IndieNet and Beyond Peeks At Reality On Demand

Rumors of it’s death were greatly exaggerated… The IndieNet and Beyond makes an appearance again, like Elvis or Bigfoot… or a Bigfoot Elvis impersonator! I’ve been super busy working...

Rumors of it’s death were greatly exaggerated… The IndieNet and Beyond makes an appearance again, like Elvis or Bigfoot… or a Bigfoot Elvis impersonator!

I’ve been super busy working on my new project, the web series Reality On Demand. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to regular interviews soon and I’ve got some fun ones lined up.

So, what is going on with the production of Reality On Demand? Why, I’m glad you ask.

We have announced our cast and released a short video introducing the world to some of them. It’s a mix of experienced actors with relative unknowns who will help bring to life this new independent TV series that follows four strangers trapped in an advanced virtual reality game world composed of their favorite TV shows and movies.

Some may be familiar to those who follow indie filmmaking in Indiana and Kentucky, but soon we hope the whole world will get to know these talented actors and the characters they portray.

Reality On Demand follows four strangers who playtest a highly advanced virtual reality game that puts them into their favorite TV shows and movies. But when they become trapped, a fun adventure takes a dangerous turn where cancellation means death. I first announced the series right here on ScifiPulse.

Reality On Demand has action, laughs, special effects, and zombies. And everyone knows you can’t have a web series without zombies. But you have to have a talented cast to bring a good script to life and I think we have found a great cast to do just that.

Julie Hernandez Seaton (Daylight) stars as Courtney Thompson, a struggling writer with a secret. Seth Cheek (Silence of the Belle, Bloomington) stars as Nick Jacobs, an uber-geek computer programmer that is obsessed with TV and movies. Kathlin Finn (Reality) stars as Kelli Hartz, a wannabe celebrity that is looking for her big break. And Aric Dylon Stanish (Silence of the Belle) stars as Trevor Clay, a marine veteran that is focused on winning.

Experienced stage actor Christopher P. Tyner stars as the Reality On Demand host, Aiden Kingston. Indianapolis actor and filmmaker Jim Dougherty (Leach, Fire From Below) stars as Robby, a TV character that’s a monster hunter who helps the trapped playtesters. And actor Louie Lawless, who has acted in over 100 films, stars as the villain Pastor Jim.

Actors Grant Niezgodski, Benjamin Crockett, Sidney Shripka, and many others portray fictional characters in the game. Many of you will recognize the characters that inspired them.

We have nods to many shows in the series. I don’t want to give away too much, but if you are a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Supernatural then you’ll want to check out season one. But there are nods to many more shows than just those two. I’ve been following the web series community since 2007, so I’m thrilled to finally develop a web series.

We also have a talented crew for behind the camera with graduates from New York Film Academy, Full Sail University, Ivy Tech and University of Evansville.

We have started filming and I’ll keep you updated as we go. Now, enough about my project. Lets see what gems have popped up on the web the last couple of weeks.

Elsewhere On The Web

Now here is a fun idea that is sort of like mixing the idea of a 48 hour film contest with Top Cow’s pilot season comic book contest… a web pilot festival. Pilots, that’s what this years Celebrate the Web was all about. Web creators from all over the world were challenged to make a web pilot in seven days based off of supplied themes and elements. Oh, and you get to watch and vote the winner. Check out the pilots at:

Blood and Bone China – Chapter 1 – ‘The Man in Black’

This new Victorian vampire web series is one of my new favorites. It’s fun and fast, with fangs. And their opening credits rock.

Blood and Bone China – Chapter 2 – ‘The Enigmatic Mister Pyre’

And here is part two of this new Victorian vampire web series.

Frontier – Prelude to Darkness: Chapter 2

It’s chapter two of Frontier, 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.

Jeff & Ravi Fail History – Episode #1: “The House of Sandwich and Fog”

Here is a fun scifi time travel comedy made by USC Film School students.

Mind’s Eye – Episode 14 “After Math”

Another episode of the family friendly fantasy Mind’s Eye. “Illia finds himself daydreaming and gets detention for doodling in class. Patrick, meanwhile, is left to pick up the pieces and pour on the charm in order to retrieve a vital piece of information.”


Mind’s Eye – Episode 15 “Break & Enter”

“Ghost stories and tall tales abound as the boys have a sleepover at Illia’s house, but the mood changes quickly when they are visited by an unexpected guest.”


Throwing Stones – Episode 8 “Hallway to Hell”

Have you been watching the new teen horror web series Throwing Stones? It’s a feature length horror screenplay adapted for the Internet. This is the last chapter, but it’s never to late to catch up to this show on the web.


That’s A Wrap

Got a web series, web comic, web… whatever, then I want to know about it. Contact me at:

That’s a wrap for now. Take care my virtual 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.

Marx is the author of the non-fiction book Television on the Wild Wild Web, co-host of the podcast GenreTainment, co-host of DC Action Hour on YouTube, and creator of web series/films. He has been a panelist at various conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con, Boston Comic Con, Gen Con, and Dragon Con. As a professor, he teaches script analysis & film production. Click over to to learn more about him.
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