Remember A Murder of Crows? The steampunk webseries that I have the privilege of directing? Yes? No? Maybe? Anyway, regardless of whether you do know of it or not, we are almost finished with it! It’s been a long time coming, since the idea was born last summer in fact and now it’s almost a reality! We are just in the editing stages which means me and the editor spending hours in a tiny edit suite scrutinizing everything we did when we were filming. Fun times! No, but really. If you’re lucky you might get to see the finished product and wouldn’t that just be amazing?? Especially if you’re into steampunk (and who isn’t these days?) but also if you are partial to a good old detective mystery story. Bliss. Keep your eyes peeled for the first part of the episode to be uploaded, I’ll definitely be sure to tell you. Can’t wait!
I know, I know, it’s been a while but I’ve been super busy being the director of the shiny new steampunk web series known as A Murder of Crows which I’m sure you’ve all heard of by now. It’s feisty, it’s fun, but most of all it’s really close to my heart. It’s been a year now since this idea has been circling around my brain, trying to get out and eventually, it did. Thank god. I wrote the script, submitted it for reviews, changed it (drastically at times) and voilà! I’m sitting here, trying to stay awake on like 5 hours’ sleep thinking well, that’s it. All we have to do now is edit the damn thing and then there it is, ready for the world to watch, enjoy and love. Or watch, loathe and tear to shreds, but we’ll see. Audiences are very tricky to determine, but I figured if I like it, our audience will also like it.
It’s been a tough three weeks. We’ve done a lot of filming which includes an awful lot of late nights and early mornings. We’ve had stresses and fallings out, people being sad or angry or frustrated, but we’re all friends again now and we’re all excited to see what the edit will bring. It’s been lovely to see something that I’ve written and formed become something physical and real that other people believe in and I am so excited to present it to the steampunk community to see what everyone thinks of it. The dream then is for it to become a beloved web-series and for it to turn into something magnificent. I have plenty more ideas for other episodes and I desperately want to carry it on. It all depends of course on the reception and any funding, but that’s just how the industry works.
I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures to goggle over and I’ll try to keep you updated with what’s going on! I promise x
Oh hey, you with the really pretty face, you with the extremely muscley body, you with the super cute haircut, I love you. Yes, you. And I think that in return to my wondrous love, you could take a look at my Kickstarter page for my Steampunk web series pilot! No, I’m not asking you to pledge any money (although that’d be freaking SWEET), I’m just asking you to take a look and share it around to all your lovely friends! Share, share, share! That’s the thing because there are plenty of Steampunk people out there who would love to know about this or even be involved!
This is really all I have to update on, I’m the worst blogger in the world, I know, but I’m still here! Trust me! Keep your eyes peeled 😉
So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, my web series pilot’s Kickstarter Campaign! We’re asking for one thousand pounds which seems a lot, I know, but compared to the billions of dollars that people spend on Hollywood films, it’s barely anything. The money is intended to go towards costumes, location hire (we’ve found an indoor victorian street in a museum in York!), caring for actors’ needs and anything else that a film production requires. I’m not going to beg you to pledge, I’m just going to say that I would really, really appreciate anything that you could kindly give; it’s my last ever uni project and I just want it to be the best that it can!
So please, explore the page, visit the website, get involved and enjoy! That’s all I ask, really.
Here’s the kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1233333540/a-murder-of-crows-steampunk-crime-drama-web-series and here’s the website link www.pickupfilms.co.uk if you just fancy a browse.
Thank you! Love you!
Guys, guys, guys! I have exciting news!
I’m directing a pilot for a web series this semester (which also happens to be my last, sob sob) and the theme ladies and gentlemen, is STEAMPUNK. Yes! For those of you who are unsure as to what it is, allow me to enlighten you to my take on it, as there are quite a few different opinions floating around out there. Imagine a world where steam has been used to develop technology, only steam. There’s no industrial revolution, no mobile phones, no cars. But there are airships and rayguns (big maybe) and women are equal to men in every way. It’s like the world is stuck in the Victorian age but are more advanced in some things simultaneously. And it’s so cool! It’s seen more of as an alternate reality and doesn’t really rely on legitimacy. Better not do anyway because I’m planning on doing this my way ha.
Essentially, this story is something like Sherlock Holmes, of course, but with a female lead called Gwendolyn Carrioncrow. She’s smart, she’s feisty and she’s fearless; she’ll stop at nothing to solve a case and she’ll do virtually anything to get what she wants. No, not like that! You disgust me. She’s very self assured but refuses to get close to people, after her parents died when she was just twelve and was forced to live with her elderly (and senile) aunt.
But enough of her! Let’s get down to business! Of course, similar to the last project, we are setting up a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds. We are also hopefully holding a fund raiser which will include a bun sale and a quiz in York because steampunk, my friends, is NOT cheap. It’s all in the detail you see and it’s going to be a lot of hard work and money to make it look right. All I ask is that when the Kickstarter is live, please at least take a look at it (I will link it of course) and if you can, donate something, anything. We would be so grateful. I just want this film made so badly, it’s my last ever semester at university and I really want it to go well.
Now, I’m sure you’re tired of me banging on so I will bid you adieu for now and munch on a biscuit or something. Farewell, and I’ll update you later on in the project 🙂