New York, New York!
One of the greatest parts of being indie is the sheer fun it can be when the cast and crew band together to promote their craft. Admittedly, the coolest part of promotion is meeting the people and developing a relationship with Fans. Felicia Day of the Guild is a prime example of a kind friendly creator that works more to cater to the fans than to the dollar. We've only had the pleasure of meeting her once at the Toronto National Fan Expo 2010, but she is definitely an inspiration to Mind's Eye the Series.
The Guild is one of, if not THEE most successful of web series that have inspired Mind's Eye. Synopsis below;
"The Guild" is an award-winning online sitcom about the lives of gamers who are members of an online guild called "The Knights of Good". It is written for gamers, about gamers, by a gamer. Episodes vary from 3-6 minutes in length, and follow the Guild members’ lives online and offline.
While in New York at the Comic Con 2010, we managed to meet the other major inspiration for our series. The B.C. born and bread series entitles "Riese". See below for the Synopsis;
Riese is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy web series chronicling the journey of a traveler named Riese. A seemingly random wanderer, she flees across the dying lands of Eleysia with her father’s wolf, Fenrir, at her side. On her trail is The Sect, a terrifying religious organization who have spread throughout the world. Sent by Empress Amara, new ruler of Eleysia, she and The Sect will stop at nothing to find her.
On her journey, Riese will find the determination to face The Sect, and her destiny, in a conflict that will hold the fate of the world in the balance – and the once peaceful kingdom of Eleysia will be the battlefield. Despite the impending doom, Riese will emerge as the sole beacon of hope.
“Riese”, a unique and original steampunk-inspired web production shoots this August using the cutting-edge technology of the RED One camera system and premieres November 2nd. Cast includes Christine Chatelain (SyFy’s Sanctuary, Supernatural, The Collector, The L-Word ). Ben Cotton (Harper’s Island, Stargate: Atlantis, Stan Helsing), Sharon Taylor (Stargate: Atlantis, Smallville) and Patrick Gilmore (Stargate: Universe, Battlestar Galactica, Intelligence).