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Indie film: It really is who you know

Google co-founders and billionaires Sergey Brin and Larry Page are entering the indie film business, helping to finance a friend’s independent movie. broken_arrow.jpg

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The Internet tycoons are the executive producers of “Broken Arrows,” — not be confused with the John Woo movie of similar title — and it tells the story of a man “who loses his pregnant wife in a terrorist attack and then takes a job as a hit man.”

The AP also reports that:

“The film is written and directed by Reid Gershbein, a computer graphics designer at Dreamworks Animation who became friends with the Google founders when they were doctoral students in computer science at Stanford.”

Ok. Point of information? We checked out Reid’s indie film blog. And all we can say is this: It contains an alarming surfeit of emoticons, and new entries from Reid receive colorful headlines like, “Yay! Update!”

Yikes.

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