"The Starmind Record" Blazes Trail Through Social Media to Cinema
Groundbreaking web series from 8 Sided Films called "The Starmind Record" paves the road for theatrical releases. Series is the story of two documentary filmmakers investigating an extra-terrestrial intelligence.
Los Angeles (I-Newswire) October 30, 2011 - Audiences, critics, and festivals are embracing "The Starmind Record", a new science-fiction web series from repertory film company 8 Sided Films. Where most successful web content puts a focus on cinematic production value, "The Starmind Record" is unique for adapting traditional dramatic principles to an online format.
In his blog, writer and director Tennyson E. Stead comments that "the work of the actors [in 'The Starmind Record'] is as rich and complex, as terrifying and funny, as anything you could hope to see in an Oscar-winning production. 'The Starmind Record' may be the web series that finally shows people what this format is good for, and what it is capable of."
"The Starmind Record" itself is the story of two documentary filmmakers from Los Angeles who discover and investigate the presence of an extra-terrestrial intelligence. By presenting the series as a documentary, the show follows other productions in sidestepping the issue of production value. What makes the show unique is the degree to which it plays to the strengths of the performers and the story behind it.
Those strengths are driving a growing online community that will carry 8 Sided Films into movie theaters, claims Stead:
"Over the last two years, working together to build our audience has yielded strong results... Right now, our focus is on producing microbudget films for limited theatrical release, as a stepping stone for a more global 8 Sided audience."
Utilizing a group of creators, executives, and the principles of repertory theater, 8 Sided Films is building a social-media driven audience to propel theatrical cinema. Currently, their focus is on building viewership for "The Starmind Record," in support for the production and theatrical distribution of a film now in development called Quantum Theory.
"In Quantum Theory, a defense contractor steals next-generation quantum technology. The two, you know, sassy post-doc geniuses who created it will literally have to change the world to get it back," explains Stead.
Drawing on the cast of "The Starmind Record" and the writing and directing talents of Stead, Quantum Theory takes a pragmatic approach to social media.
"Branding can happen overnight. Building a community takes years, but that community is the only thing that trumps executive decision-making within the industry. Everyone wants steady ticket sales, so this is a filmmaker's only path to true independence," comments Stead. "Working by myself, I probably couldn't pull something like this off... but there's about ten of us. We can do it."
Fans of "The Starmind Record" can look forward to seeing series star Charlotte Gallagher at the top of Quantum Theory's cast list, where she will be joined by Starmind alums Danielle K. Jones, Ray Auxais, and Gerard Marzilli.
Watch "The Starmind Record and learn about upcoming releases at the company's website:
About 8 Sided Films
For any production to realize its full creative and financial potential, e More..very creative element must reflect the overall goals of the project. Every great collaborative work was produced by a team of talented people, united by a common intent.
8 Sided Films represents our collective stewardship over the stories born from intent too multifaceted, specific, or unique for studio production, and our commitment to honoring that intent as the foundation for a more personal relationship with our audience.
Recently, 8 Sided Films completed a groundbreaking microbudget webseries entitled "The Starmind Record" which is now garnering overwhelming critical, audience, and festival support. Today, 8 Sided management and the 8 Sided ensemble are building on support for "The Starmind Record" with a limited slate of microbudget films, for social media-driven platform release in cinemas. Those films include Quantum Theory, a science-fiction heist movie, and Sam Bailey, a dramatic modern fantasy.
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Published On:October 30, 2011
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