OWC Announces Sponsorship of Film Production Company

OWC will sponsor independent Georgia-based film studio, facility to be named OWC Studios.

May 10, 2017 | Woodstock, IL


OWC, a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company is announcing its recent sponsorship agreement with The Rocketworx, Inc., a Lawrenceville, Ga. – based independent film production company. As part of the agreement, The Rocketworx’s 6,000 square-foot facility in Lawrenceville will be known as OWC Studios.

“We’re excited to be part of the team at The Rocketworx, making great things happen,” said OWC Founder and CEO Larry O’Connor. “When you see what these guys and gals did with our equipment on their Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar, and what they’ve produced so far, it’s easy to see why we want to remain an integral part of this company.”

Rocketworx founder and CEO Alec Peters created and produced the Star Trek fan film “Prelude to Axanar” which has won 47 film festival awards globally. “We want to build on the success of Prelude to Axanar and produce other great science fiction content,” Peters explained. “Opening a studio in the Atlanta market opens up many new possibilities for us – one of which is the expansion of our long-standing relationship with OWC.”

Peters and members of his team joined OWC at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas in April, and were able to showcase how OWC’s drives and technology were used in creating both the short film and scenes from the currently-in-production feature. “OWC has been with us since the very beginning,” said Peters. “And this new agreement with them will help us take our capabilities and the stories we tell to the next level.”

Following the opening of OWC Studios in Lawrenceville, the team at Rocketworx will finalize production details around the remainder of the Axanar film project. “We also have several other productions and co-productions in the development pipeline and OWC will be involved in all of them,” Peters said.

Rocketworx, Inc. (Rocketworx) is an independent film production company based in Lawrenceville, GA. Focused on producing genre content in a variety of mediums, the company produces a variety of independent and fan-related projects, often working with the next generation of independent, amateur and student filmmakers interested in science fiction, horror and fantasy genres.

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About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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