Award-winning producer Shaftesbury (Life with Derek) and its digital media division, Smokebomb Entertainment, today announced the launch of the first original mobile App series, called Totally Amp’d, starring Ashley Leggat (Life with Derek) and Cristine Prosperi (Degrassi: The Next Generation). Totally Amp’d tells the story of five talented teenagers who are brought together to become the next big pop group.
Featuring a 10-appisode live-action music comedy series, an original soundtrack, and a suite of interactive activities, Totally Amp’d will launch worldwide via the Apple App Store on Thursday, January 26th. The first appisode and related activities of Totally Amp’d will be available for free, and the remaining content can be unlocked for a one-time fee of $4.99.
Featuring 10 six to nine-minute “appisodes,” Totally Amp’d tells the story of five teenagers with raw talent, who come together in the hopes of becoming the next big pop group. When XMP! Music announces a contest for an up-and-coming band to win a spot opening for pop sensation Charlie Fever, the label’s savvy receptionist-turned-manager, Zoe (Ashley Leggat), taps a group of teens to form the band Totally Amp’d in order to bring home the prize – and show up her arrogant boss, Archie. Through the course of the series, Zoe and her handpicked crew navigate the rocky – and hilarious – road to fame while trying to make their dreams come true. The dynamic young cast also includes Cristine Prosperi and Demetrius Joyette (Wingin’ It) as members of the aspiring band.
With each Totally Amp’d appisode, interactive content is unlocked that turns iOS devices into sophisticated music, film and design studios. Creating posters and album covers, customizing the band’s look, directing music videos, remixing and uploading their own vocals to the original songs, and much more, kids will have endless hours of artistic activity at their fingertips as they create their own custom content within the Totally Amp’d narrative.
All original music in the series is performed by the cast, and was written & composed by composer Jared Gutstadt of Jingle Punks (The Voice).
Totally Amp’d is a joint initiative of Shaftesbury and Smokebomb Entertainment. Published by XMG Studio, the project has been funded with the participation of the Canada Media Fund’s Experimental Stream and the OMDC’s Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit.
The first appisode can be viewed at http://ow.ly/8kSyH.
Check out some images from Totally Amp’d below.