Turner's TNT, in partnership with Refinery29, today announced the World Premiere and digital release date of season two of the Shatterbox, the film series that gives female storytellers a platform to create short films that redefine identity, imagination and storytelling through the female lens.
The latest collection debuts Saturday, September 8, across TNT’s digital ecosystem, including its TVE apps available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Firestick, Xbox One, Smart TVs, its website, and social platforms including YouTube and Facebook. To celebrate the launch, the films will also have an exclusive screening at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and have a presence at Refinery29’s iconic experiential event, 29Rooms New York, which takes place September 6-9 and September 13-16.
On September 8, TNT and Refinery29 will take over the rooftop at TIFF Bell Lightbox for the launch event, with an intimate, invite-only screening of the films followed by a cocktail reception hosted by Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, and Amy Emmerich, Chief Content Officer at Refinery29.
This year’s class of prestigious female directors include Yara Shahidi, Gillian Jacobs, Academy Award-nominated Jessica Sanders, A.M. Lukas (aka Anna Martemucci), Allana Harkin, Gilly Barnes, Ivy Agregan and Janine Sherman Barrois, showrunner and executive producer of TNT’s Claws.
In addition to the digital release and TIFF activation, the film series will be celebrated through Shatterbox’s powerful new ad campaign, You Don’t Know the Half of It, which raises awareness about gender disparities in Hollywood and aims to create allies in the entertainment community. The ad campaign will begin to run on TNT social and digital platforms beginning Thursday, September 6, and will play during the private TIFF screening.
For additional information on Shatterbox, visit refinery29.com/en-us/shatterbox.