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‘RISEN’ : A Transmedia Strategy Overview

November 21, 2012

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Apologies for the stretch of incommunicado, folks – I blame it on a frenzied mix of travel, research, and project launches – but I wanted to keep you posted on what’s baking in the transmedia oven.

You might’ve noticed a feature I have in development in the PROJECTS section called Risen.  Well, it’s still very much alive;  there’s a third draft of the screenplay nearing completion, a graphic novel ‘package’ with artist attached, and cross-platform strategizing fully in progress.   And now, you can peer behind the proverbial curtain and see some of the lever and pulley action that goes into prepping an original IP for the transmedia stage.

IP LOGLINE

At a remote mountain sanctuary, a disabled orphan receives a revolutionary implant to restore his health.  But when the young man finds himself able to manipulate the digital world with his mind?  Then it’s a race for answers – and for civilization itself – against rogue military, an obsessed scientist, and the terrifying Consciousness awakening within him.

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PROMETHEUS RISES

April 19, 2012

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Prometheus

Ridley Scott’s triumphant return to scifi – PROMETHEUS – is almost upon us, and the viral campaign is in full swing!

Last month, we were brilliantly teased with a TED talk…from the future:

This laid the foundation for the film’s mysterious Weyland Industries, and the prime directive of its founder.  And now?  We get to see a (compelling) example of ‘real world’ corporate branding, philosophy, and engineering:

This seems like a natural evolution of WB’s ‘corporate web’ campaign for AI, and what Bad Robot tried to do with the Hanso Foundation/Dharma Initiative sites for LOST.

Consider me intrigued…and my calendar marked.

RISEN

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TIMELINE:  2011 – CURRENT

PLATFORM:  Feature Film

GENRE:  Contemporary Sci-Fi

CLIENT:  In-House IP w/ HULO FILMS

LOGLINE:  Sheltered in a remote orphanage, a disabled teen (JACOB PRICE – 16) has terrifying visions of a technological apocalypse.  Little does he realize that the real battle will be waged within his very cells…and that the future of the human race will be HIS to decide.

With an original short story treatment, multi-stage development financing from Telefilm Canada and Saskfilm was secured for this teen sci-fi high concept.  Reminiscent of ‘thinking man’ cult hits including The Lawnmower Man, The Matrix, and Chronicle,  three (3) screenplay drafts have been successfully completed and reviewed by major distributors.  You can view the digital pitch package here, which includes some sweet concept art by David Cameron Sloan. UPDATE: Or check out the motion-comic proof-of-concept right here!

 

BROKEN SAINTS: ‘Awakenings’

September 19, 2010

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The wheels turn slowly...but they still turn.

MONITOR ROOM (UNKNOWN)

Two SHADOW MEN (age/details unknown – seen only as mysterious silhouettes) confer in front of a sprawling series of giant video screens. Their conversation is very cryptic – but teases the first hints of a massive technological conspiracy that is quickly moving into place.  Cue a barrage of satellite imagery, scientific schematics, global coordinates, power-grid tables, and military reports.

Their conversation closes with talk of an event that is IMMINENT…something that will change the world forever.

Push through a glowing satellite image of the EARTH from high orbit, and shuttle down dramatically to…

SOMEWHERE IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

A tiny figure stands on a lonely beach at sunset.  Meet SHANDALA (18)– a striking young girl with chalk-white skin and azure blue eyes.  She is cold and mysterious, and seems to long for another world…and another life.  She is soon interrupted by her father (CHIEF TUI – 50), a dark-skinned Fijian noble who beckons her back to a clearing lit by firelight. Shandala follows reluctantly (and a little fearfully), but when she pushes through the thick jungle, she is greeted by the happy cheers of her ‘family’.  The LOMALAGI tribe dances and sings to celebrate the anniversary of Shandala ‘joining’ their ranks…when she miraculously washed ashore as an infant.

Shandala’s eyes fill with tears…not all of them joyful.

We see the scene from overhead, as her clan dances around a blazing fire. The camera shuttles back fast into the stratosphere, and the Earth ‘turns backward’ towards Japan.  Push through the clouds to…

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