Option-G Creates Original Animated Video Series Dreamstates for Sundance Channel Featuring Creative Innovators from the Worlds of Music and Film

Malin Akerman, Will Forte, Mike Gordon, Sebastian Junger and Questlove Recall their Most Shocking Dreams

NEW YORK (May 10, 2011) – Creative agency Option-G has developed a new collaborative animated video series entitled DreamStates for In the five-part series, famous musicians, actors and an Oscar-nominated filmmaker recall some of their most stirring dream stories, which are then brought to life by five talented and unique animators.

DreamStates includes interviews with musicians Questlove (The Roots) and Mike Gordon (Phish), actor/comedian Will Forte ("Saturday Night Live"), actress Malin Akerman (Watchmen, Couples Retreat) and writer/documentarian Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm, Restrepo). Each episode is 2-3 minutes in length and the dreams recounted by these creative innovators run the gamut of bizarre, funny, powerful and shocking. All of the episodes are as visually stunning as the stories themselves.

About the Episodes:
Questlove: Questlove recalls the only dream he can ever remember and it’s always in black and white. In this non-linear dream, Questlove is at 30th St. Train Station in Philadelphia, he’s about to fail out of school and he is faced with the pressure of having to create a new theme and animation for Soul Train.

Will Forte: In Will Forte’s episode of DreamStates, Will is being relentlessly chased by a giant Icelandic puffin. The puffin chases Will from the big city to the ski slopes of Squaw Valley and never backs off – he just can’t seem to shake the puffin until they finally meet face to face.

Malin Akerman: Malin hears her mother get killed and then she is stabbed by the killer until "everything goes black". After "awakening" – she is faced with the choice of saying goodbye to her father or heading towards the "light". Along the way she gets some help and guidance from old family and friends.

Sebastian Junger: Sebastian recalls how, while embedded with troops in Afghanistan, the "dream state and reality would get often blended together". In his very profound dream – Sebastian is being attacked by evil "bubble monsters" that just keep coming and won’t stop – with no end in sight.

Mike Gordon: In Mike Gordon’s episode of DreamStates, Mike discusses how sometimes when playing live – he gets to a "place" that connects him to one of his "night dreams" where he literally see a "vision" from a recurring dream.

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About Option-G:
Option-G is a collaborative advertising, design, digital and original content agency. A scalable group of creators able to adapt to client needs, whether it’s building a brand, creating ad campaigns or developing original content. Option-G is a highly influential and ever evolving company that creates visual content with a unique look and direction.

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