you'll have to confront Africa's most fearsome beasts, your unscrupulous benefactor and romantic complications.

    We developed a sophisticated illustration style that perfectly compliments the look and feel of the gameplay while supporting a fun and engaging story.  Additionally, we were commissioned to create the in-game menu and loading screens to carry the look and feel of the storyline throughout the title.

    Story Cinematic #2

    Story Cinematic #3

    Story Cinematic #5

    Story Cinematic #4

    Story Cinematic #6 / Game Closing


    We created the in-game menu and loading screens to keep the visual style flowing throughout the title.

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    THE TOWER CHRONICLES


    LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENTS' FLAGSHIP COMIC SERIES

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    THE TOWER CHRONICLES


    LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENTS' FLAGSHIP COMIC SERIES

    Legendary Entertainments' Flagship Comic Series: "The Tower Chronicles" launch trailer.  Directed by M2

    Comic industry legends Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley team up with Legendary Entertainment mastermind, Thomas Tull to launch their expansion into the comics industry.

    We brought Legendary's flagship comic series to life in glorious 3D!

    To celebrate their foray into the comics industry, Legendary Entertainment engaged us to create a 3D launch trailer.  

    The trailer allowed us to show off a bit.  We love working in Anaglyph (Red/Blue) 3D due to the universal accessibility of the effect.  From smart phone to tablet to flat screen TV, our 3D process just works.  The added dimension draws the viewer deeply into the world of the material.  We really love it.  Plus getting those Red/Blue glasses onto the faces of your audience opens up all kinds of cool promotional opportunities.  Plus, they sure are stylish ;)

    As long time fans, bringing legendary comic artist, Simon Bisley's work to life was enough to make M2 Directors, Adam Martin + Eben Matthews squeal like star-struck school girls. (Those two tend to get a bit excited about the work.)

     


    When starting with existing art, we separate each element that will be animated.  This often leaves gaps in the art which we fill in with new art to create a seamless and cohesive final product. 

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    FEMME FATALES


    CINEMAX' SEXY SERIES GETS IN BED WITH M2

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    FEMME FATALES


    CINEMAX' SEXY SERIES GETS IN BED WITH M2

    "Libra's Streets"

    Cinemax' late night anthology series brought a wide mix of genre and talent together to weave a collection of Cryptkeeper worth tales with a sexy edge.

    We powered up Cinemax' sexy anthology series.

    In the season two finale, Cinemax' Femme Fatales brought out the spandex (well, leather) for a sexy take on a female vigilante keeping the streets safe for common folk.

    We created a one minute dream sequence that showcased our costumed crime fighter alive in the pages of the funny book she was inspired by.

    The series embraces the racier side of Cinemax' late night history while playing with hard boiled noir tropes and all manor of fun genre tales.

    Our segment in the context of the show can be seen HERE but be warned, there is some nudity involved (Boobs!). 

     


    "Libra" in glorious live action and as her illustrated counterpart

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    SUPREMACY MMA


    EVERY FIGHTER HAS A STORY

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    SUPREMACY MMA


    EVERY FIGHTER HAS A STORY

    Game Opening Movie

    M2 created a unique art style for the title which included designing the box art for the console versions of the game.

    We jumped into the cage to write, direct and produce all the story content for the kick ass game, Supremacy MMA.  

    We created over 90 minutes of content in 7 months! (Woah!) and developed a unique style and production process. to make ti happen. 

    The game launched on X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and then Playstation Vita. 

    Additionally we created the game box art, website and a kick-ass poster campaign celebrating each fighter and their attitude in the game. 

    X-Box 360/PS3 : Dante Cut Scene #1

    PSP Vita : Novel Bell Cut Scene #1

    Story Trailer


    Poster Campaign:  Art Direction, Deisgn and Illustration by M2.

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    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS


    THE CULT-HIT FRANCHISE TAKES ON COMICS

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    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS


    THE CULT-HIT FRANCHISE TAKES ON COMICS

    M2's Motion Comic Teaser Launches the Franchise into Comics

    The ultimate companion piece to Boondock Saints II in all it's Hard-Cover Edition glory

    We added volumes to one of the most successful cult-hit franchises of all time.

    The Boondock Saints films have generated over $250 million in sales and attracted legions of fans all over the world (over 4.5 million on Facebook alone).

    With the series' first expansion into any media beyond film, we created a teaser trailer that let the fan base know - The Saints are Coming! 

    The untold story of the 'Original Saint' - The series brings you right into the middle of the franchise, integrating with Boondock Saints II : "All Saints Day" and expands on the history of 'Il Duce'.  The Brothers MacManus are also on tap, in Boston and Ireland, doing what they do best in a series of brand new adventures.

    Is this worth picking up? Absolutely. Why? Because it not only allows you to experience the franchise in a very exciting new way but it kicks the door wide open for future installments in this medium. Consider it a win!
    — Icon vs. Icon

    Follow along on the Boondock Comics Facebook Page 


    The Boondock Saints Comic Series was produced by M2 Co-Founder, Eben Matthews.  It's the first incarnation of the franchise beyond the films and is designed as a companion to them. 

    The ultimate "Black Label Edition" collects the entire series with extra features in one decadent, extremely limited collectors' edition. 

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    BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE


    STILL HERE?

    GOOD :)

    ENJOY... 

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    BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE


    STILL HERE?

    GOOD :)

    ENJOY... 

    We created this spec commercial spot for Pepsi to showcase our unique aesthetic's application to advertising.  The spot features our favorite little Ninja's from Agimat Comic's "Shadow Candy" See more of these awesome guys at www.shadowcandy.com

    Showtime's marketing agency asked us to produce a teaser for what a Dexter motion comic series might look like... They loved it but killed it. They had already committed themselves in a different direction.  Damn.  

    Our publisher extraordinaire, 12-Gauge Comics, hired us to create a trailer for their series : Luke McBain.  Think  "Walking Tall" featuring multi-platinum selling country music star, Trace Adkins.

    Motion Comics Can DANCE!!!???

    Produced for www.ADASports.com, the site featured all manor of animations as long as they had "something, really anything to do with dance."  With guidelines that strict, how could we resist a little soft shoe or funky chicken.  We're just as surprised as you that a site with that focus isn't still going strong.  However, the following two shorts sashayed on out as a result of their having existed.

    Anyone who's ever gone through the grueling audition process will understand...

    M2's motion comic short about a girl, a boy and the love they share... until it goes ALL WRONG!