Somnium Productions Signs 5 Picture Deal



Santa Monica, CA . Oct. 31, 2012 – R Squared Films gets off to a fast start at the American Film Market, signing a 5 film deal with Somnium Productions, on the strength of Somnium’s debut feature, “Bubblegum and Broken Fingers”. “Bubblegum” makes its market debut at AFM on October 31.

Kathleen Shinn and Sean Jackson, of Somnium Productions, have produced over 30 short films in the last eight years. Their first feature, Bubblegum and Broken Fingers, is a gritty, crime ensemble, action hybrid. The film has won multiple awards in the festival circuit. Producer Kathleen Shinn says, “For Sean and I, shorts have not only served as an artistic outlet but also as a creative and technical exercise, working towards the ultimate goal, which for us is feature filmmaking.”

Worldwide rights for Bubblegum and Broken Fingers is available through R Squared Films. More information and screeners are available at Lowes 661 during AFM, or by contacting Buzz Remde at R Squared Films at (623)889-5530, or emailing The trailer can be seen at http://

ABOUT R SQUARED FILMS R Squared Films is a North American Distributor and worldwide sales agency. For more information, contact Buzz Remde, tel. 623-889-5530, email

The Action Trailer

Here’s a new “action” trailer for Bubblegum done by our friend Matt Sconce over at Aftershock Studios.  Check out his latest feature film Firefall: An Epic Family Adventure!  Playing in select theaters across the country!

Bubblegum and Broken Fingers – SIzzle Trailer from Matt Sconce on Vimeo.

Unintended Principal Photography

Principal photography for Unintended began this weekend.  Unintended is a short film directed by Kathleen Shinn, with screenplay written by Sean Jackson (from a story by Brenda Daly) and featuring Bubblegum cast member Brenna Daly.

It’s Official!!!

Somnium Productions, LLC has signed a distribution deal for Bubblegum and Broken Fingers!!!! It has been a very long and arduous process. The team has met with many different brokers of film, agents and distributers. We have worked hard, attended meet and greets, meetings, making calls and contacts, attending film festivals and taking advantage of every opportunity presented. It has been a year since the Premiere of BGBF, and we are happy to say we have signed an exclusive contract with R Squared Films, for both North American distribution and Foreign Market Sales. We are truly pleased to be working with with Buzz Remde and the crew at R Squared, we feel he will be the best distributor for BGBF and will meet our needs at Somnium. Sean and I want to thank everyone for the continued support over this 3 year journey!!!!

Sean and Kathleen

The World According to Ninja Episode 1

We are proud to announce the premiere Episode 1 of Somnium’s first animated web series “The World According to Ninja”. Created by Alberto Triana and Brent Mukai with artwork by Christian Tomas. Go and check it out!

World According to Ninja Episode 1

Bubblegum Wins AOF Audience Choice Award!

Bubblegum & Broken Fingers took home Action on Film‘s Audience Choice Award!  Congratulations to the cast and crew and thank you again to the family at AOF and to everyone who came out and supported us!

Bubblegum & Broken Fingers in LA

We had a great screening of Bubblegum at the Action on Film International Film Festival this past week!  We were very fortunate to have a great crowd as well as many of our cast and crew members in attendance.  Thanks to all the filmmakers that came out and saw the film.  (Thanks to Carlo Rodriguez for the red carpet photo!)

Urban Suburban Film Festival

Bubblegum screened at the Urban Suburban Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA and took home the best feature award! congrats to the entire cast and crew! Bubblegum will be heading to Southern California next for the Action on Film Festival in August. Screening date and time should be announced shortly.

More Red Carpet Interviews from the Bubblegum Premiere

More red carpet interviews from September’s Bubblegum & Broken Fingers premiere. Special thanks to Angela Black and Stripped Down TV for making it out to the event!

Bubblegum & Broken Fingers – Vegas Premiere

Check out photos from the Vegas premiere of Bubblegum & Broken Fingers. Photos by Joe Durkin. Please check out his site at or visit his Facebook Fanpage.

Bubblegum Premiere Gallery