Coming speeding at us like a bat out of hell is Tyler Mane’s new web series, Chopper, and we’ve finally nailed down the details concerning when you’ll be able to take the ride! Dig it!
From the Press Release
DILEMMA, a Los Angeles based Branded Entertainment and Marketing Communications Agency, has completed principal photography on Season 1 of the horror series CHOPPER featuring international fright icons Tyler Mane (Michael Myers, Halloween) and Andrew Bryniarski (Leatherface, Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Chopper will launch independently via online platforms including YouTube and Blip.tv starting October 18th as an eight-episode, two-week long run leading up to Halloween.
Marketing support will be provided by sponsors including The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Sullen Clothing. Series writer/producer/director J.C. Christofilis has been building buzz since mid-summer by releasing bonus, transmedia-style content through social media and promotional videos that have already surpassed 1 million cumulative views. In addition to showcasing two of the horror genre’s biggest stars, Chopper’s rocking ensemble cast will also feature Victor Newmark (Sons of Anarchy), Ruth “Ruthless” Pineda (LA Ink), ex-Biohazard singer Evan Seinfeld (Oz), comedian Quinn Dahle (Conan O’Brien) and MMA legend John Lewis- alongside special appearances from heavy metal bands including Unearth, Straight Line Stitch and Machine Head.
In essence, Chopper is a contemporary spin on the timeless Sleepy Hollow mythology. Storylines revolve around a headless outlaw biker seeking vengeance in the afterlife by killing mortal sinners. The project’s creative team includes contributions from Nina Bargiel- transmedia producer of MTV’s hit online horror series ‘Valemont’- and countless other Hollywood veterans.
True horror and heavy metal aficionados will also have an opportunity to further immerse themselves into the overall Chopper experience by joining Chopper’s fan club hosted on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. The initiative will support producing additional transmedia content designed to further engage and excite our most devoted fans and drive additional word-of-mouth awareness for the weberies’ launch.
J.C. Christofilis added, “We did our research and concluded that Kickstarter was the most robust, off-the-shelf platform capable of building a like-minded, passionate community of ‘super-fans’ around a cool, creative project like Chopper.” Fans who pledge their support will be rewarded with a range of memorabilia and props from Season 1 and will even have the opportunity to be immortalized as a murder victim within evolving storylines that unfold closer to Halloween.
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