Word on a new project from MonsterPants, the New York-based, do-it-yourself non-studio behind such films as Satan Hates You and Hypothermia, landed in our inbox this week; and it’s so unique and intriguing we just had to share!
From the Press Release:
MonsterPants is proud to announce its latest film project, “CHAPTER FOUR,” the first episode in a ten-part online serial written and directed by DIY auteur James Felix McKenney (Automatons, Hypothermia). For now, the name of the entire serial is to remain a mystery. Each episode of this dark science fiction thriller will carry its own title, simply that of the number of the chapter.
McKenney explains, “I want to capture that pre-Internet, broadcast television feeling of discovery, where you would be flipping through television channels and stumble across a movie or a TV series in mid-story and get sucked in. During those times you couldn’t go back and see what you missed, and it might take a little effort to even figure out the name of what you were watching. I loved that feeling of mystery and how it compelled you to seek out more information on your discovery, which wasn’t always that readily available.”
“To approximate that experience, we will be releasing our episodes out of order, without any title card displayed for the serial until the premiere of ‘CHAPTER ONE,’ late in the series. I want there to be some mystery to this thing — not just ‘What will happen next?” but also ‘How did we get here?'”
The first episode, “CHAPTER FOUR,” stars musician, filmmaker, artist, and author Aurelio Voltaire; actress Mizuo Peck (Night at the Museum 1 & 2); actor Matt Huffman (Satan Hates You); and artist and television personality The Sucklord (Bravo TV’s “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist”).
McKenney is co-producing the series with Lisa Wisely of The Work Room. Eric Branco (Hypothermia, V/H/S) is Director of Photography. Each episode will have a running time of approximately ten minutes and be distributed online beginning this fall.
“Chapter Four” begins filming this month at the 94 Jewel Street Studio in Brooklyn, New York. For project updates and more information, visit MonsterPants.net and follow MonsterPants on Twitter (@MonsterPantz).
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