For Immediate Release | Due to Overwhelming Fan Response, Wicked Announces Additional "Countdown" Contest Prizes

LOS ANGELES, CA – (MAY 4, 2012) – Canoga Park-based adult entertainment powerhouse Wicked Pictures has announced the successful conclusion of the Beyond the Countdown sweepstakes. The exciting writing competition gave imaginative fans the opportunity to pen a potential sequel to Countdown, director Brad Armstrong’s timely end-of-the-world blockbuster. Hundreds of submissions were created by Wicked enthusiasts who responded to the opportunity to have their ideas considered for production and meet the Countdown cast in person. Scheduled for release in the coming weeks, Armstrong's epic movie follows several diverse couples as they learn that a massive asteroid is on a collision course with Earth. While the Beyond the Countdown entries are still being vetted at press time, the care and attention lavished on many of the submissions has already inspired the company to award "runner-up" honors to five additional contestants. The lucky second-place and third-place finishers will receive both a Countdown DVD and a Brad Armstrong “Blockbuster Pack” containing the award-winning hits The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody, Speed, 2040, Fallen and Coming Home. The fourth-place and fifth-place finishers will receive DVD copies of Countdown and The Rocki Whore Picture Show: A Hardcore Parody. In addition to receiving the Countdown and Brad Armstrong "Blockbuster Pack" DVDs, the grand prize winner will also enjoy an afternoon at the world-famous Griffith Observatory with director Armstrong and Wicked Girl jessica drake. A meal at Wolfgang Puck’s Café at the End of the Universe will be followed by a live viewing of a real-life eclipse via the landmark observatory's formidable array of coelostat and solar telescopes. While Countdown is of course a work of fiction, even a casual perusal of today’s headlines will reveal that the concepts behind it are very real, as Time illustrated just yesterday morning in a headline story examining what happened the last time an asteroid collided with the Earth: To learn more, please visit and The safe-for-work trailer for Countdown can be viewed online at About Countdown Several fringe astronomers have discovered Vesta, an asteroid the size of Arizona, which has fallen out of its orbit. Vesta is rocketing toward Earth at 200,000 mph with a scheduled impact date of 12/21/12. Scientists say it will create the equivalent of a 15.2 earthquake, and that life as we know it will end. Wicked Pictures and award-winning director Brad Armstrong are pleased to bring you Countdown. This touching, passionate film is a must see for those who like great, story-based adult dramas. A brilliant cast gives the performances of their careers portraying a diverse cross section of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. The Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012 and the Countdown has begun…what will YOU do when the big bang comes? Starring jessica drake, Kaylani Lei, Alektra Blue, India Summer, Dana DeArmond, Misty Stone, Lezley Zen, Brad Armstrong, Randy Spears, Derrick Pierce, Jack Lawrence, Rocco Reed, Bill Bailey, Seth Gamble, Xander Corvus and Michael Vegas. Below left: Wicked Girl jessica drake in "Countdown." Below right: Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. ###