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August 31, 2016 18:02 ET

Big Boots and Winkler Films to Jointly Develop Sci-Fi Feature "Prison Earth"

David Winkler, Producer of Oscar Nominated Creed, Signs on to Co-Development and Production Deal for Newly Launched The Gnome Life

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - August 31, 2016) - Big Boots Studios' President and Chief Content Officer Roger Mincheff and David Winkler of Winkler Films announced today they will jointly develop a graphic novel and feature film for digital platforms under the new fandom content shingle, The Gnome Life. Prison Earth is a sci-fi thriller based on the premise that aliens have been using earth for decades as a prison for some of their worst criminals. Prison Earth will be released as a graphic novel in Q1 2017 and production on the feature will begin in Q2, with Winkler producing.

"We're so excited that David has joined us to produce Prison Earth," said Roger Mincheff, President and CCO of Big Boots Studios. "He has proven his ability to identify stories that connect with fans, and we're excited to explore the world of Prison Earth together."

David Winkler and Winkler Films have recently produced Creed, The Gambler and The Mechanic series.

"From the first meeting to discuss Prison Earth with Big Boots, I was impressed with Roger's enthusiasm for the idea," said David Winkler. "I'm sure our collaboration with be a great creative one."

The Gnome Life's content includes features, episodic series, games and content for Virtual Reality, as well as a fandom/geek culture site. The genre bending content spans horror, fantasy, wizardry, deals with the supernatural, conspiracy theories, rock and roll and martial arts. The Gnome Life content will initially be distributed across two platforms, a fandom/geek culture site, and a new YouTube channel, The Gnome Life. It will spread in scope across all media and platforms by early 2017. A casual gaming app for iOS called "The Gnome Life" is also in production as well as several Video Enhanced Graphic Novels (VEGNs).

Big Boots recently announced a 6-picture deal with Alqur Studios, a leading film fund and studio based in Mexico. The partnership kicks off with a co-production of State of Ward, about a corrupt undercover cop seeking redemption. The live action short film is shooting now in Los Angeles for a Q1 2017 release.

Big Boots is the first studio dedicated to engagement platforms -- creating entertainment and social media experiences rooted in the digital space, that bring together content creators and content consumers in an open exchange of creativity, information, and commerce. Big Boots has been moving rapidly since its founding in January 2016 by Roger Mincheff and GM & Head of Content Programming Anthony Kaan: It owns a large library of code, games and apps geared for development of engagement platforms with partners.

Winkler Films and Big Boots were brought together by producer and literary manager Chris George (Tom Clancy's Homeland Security, Act of Valor).

About Big Boots

Launched in 2016 by Roger Mincheff and Anthony Kaan, Big Boots is a studio dedicated to incubating, building, and launching data driven engagement platforms. Each Big Boots platform is built with top-tier talent, media/entertainment partners, and iconic brands from day one to accelerate growth. These standalone businesses (entertainment and social media experiences rooted in the digital space) then harness engagement to drive brand awareness and increase long-term equity. Over the next 36 months, Big Boots has premium engagement platform launching with major media partners across entertainment, sports, gaming, and music. General inquiries: (310) 829-9990 ext.409. Email:

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