STOCKHOLM, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Happy Socks and Robert Rodriguez to release short film SOCK'EM DEAD in October 2015.
Maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is bringing his action-packed, fierce style to a partnership project with unique high quality sock and underwear company Happy Socks.
The duo has collaborated on a short film called SOCK'EM DEAD, featuring an A-list cast and crew with an authentic cinematic style and production value, shot and edited entirely at Robert Rodriguez's Austin Texas based full functioning production facility, Troublemaker Studios.
SOCK'EM DEAD stars Madison Davenport and features some fun celebrity supporting roles such as long time collaborator Danny Trejo as well as From Dusk till Dawn star Wilmer Valderrama.
The short film will premiere on October 20th, 2015 on www.happysocks.com.
To celebrate this collaboration, Happy Socks release a series of three pairs of socks which Robert Rodriguez designed, available 12th October on www.happysocks.com, at Happy Socks Concept Stores and selected retailers.
ABOUT ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
Robert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He is also the Founder and Chairman of El Rey Network, the new genrebusting English-language cable network. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Robert Rodriguez wrote the script to his first feature film while sequestered at a drug research facility as a paid subject in a clinical experiment. That pay-check covered the cost of shooting his film. He planned to make the money back by selling the film to the Mexican home video market.
The film, "El Mariachi," went on to win the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and became the lowest budget movie ever released by a major studio. Rodriguez wrote about these experiences in Rebel Without a Crew, a perennial guide for the independent filmmaker.
Rodriguez went on to write, produce, direct and edit a series of successful films including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller's Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, Grindhouse, Machete and Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For.
In 2000, Rodriguez founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin, Texas based production facility of which he is co-owner and president. In 2010, he launched Quick Draw Productions a development, production and financing company which gives Rodriguez "green light" capabilities to develop and produce his own media projects across film, television, gaming and interactive platforms while closely controlling the creative process.
Robert Rodriguez resides in Austin, Texas.
ABOUT TROUBLEMAKER STUDIOS
Located inside the decommissioned Robert Mueller Airport complex, Troublemaker retrofitted this expansive site into a state-of-the-art production facility, capable of accommodating multiple productions simultaneously and featuring ample on-site production, fabrication and post facilities. The studio includes a world-renowned visual effects house, music and publishing arms and has played a primary role in making Austin a vibrant filmmaking hub.
Troublemaker Studios has proudly served as home to a number of Film and Television productions including From Dusk Till Dawn Season One, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete, Predators, Grindhouse, Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D and the Spy Kids series.
Troublemaker Studios were opened in 2001 to accommodate the production needs of director Robert Rodriguez and producer Elizabeth Avellan.
ABOUT HAPPY SOCKS
Bringing happiness and quality to every corner of the world. Happy Socks started in the spring of 2008. Two friends had a vision: to spread happiness by turning an everyday essential into a colorful design piece with a rigid standard of ultimate quality, craftsmanship and creativity. A concept now brought to perfection by the Happy Socks collective of creators.
Today Happy Socks are sold in more than 70 countries and on every continent.
Happy Socks features an almost endless variety of models and designs, using a broad spectrum of color combinations and original patterns.
SOURCE Happy Socks