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Creative content agency HODDER crafts "A New Film" for Amazon Prime Original Series

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MINNEAPOLIS, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For Hodder, it all started when they were asked by their valued clients at Amazon Studios to create a half-hour special for The Man in the High Castle to be released during a long break between its second and third seasons. This incredible drama series, based on the 1962 novel by the incomparable Philip K. Dick, posits what would have happened if the United States had lost World War II. If you haven't seen the series, you should watch. It's amazingly haunting, thoroughly compelling, and absolutely addicting.

But here's the thing. How do you convince an entire generation of discerning viewers who already have myriad viewing options across multiple entertainment platforms, blah, blah, blah.. to sample this dense and layered series? More critically, how do you entice this audience to start watching a series from the beginning?

That's a great question, let us know when you find the answer…no wait, Hodder already did. It's called A New Film: The Man in the High Castle Viewer's Guide, narrated by Stephen Root who plays Hawthorne Abendsen, now streaming on Prime Video and YouTube.

Sure there are numerous challenges in creating a special like this. This series is very compelling but it's also dark, complex and contains difficult subject matter. So how do you make it feel accessible? For Hodder, the answer comes by doing what they always do. They immerse themselves in the series and learn everything they can about each character and every episode. They become experts. They find the humanity in the story and share that with the audience. They give viewers a comprehensive tutorial of an unimaginable world. The end result is a point of entry, expertly crafted, setting the stage for an unforgettable viewing experience.

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For more information, contact Tim – 612-359-3625

About Hodder

Entertainment is 24/7 for today's audiences. They expect to be engaged at a moment's notice, wherever they are. That's good news for television on all platforms, but it also demands the need for keeping audiences connected before, during, and after episodes as well as between seasons.

Whether on-air, on-demand or online, clip-driven content is a solution that rewards fans, attracts new viewers and builds momentum. Hodder's recognized expertise has been honed on groundbreaking shows like LOST and Battlestar Galactica. Comic Book cult favorites like Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Social media juggernauts like Catastrophe. And television movie franchises like Descendants 1 and 2.

Each project has a primary purpose, such as launching a new series or season, bidding farewell to fans, re-engaging audiences after an extended hiatus, or kicking off a night of event television. Hodder fulfills the purpose while aligning seamlessly with the network's objectives, a series' personality and audience expectations.

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