While I've been insanely busy these past five months caring for and getting to know my amazing new baby, my partner has had the additional pleasure (and challenge) of creating a new web series, The Riftworld Chronicles. Based on his short film, The Portal, they shot the first season in December and are now hard at work on post-production. Since this is a sci-fi/fantasy/comedy, there are visual effects a plenty to add in at this stage, among various other expensive things they'd love to do...and so they've launched a Kickstarter Campaign to try to make this new show wow and awe (and hopefully get picked up for a second season, or even as a network series).
While not STRICTLY children's media and games related (which is otherwise the primary theme of this here blog), the series plans include all kinds of awesome, future transmedia intertextuality ventures and tie-ins; including comics and digital content, and perhaps even a game or two along the way. It's also a project that's - obviously - very near and dear to my heart.
And yes - it DOES star Tahmoh Penikett (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica) and Erin Karpluk (of Being Erica), who just so happen to be two of my favourite actors.
Anyhow, if you like wizards, cross-dimensional travel, witty nerd humour and strong female protagonists, please check out the campaign and consider pitching in. Most importantly, if you like what you see, be sure to spread the word far and wide. There are only a couple of weeks left before the Kickstarter deadline, and the series still needs a big push in interest if it's going to reach its goal.
Here's a link to the Riftworld Kickstarter Campaign page, now with new, even more awesome funding incentives. Enjoy!