“Hello World” – Success Story

_Hello World_

San Jose based drone and robotics company, PRENAV, is developing autonomous commercial drones that are directed by computer vision. The company was founded in 2013 with the mission of “solving autonomous flight in complex environments” and has since developed a state-of-the-art system that is the future of drone technology. To display their drone’s aerial precision, PRENAV composed a short video called “Hello World”. Directed by Asa Hammond and Tarik Abdel-Gawad, “Hello World” uses PRENAV drones to create animated light displays.

“Hello World” was entered into the 2016 New Media Film Festival where it received the award for Best Drone. The short video was able to show off PRENAV’s cutting-edge drone technology and PRENAV has since acquired $6.5 million in funding from lead investor Crosslink Capital. PRENAV also has an array of other investors including Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures, WI Harper Group, Pejman Mar Ventures, Toivo Annus and many more. They will be using this funding for further product development, sales and marketing. “PRENAV is solving a fundamental gap in the drone ecosystem around automated flight up close to structures,” said Founder and CEO of PRENAV, Nathan Schuett. “By unlocking this capability, we make drone technology accessible and affordable for many industries that are underserved by today’s off-the-shelf drones. We’re thrilled to have such prestigious investors joining us in our mission.”

“Hello World” is available of PRENAV’s website: http://www.prenav.com/


Honoring Stories Worth Telling


About New Media Film Festival

ABOUT NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL: The Best in New Media: What’s New, What’s Next …honoring stories worth telling. "For those uncomfortable of the term 'new media,' fear not. This is a festival that makes the cutting edge accessible by seamlessly weaving the tried and true with the next wave. Perhaps best exemplified by 21-year-old opening night musician Charles Eliasch singing 19t- century opera by Bellini immediately followed by a presentation of edgy 3D films. So what is 'new media' exactly? Festival founder Susan Johnston defines it as "infinite possibilities." While that may seem broad, new media is broad. It's a vast realm with ever-changing tools and techniques encompassing any emerging methods of producing, delivering, and viewing of content from now into the unforeseeable future. The festival's categories might present the clearest picture of what new media can consist of. While there are no features on the schedule, webseries ("the new TV shows" says Johnston), animation, music videos, shorts, APPs and documentaries abound. In addition, technology is represented by categories including Shot on Red, mobile (cellphone created), machinima (video for the gamer lifestyle featuring 3D real time graphics and judged in competition by none other than the creator of Star Wars' R2D2), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math - cool, educational programming on the digital space), Sniplers (30-second snippets of trailers), and Trailers - which, in the new media cinemascape, are statements in and of themselves - as important as the feature they are encapsulating." - Huffington Post 20 Categories - $45,000 in Awards, Screening, Distribution Opportunities. Meet the Filmmakers, Celebrities and Industry Leaders at the festival. Submit year round. Attend in June in Los Angeles CA www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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