Monday, June 10, 2013

Update! The Sting Chronicles

Hello to my amazing readers! First off, I want to thank all the people around the globe who have read my blogs. It's so exciting and very humbling to be able to reach people across the world. Thanks for taking the time to read them and let me share my heart for film arts with you!

I am planning on blogs for Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Great Gatsby, and 99.9% most likely Man of Steel, and also one about Fantasia, so please don't think I've abandoned my post! (no pun intended) I have just been very busy starting my new webseries. So far it's going really well!

I am  producing, writing, and acting in a webseries. It's a lot of work, but I definitely won't be alone, I am surrounded by a cast and crew who are dedicated and amazing!

We want to tell a satirical yet human story. The Sting Chronicles is the video archive documentation of real-life "superhero," The Sting. It's a satire on comic book stories and also regales the humor of life in Arizona. The story is told in a vlog/documentary style showing the audience the every day life of our hero.

The story revolves around a young man, Ethan Harper, who has come to Arizona to live with his half-sister and her husband after the tragic death of his parents. Ethan is in his last year of high school and soon finds himself coming home from a school trip having been stung by a scorpion. He believes this scorpion has given him super powers and he now has a responsibility to rise up and become a hero. He tells his story through video records that he intends to show people the truth of who he is when the time is right.

It’s a coming-of-age tale that definitely pokes fun at the superhero genre, as well as our current pop culture, but it also has a lot of heart in that it delves into the changes and heartaches of young men finding themselves and their identity. The heart of the story is found in Ethan’s desire to become something greater than he is as well as a way for him to evade his emotions and escape the pain of what he’s been through.

My team and I will be telling this story over 2 seasons of 14 episodes each. Each episode will air on Fridays and be around 5-10 minutes long. Our first episode aired last Friday June 7th and our second one is coming up this week! Here is the first episode on our youtube channel: 

There is so little to offer those in the film and television industry in Arizona. Our state is still facing the challenges regarding tax incentives for multimedia productions. Ironically we have one of the best film schools in the country (SCC for the win!), yet no jobs to provide after school. This would draw positive attention to our state and maybe even further the efforts of the Arizona Film and Media Coalition to see these tax incentives passed. There are so many creative people in Arizona and it's time that we all showed the world how we shine.

Please support our series by viewing our videos, subscribing to our channel, liking us on facebook and following us on twitter!

The Sting Chronicles youtube channel:

Thank you all so much for letting me share this with you! I appreciate everyone who has stopped by my blog and taken a gander and me talking about my favorite subject. Thank you SO much from the bottom of my heart!

Until my next blogs!!!

Alexis xoxo