Guidestones Wins ‘Rockie’ for Best Fiction Web Series At Banff World Media Festival
GUIDESTONES, the acclaimed interactive thriller produced by iThentic and 3 o’clock.tv, has won a prestigious ‘Rockie” Award in the Web Series “Fiction” category at the Banff World Media Festival. Accepting the award was Executive Producer, Jonas Diamond.
The good news caps off a busy week for the GUIDESTONES team. A new 34-episode “on-demand” version of the web series was launched on Hulu in the US on Monday. This, in addition to the 50-episode “push” version, which viewers can now subscribe to via a new Facebook application.
Unlike most web series, GUIDESTONES was created in two versions: the first, a 50-episode “push” version, was launched in February at http://guidestones.org, and asks viewers to enter their email address in order to receive episodes in ‘real-time’, thus experiencing the events of the series in the same time frame as the characters.
The second is a newly launched, 34-episode “on-demand” version, which allows viewers to experience the series at their own pace through a variety of distribution channels, including the Guidestones website, Facebook and Hulu.
GUIDESTONES takes viewers deep inside the mystery of the Georgia Guidestones, a mysterious monument nestled in a farmer’s field in rural Georgia and inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse. By following clues hidden in each episode, viewers can solve the mystery of the Guidestones, along with the main characters, in a race against time that crosses two continents and three countries.
GUIDESTONES stars newcomers Supinder Wraich and Dan Fox and stage/screen actors David Fox and Rosemary Dunsmore.
The series was produced by 3‘oclock.tv and iThentic in association with the Independent Production Fund (IPF) and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), and with help from corporate and organizational sponsors: Pizza Pizza, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Major League Baseball, Karbon, William F. White Intl. and ACTRA.