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Web Surfing: Poor Specimen Productions Partners with CHNL to Launch Online Surf Movie Streaming

Surf movie production house Poor Specimen launches a new website offering movie back-catalogue and new releases via breakthrough streaming option

| posted on November 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact-
Poor Specimen: info@poorspecimen.com
CHNL: Oliver Starr, ostarr@chnl.pro, (424) 4238-1834 x205

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., November 15th, 2011 – Poor Specimen are today set to unveil a new website featuring breakthrough streaming technology that will bring their extensive movie back-catalogue to a new audience.

Poor Specimen is the production house of surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, who says “I’m really excited to bring all of the movies we’ve created over the years together in one collection. I think a lot of our fans will be surprised at how much material there is that they haven’t seen.”

The website, created in partnership with CHNL, allows users to stream HD content without downloading, and to access that content from almost any connected device. In addition to the back-catalogue and new releases, the site will provide exclusive content not available anywhere else. “CHNL provides us an easy way to consolidate and distribute content with full control over the pricing and access. We also like the ability to stay connected directly to our fans and leverage social media to promote our films” stated Steele.

“We’re excited to have Poor Specimen on CHNL,” said John Wander, CEO of CHNL. “Taylor Steele represents the pinnacle of surf films and their selection of CHNL as the exclusive online venue for streaming and purchasing films allows us to show off what CHNL can do for filmmakers and all other type of publishers.”

Streaming options will include the Classic Movie Pass, which for a one-time payment offers viewers unlimited access to all the classics and titles previously not available on DVD such as Factory Seconds, Friday the 17th, and BottomLine. 5% of the proceeds from the movie pass will benefit Surf Resource Network’s “Create Your Future” International Photography Program- www.surfresource.org Alternatively viewers can select unlimited streaming access to single movie titles starting from just $5.95.

The movies available for streaming will also extend beyond Poor Specimen classics to future releases including an as-yet-unnamed Pacific swell movie and the upcoming Yesterdays – The Momentum Lost Tapes (coinciding with the 20-year anniversary) both slotted for a 2012 release. Taylor explains Yesterdays is a re-visioning of archival footage that didn’t find it’s way to screens. “I just wanted to make a little movie from all this extra footage. We’ve been digging up all the old tapes and going through memory lane. All the trips with friends and good times have all come storming back. It’s been a lot of fun—there is some classic footage that hasn’t been seen.”

The new Poor Specimen website will also house news feeds from Taylor’s various other projects, making it the one-stop location to keep up with everything from his revolutionary online platform innersection.tv, to varied artistic endeavors at vby.tv, which features Taylor’s ventures into music videos, commercials, short films and more.

The new Poor Specimen website can be found at http://www.poorspecimen.com/
To directly access movie streaming options, visit: http://movies.poorspecimen.tv/
For Poor Specimen’s complete filmography list, visit: http://www.poorspecimen.com/about/
For more information on the Surf Resource Network, visit: http://www.surfresource.org/

About CHNL
CHNL is an Internet technology innovator that empowers publishers to efficiently consolidate and distribute all types of content. Built by a team of experienced Internet and technology vanguards, CHNL provides an immersive online and mobile experience for users. For more information on CHNL, please call 424-238-1834 or visit http://www.chnl.pro. CHNL, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Additional
Surf Resource Network gets a Helping Hand from Poor Specimen

Poor Specimen supports Surf Resource Network’s “Create Your Future” Program by donating 5% of proceeds from the “Classic Movie Pass”. The Classic Movie Pass provides streaming access to 20 classic Poor Specimen movies, plus exclusive access to 5 films not available on DVD!

Many surf destinations around the world are located in third world countries where there are not many job opportunities for the locals outside of fishing. The “Create Your Future” Program introduces locals of surf destinations in third world countries to jobs and opportunities available in the creative space, such as photography, film making, writing, and graphic design. The young minds in the program will go on to be leaders and fund raise, by selling their unique work, for pressing issues in their respective communities, such as sanitation, health, or education. The “Create Your Future” program kicks off in 2012 with an emphasis on training young photographers-to-be in Libera, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Keep tabs on the program at www.surfresource.org.

To get your “Classic Movie Pass” and show your support for Surf Resource Network
http://movies.poorspecimen.tv/