It’s time to don our cloaks and draw our daggers for today we trek through vale and forest of The Broken Continent. The Broken Continent is a new webseries project created by writer, director Francis Abbey. It’s a fantasy story in the vein of Game of Thrones or The Lord of the Rings with a dash of The Princess Bride. Inconceivable, I know.
The project is currently 93% funded to their $35,000 goal, which will let them shoot about half of their pilot episode, with the whole thing being possible at $50,000. That might seem like a lot but it’s actually a pretty slim amount to create something as professionally made as The Broken Continent appears. They’ve got costuming, a very talented director of photography, and epic fight choreography all on display in the kickstarter video. Their video is both epic and funny, with ROUSes to boot, that’s References of Uncanny Splendidness.
Francis has taken a story first approach with The Broken Continent, focusing on crafting great story and characters, so that the setting and fights support an already solid foundation. In the second half, there will be a fight sequence which progresses through several phases as the story builds.
The whole interview is filled with lots of insights by Francis Abbey on making The Broken Continent and filmmaking in general. Enjoy, and be sure to check out the kickstarter page with a brilliant video and only *mostly* successful funding. Successful is successful, but mostly successful means a little bit not successful. Let’s fix that, so Miracle max doesn’t have to.
David Jordan, signing off.
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