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ZenFri Inc. creates and distributes cutting edge art & entertainment across a wide range of digital and traditional mediums. In an increasingly diverse media landscape, ZenFri boldly rethinks narrative conventions, merging mediums and technology in ways never before conceived, allowing their products to stand apart from the competition.

Their largest project to date is a location-based, augmented reality mobile project titled Clandestine: Anomaly. Hailed at conferences around the world as “the most ambitious augmented reality game ever attempted”, ZenFri’s mission is to defy narrative and gameplay conventions for what they see as an emerging storytelling medium, one where the world itself is the canvas.

Clandestine: Anomaly is a tower defense game leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) and GPS technology to create a groundbreaking, unique and immersive mobile gaming experience. Through their mobile device, players will detect and assemble technology, coordinate campaigns, defend against attacks and neutralize enemies. Clandestine: Anomaly includes an engaging story where the user’s gameplay choices determine how the game unfolds. Visit the Official Website

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In the battle against conventional wisdom, artistic expression is our greatest weapon. About Warpaint Warpaint establishes a vibrant space for transgressive and outsider art, waging war against the commonplace, and representing polemical themes. Its confrontations are inspired not simply by irreverence for the established, but an attitude that sees experimentation and dissent as the spurs of ingenuity. That’s why in Warpaint nothing

A podcast featuring independent new media developers talking about their experiences. From veterans to newcomer we talk trends, the creative process and surviving as an indie. Created in co-production with VGPodcasts, and hosted by Lloyd Hannesson & Corey King, this new podcast is slated to record and stream live every other Wednesday night at 8pm CST here. Then on Fridays

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE   Epic sci-fi adventure AR game for mobile devices. Clandestine: Anomaly is a tower defense game leveraging Augmented Reality (AR) and GPS technology to create a groundbreaking, unique and immersive mobile gaming experience. Through their mobile device, players will detect and assemble technology, coordinate campaigns, defend against attacks and neutralize enemies. Clandestine: Anomaly includes an engaging story where the user’s gameplay

Keith Koenig is an idealistic but broken man who seeks to end his families long history of infidelity and divorce by adopting a polygamous lifestyle. Schism explores the fallout of this quest during its bleakest hour, when he's forced to accept the very public break-up of his family, and choose between his ideal and his daughter. Live Action Film and Video - 13:00

Stop-Motion Animation, 5 minutes. An animated look into friendships made with discarded and forgotten photographs. Fragile Things, an intimate drama, explores mediated relationships and our need to connect and preserve the “everyday” history. Animation – 5:00 – In Post-Production Grants and Awards Received funding from First Film Fund 2011, Winnipeg Film Group. Learn More News and Updates

Accomplishments

Conferences and Presentations
Game Connection: San Francisco, 2014
Game Developers Conference: San Francisco, 2014
InsideAR
: Munich, Germany 2013
StoryDrive: Frankfurt, Germany 2013 — “Augmented Reality Storytelling: It’s the End of the Story as We Know It
Gamelab: Barcelona, Spain, 2013 — Corey King was on the panel “Providing WOW through disruption and innovation
Augmented World Expo (AWE): Santa Clara, CA, 2013 — Corey King was speaking in “Creative Designs in AR”
Keycon: Winnipeg, MB, 2013
GDC: San Francisco, CA, 2013
C4: Winnipeg, MB, 2012
MIGS: Montreal, QC, 2012

Video/Radio/Paper Appearances
CBC Information Radio (interview): March 18th, 2014
“Virtual Reality, Reloaded” Computec Media Magazine, March 2014
“Der Konig der erweiterten Realitat / The King of Augmented Reality” Weser Kurier February 7th, 2014
Breakfast Television (interview): July 31st, 2013
CTV Morning (interview): July 30th, 2013
Breakfast Television: July 30th, 2013
CTV News: July 29th, 2013
CBC News: July 29th, 2013
CBC French News: July 29th, 2013
Global News: July 29th, 2013
BarcelonaCenterNews (interview): June 27th, 2013
Podcacher Radio (interview): June 23rd, 2013
AWE.tv (interview): June 18th, 2013
CBC: June 8th, 2013
Focus Manitoba: May 18th-19th, 2013
Global News: May 15th-17th, 2013
Turnstyle (interview): May 23rd, 2013

Grants, Finalists & Awards
Grant: “3D Scene Analysis and Semantic Labeling for Augmented Reality in Mobile Applications”, NSERC engage, 2014
Award: Clandestine: Anomaly, First Prize, GamAR 2013 Metaio Developer Competition, 2013
Finalist: Clandestine: Anomaly, Best Augmented Mobile App, Auggie Award, May 2013
Finalist: ZenFri Augmented Environments Project, WinnOvation Pitch, 2013
Funding: Clandestine: AnomalyCMF Experimental Development Stream Funding, 2012
Grant: Evaluating Player Empathy and Narratives with New Media Interactive Characters, NSERC engage, 2012
Award: Schism, Production Service Award, William F. White, Fall 2011
Grant: Schism, Production Fund, Winnipeg Film Group, Fall 2011
Grant: Fragile Things, First Film Fund, Winnipeg Film Group, 2011
Award: Infinite Struggles, Best Animation, University of Winnipeg Film Festival, 2011
Award: Anniversary, Best Editing / Best Actress, University of Winnipeg Film Festival, 2011
Finalist: Infinite Struggles of Man, CPAM Tunnel Vision Contest, 2009
Nominee: Long Lost Lovers, Best Screenplay/ Director/ Picture, University of Winnipeg Film Festival, 2009
Award: Bye/Die Brother, 2nd Place, Manitoban Creativity Contest – Film, 2008
Finalist: Below the Assiniboine’s Ice, Manitoban Creativity Contest – Writing, 2008
Award: The Journey, Best Director/ Best Actor G.C.V.I. Film Festival, 2004 

Art Shows & Screenings
Group Show: Artwork, Affordable Art Sale, Forum Art Centre, November 2013
Group Show:
Artwork, Artist’s Village, Forum Art Centre, June 2013
Group Show: Infinite Stuggles of Man, A Taste of Art Show, 2012
Screening: Infinite Struggles, $100 Film Festival, Calgary 2012
Screening: Infinite Struggles, aluCine Film Festival, Toronto 2011
Group Show: Obstruction Series, Art From the Heart Show and Sale, Winnipeg 2011
Screening: Infinite Struggles, Hell of Silence, Winnipeg 2011
Screening: Infinite Struggles, Gimli Film Festival, 2011
Screening: Infinite Struggles, Winnipeg Film Group Membership Premiere, 2011
Gallery Showing: Infinite Struggles of Man, GoSA, 2010
Screening: Bye/Die Brother, Winnipeg Short Film Massacre, 2009
Screening: Attenuate, 48 hour Film Festival, 2009
Screening: Bye/Die Brother, University of Winnipeg Film Festival, 2009

Misc
Honour: Full On Indie, iTunes New & Noteworthy – Podcasts, December 2012