Director Jay Ferguson took to the stage at StoryForm at the Film Society of Lincoln Centre in NYC to discuss his immersive project GUIDESTONES, a 50-episode interactive web series that takes viewers deep inside the mystery of The Georgia Guidestones.
The GUIDESTONES team had a blast at ComiCon Toronto where they presented a panel titled “Wanna know how the world will end?” and handed out swag — lots of swag.
Writer/director Jay Ferguson and actors Supinder Wraich and Dan Fox were on hand to present an exclusive sneak peek of the first five episodes and reveal the story of the mysterious woman who was the inspiration for the story.
GUIDESTONES is a fast-paced thriller in the style of The Da Vinci Code but where the audience takes an active role in solving the mystery. By following clues hidden in each episode, viewers can solve the riddle of The Guidestones along with or ahead of the main characters. Episodes are delivered by email in “real time” as the story unfolds.
Sign-up today and you could join thousands of other seekers in solving the mystery of The Georgia Guidestones.
Another original web series funded by the Independent Production Fund (IPF) is slated to launch next month. Guidestones is an interactive thriller, which delves into the mystery of The Georgia Guidestones and the monument’s connection to the Illuminati and the New World Order.
Described as “… a cross between The Da Vinci Code and The X-Files“, Guidestones is a fast-paced story of deception, duplicity and murder.
Sandy Rai (Supinder Wraich), an exchange student from India studying journalism in Canada, stumbles upon an unsolved murder while working on assignment with fellow student Trevor Shale (Dan Fox). She learns that the murdered man, a scientist named Harold Glenndenning (David Fox), may have had a connection to The Georgia Guidestones, a monument of unknown origin built in a farmer’s field and inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse. Following clues hidden within The Guidestones she discovers that Harold’s death was no random act, and is instead part of a cover-up hiding a global conspiracy of apocalyptic proportions.
Viewers can sign-up now to receive links to the episodes by email. Once the series launches, they’ll be able to follow those links to discover hidden clues in the video episodes and online.
All very mysterious but irresistible to anyone who is into interactive, ARG or transmedia play.
The Independent Production Fund (IPF) has committed to funding web series until 2014. The announcement was made yesterday.
The web series funding program will now become the focus of IPF funding support for the next three years.
The next deadline for applications to the Web Series Program is March 1, 2012.
In 2010, the IPF launched a pilot program to support linear drama series created for new platforms. As a result, web series production took off in Canada.
In the past two years, 330 proposals were submitted to the IPF for web series funding. Twenty-six of these were approved for funding and can be seen on web portals around the world.
The IPF, along with several provincial funding partners, invests over $1.5 M a year in web series. They have been created for every demographic from pre-schoolers to adults representing nearly 2,000 minutes of drama in addition to associated interactive activities and social media.