Bracknell, United Kingdom, September 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced today, together with Spanish director-screenwriter Nacho Vigalondo, its movie sponsorship of Open Windows. The movie, directed by Vigalondo and starring Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey and Neil Maskell, goes beyond other high-tech films: It plays out in real time, utilizing different types of formats and electronic devices and the action is seen through the first-person view of the main character’s laptop.
A Techno-Thriller with a Cyber-Crime Backdrop
With cyber-crime as backdrop, Open Windows stars Elijah Wood as an everyman whose girlfriend (Sasha Grey) has been abducted by a vicious killer. Wood's character spends the rest of the film trying to find her, in a hunt that revolves around various forms of technology. The action is followed on the screen of a laptop connected to the Internet, an approach that reflects the importance of mobility and immediate Internet connectivity in today’s world.
“The situations shown in the movie are a lot more real than you could imagine,” explained Nacho Vigalondo, director of Open Windows. “Even though the movie is entirely fictitious, we are getting increasing used to hearing stories about new and increasingly sophisticated cyber-stalking attacks like the one suffered by the character played by Sasha Grey.”
In a world where interconnectivity is increasingly important, Panda Security has decided to sponsor this French-Spanish co-production as a means to increase public awareness of the dangers of the Internet, regardless of the device used to connect to it.
“In a world where technologies are becoming an increasingly important part of our lives, malware entry points have multiplied,” said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs (http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com). “Users must be aware that cyber-criminals are always looking for new ways to hook unsuspecting people through any Internet access point. In fact, according to data from the latest PandaLabs report, malware creation hit a new record high in Q2 2013, and Android malware is clearly on the rise.”
Open Windows, scheduled for release over the next few months, is a French-Spanish co-production with participation from Apaches, Atresmedia Cine, Sayaka and Wild Bunch. Additionally, Elijah Wood’s production company (Spectrevision) and Movirecord, together with ETB and Canal +, also participate as associated producers.
A sneak peek of Open Windows, used in the presentation of Panda Security’s new 2014 consumer solutions, is available now on the company’s official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/PandaSecurity1).
About Apaches Entertainment
Apaches Entertainment is a film production company based in Madrid (Spain), which was founded in 2008 by Enrique López-Lavigne and Belén Atienza, producers of some of the most original and successful European movies of the last few years: 28 Weeks Later, Pan’s Labyrinth, Sex and Lucia and The Orphanage.
In its first years of existence, the company produced such movies as Verbo, from Eduardo Chapero-Jackson, Fin, Jorge Torregrosa’s debut film, Intruders, from Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Extraterrestrial, from Nacho Vigalondo and The Impossible, Juan Antonio Bayona’s second movie and Spain’s most successful film ever.
About Atresmedia Cine
Since its foundation, Atresmedia Cine has always supported Spanish and international cinema. Founded in 2000 as the film production branch of the Atresmedia group, it aims at helping develop the film industry by leveraging the group’s potential in the communication sector.
The company has produced a large number of critically and financially successful movies, receiving numerous awards and accolades.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
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