Atlantis Studios Releases Animated Trailer for Star Runner: Rising Star

by | Jul 6, 2022 | Press Release

Atlantis Studios announced the release of an animated trailer for Rising Star, the latest chapter in its epic science fiction series, the Star Runner Chronicles. The trailer was produced in partnership with Atlanta-based Third Shift Media and highlights its action-packed storyline. It showcases artwork from the series, and features the voice talent of actress Jessica Belkin (American Horror Story, Pretty Little Liars)

Rising Star is the third book of a trilogy that began with graphic novels Fallen Star and Dark Star, both released nationally in 2021. The series follows the adventures of Aurora Palmer, a rebellious teen girl born with strange, unpredictable powers. When the government investigates her mysterious origins, Aurora risks everything to uncover the truth behind her destiny.

“In Rising Star Aurora is stronger and more confident”, said series creator James Watson, “She is ready to embrace her destiny, but everything goes wrong when an old enemy returns to stop her. The animated trailer showcases the drama of the book’s opening act, when she must make a desperate choice to save her friends, a choice with tremendous consequence for the rest of the story.”

The Star Runner Chronicles is available digitally through Amazon Kindle and the Star Runner website, and to retailers through Diamond Comics and Ingram.  The series is in development by Georgia-based Third Shift Media and New South Independent for live action feature film release.

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About In New South Independent and 3rd Shift Media

The joint venture between New South Independent (Gabrielle Pickle and Megan Messmer) and Third Shift Media (Ryan Dennett-Smith) has come together to cultivate and produce strong independent feature films. With a combined portfolio of over 20 years in the media business, the joint venture is a highly-talented creative team focused on developing entertainment for the international market.

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About Atlantis Studios

Atlantis Studios is a Virginia-based sequential arts studio specializing in comics and graphic novels for science fiction, fantasy, and action-adventure licensed properties. Since its creation in 1997, Atlantis Studios has created, published, or produced over 200 published works, many of them developed exclusively for clients in the film and television industry.

The Star Runner Chronicles is a graphic novel series, inspired by classic science fiction for young adults, such as books by Alexander Key (Escape to Witch Mountain) and Madeline L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time). It is available digitally and in trade paperback format at: