an experimental sci-fi web series is coming…

May 29, 2012

What are the three big things in new media right now? The first is starting a web series. The second is crowd- funded media projects. And the third is serialized sci-fi. Why do I bring this up? As it just so happens, Damian Dydyn, a reader who’s been here for years and regularly contributed in the comments section, and his partner in writing and production, Brian Trent, are combining the aforementioned trends into a very interesting project called Selene Hollow. It’s a web miniseries about a journalist named Byron who moves to a small town in the middle of nowhere called, you guessed it, Selene Hollow, to write his first novel and finds that his new home doesn’t strictly exist in the current time period or maybe even this reality for this matter. There are some notes of H.P. Lovecraft in there, stylized and updated for modern times and featuring a cast of pretty crazy characters which, as I’m sure you know, means there’s a very high potential for some very entertaining moments.

So check out a little glimpse into the crazy world of Selene Hollow, check out the project site, or pitch in over at the series’ Kickstarter page. The pilot is currently in post-production and Damian and Brian hope to raise enough to fund another eight episodes, each with a runtime of 4 to 6 minutes. Having shot and edited my fair share of videos and short vignettes back in what feels like another life by now — with its share of crazy stories two of which involved a few members of the Church of Satan — I know that something as ambitious as a web series is going to take a lot of time and effort, but if you genuinely believe in your story and your characters, all that time and effort will be worth it, and wish the Selene Hollow crew the best of luck. Meanwhile, I’ll be looking towards seeing the pilot and encourage you to sign up for updates on the project, and keep an eye out for the first episode when it hits YouTube, which, from what I understand, should happen sooner than later…

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  • DamianD

    We’ve only got 48 hours left to reach our goal and every bit helps. If you like scifi, thrillers and comedy, please give us a look and if you can’t afford to donate, passing the link around is also incredibly helpful. :)