I've launched my brand new fantasy production and I need you to help me spread the word.
When Kate's fan prequel to the Lord of the Rings, Born of Hope, was released in December 2009 it instantly raised the bar for fan film productions and was hailed as an accomplished and in every respect a worthy addition to Peter Jackson's trilogy.
Three years and 23 million online views later Kate is now planning to raise the bar for fantasy web series.
The new project is a web series called REN after its lead character, who lives a quiet life in a small village until dramatic events, involving an ancient powerful spirit and the ruling warrior order of the Kah'Nath, forces her to leave her safe existence and find the truth behind the web of lies she's believe in all her life.
The inspiration for the show is very much rooted in great fantasy stories like The Lord of the Rings, but epic books and TV series like Game of Thrones and the more lighthearted Legend of the Seeker have also influenced the creation of REN. One of the most important features of Born of Hope was the fan base that helped finance, design and even act in the film and we are keen to involve the fans even more in this project. The series is in the very early stages, with only the first season written, so we will look to the online fan community to influence what happens... and yes, even be in it!
Friday, 5 July 2013
4am wake up call. I'm leaving the country again. Doing that a lot this year but this is probably the first truly relaxing holiday. Five days in the Portugal sunshine just chilling. I have my Game of Thrones book number 2 and hope to finally break the back of it. Having said that I have also brought my laptop so work is not far away and it's very tempting to get back to writing and tweaking the Ren episodes, and planning the live launch party.