It’s been a while, but we are beginning development on Delantare once again! Watch the video below for more info.
Things are moving along nicely in pre-production!
…Okay, it’s been crazy busy, but things ARE moving along!
We just closed our first round of online casting. There were over 60 auditions submitted, so we’ve definitely got our work cut out for us! There were a few roles that we did not receive any submissions for, so we will be holding another round of casting very soon.
We’ve started putting out feelers for potential filming locations. The Museum of the Mountain West, a history museum located here in Montrose, Colorado, has agreed to let us film there for the Old West scenes! This will be our second time filming there, as we had a brief scene in our previous film, In His Steps, there.
Another cool aspect about filming there, is that it’s allowed us to finally come up with a name for the Old West town in the script! The Museum has several old buildings that they’ve arranged into a little town called Adobe Flats. Well, they’re also going to let us use the name for our town in the show!
Lastly, and very important: we are going to be launching an IndieGoGo campaign within the next week or two! We’ve decided that hosting our fundraising campaign on an established platform should increase our chances of raising more funds. We’ll keep you updated on when the page goes live, and we hope you’ll help us spread the link around!
We’re very excited to announce that Free: A Delantare Story won Best Sci-Fi Film at the Paonia Film Festival on April 30th! We had a great time there, and got some great response from audience members.
We have also opened up casting for Season 1! Click here to visit our casting call website to see all available roles. If you know any actors, be sure to pass the link along to them!
Things have been pretty quiet here, but a lot has been going on! Here is a long-overdue production update!
First off, our short film Free: A Delantare Story has been accepted into the 2016 Paonia Film Festival! It will be screening on April 29th, and we’ll find out if it wins anything during the award ceremony on April 30th!
As you may have already seen, we’ve received a few amazing pieces of art from our concept artist Bart Willard! The first is a promotional piece featuring the three time periods of the story: Old West, modern day, and distant future.
The second piece is a concept gallery of a mysterious sword that plays a vital part of the story, linking our characters across time!
Next, Tim Nolte, who co-wrote the pilot script, has agreed to step in as co-showrunner for the series! This was a natural step, as he has served as a sounding board and creative consultant since we began developing the series in earnest.
And finally, during our conversations, Tim and I (Zack Lawrence) have also decided that with our budget and resources, the story will be better presented as a web series, rather than pursuing traditional TV avenues. This will also allow us to maintain greater creative control in bringing the story to life. And so, we’ve split the pilot script into 3 smaller episodes, and have begun working on the next set of scripts to complete Season 1!
It’s a slow process, but we’re steadily making progress toward production! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date on the latest! We’d also appreciate any help you can give in our fundraising efforts! The sooner we raise the funds we need, the sooner we can go into production!
We reached over $1,000 in donations today! As promised, we’re excited to announce the next member of the production team….
Concept artist Bart Willard!
A graduate of Huntington University, Bart began his career designed PowerPoint media presentations but continued to develop his skills as an artist and designer with a desire to one day work within the entertainment industries of theatre, film, and video games. While working as a professional graphic designer, Bart added animation and 3D modeling to his skill set. He now enjoys working as a concept artist, animator, and art director for various projects within video production, motion pictures, and game development.
We’ve already received some awesome designs from Bart, which really makes this project finally start to feel real. 🙂 There’s another member of the team we’re looking forward to announcing, but you’ll need to wait until we reach $2,000 in donations! So if you’d like to help us reach our goal, head over to the Donate page and help us out!