Welcome to another frakking fantastic episode of The IndieNet and Beyond! It’s more news and web series episodes, plus… more news and episodes. Yup, I’m neck deep in pre-production work for my web series Reality On Demand, so I sadly have to make this one short.
I literally, at the time of this writing, just finished a meeting with the Director of Photography and our Key Make-up/Special Effects Make-up crew members, after exchanging a gazillion emails to line-up fight choreography training, rehearsals, visual effect test shots and locking locations for the rest of the shoot. It’s stressful, but it is the kind of work I enjoy. Indie filmmaking is a sort of joyful torture.
We’ve finally got our cast and we’ll be revealing them very soon. Both here, the Alien Jungle Bug Productions website, and everywhere else on the web that is willing to spread the word.
I also thought you might find it interesting to know that I’ve been reaching out to many of the talented web series creators out there and there will be a few Easter eggs that web series will enjoy. Plus, as we revealed on SFP-Now, some of the shows we make nods to include Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.
So now, I will wrap things up with fun videos and some news. I have some entertaining interviews lined up, so there is plenty to look forward to soon. And remember… the Indie Internet Revolution lives on!
This hilarious geek comedy video, Tonight I’m Frakking You, has been on the web for a few days and has been getting many hits. You can’t be a scifi fan and not get some laughs out of this one. It has some cool actors you’ll probably recognize from Big Bang Theory (Kanal Nayyar, aka Raj, shows some rapping skillz), Caprica (Alessandra Torressani rocking the Princess Leia outfit), and The Guild (Amy Okuda goes Ghostbusters). Plus, a few others that I won’t spoil for you. It’s got more scifi references than there be Tribbles in a Tribble swinger party (because Tribbles reproduce really fast.. and… oh, nevermind).
Elsewhere On The Web…
Speaking of music videos… you can find the extremely funny music video “Game On” on The Guild – Season 4 DVD which just hit retail stores. So get ya a copy and tell them Marx sent ya. They will be puzzled by the comment the rest of the day and wonder what you meant.
Stars making their own web series is far from a new phenomenon, but I don’t think anyone was expecting one from Vin Diesel. Variety reports Vin Diesel’s One Race Films and Fox Digital Entertainment are producing The Ropes. It’s an 18-episode web series about the lives of bouncers, based on Diesel’s own bouncing experiences.
What I’m Watching… Are You?
Frontier – Prelude to Darkness: Part 1
Frontier is a new scifi animated series on Koldcast TV. It’s the 23rd century and humans have ventured far into the stars. Two empires fight for control of the known sectors of the Milky Way – the Terran Imperial Union and the Dakota Republic. The Dakota launches an incursion into Union territory and the Prelude to Darkness begins.
Mind’s Eye – Episode 13 “Eye of the Beholder”
Haywire moved over to Koldcast TV and now Mind’s Eye announced they will soon be on Koldcast. We are now just past the half-way mark of season one. It’s some quality family time turning junk into treasure and we learn a little more about the past of one of the Dreamweavers.
Spellfury – Season One
Repacking web series into multi-episodes episodes is a growing trend. Here is the entire first season of the fantasy web series Spellfury.
Throwing Stones – Episode 7 “Ashes To Asher”
Have you been watching the new teen horror web series Throwing Stones? It’s a feature length horror screenplay adapted for the Internet. It’s nearly over, but never to late to catch up on the Internet.
Vampire Zombie Werewolf – Episode 6 Commentary
It’s the next best thing to a brand new episode… a new commentary episode! Hear the cast talk about the funny behind-the-scenes stories of making this episode.
That’s A Wrap
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That’s a wrap for now. Take care friends. Until next time… marX out.
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Marx H. Pyle is a writer, martial artist and American independent filmmaker. A graduate of Vancouver Film School, he has worked on a number of projects including the short film he wrote and directed, Silence of the Belle. He is currently in pre-production of his scifi web series Reality On Demand.