“Deadbooks hints at a densely packed mythology that draws on The X-Files and Stephen King, with a little David Lynch-style creepiness thrown in for good measure.”
---Hugh Hart, Wired.com/Underwire
How do you create a space monster?
With the launch of the Hyper-Serialized, SF/Horror series, The Deadbooks, PantherRun Productions LLC has a solution. You take one part movie, one part book, one part radio, and toss it into a blender. What pours out is a beast that’s no longer chained to yesterday’s way of thinking.
Sandgate Vermont, September 1, 2008. For the last eight years, Hasso Wuerslin has been working on the Hyper-Serialization of his Deadbooks series. What’s a Hyper-serialization? You expose a story to a mash-up of story-telling techniques from such mediums as film, TV, radio, print; a mash-up that could only exist because of the distribution freedom offered by the net.
“When you really think about it,” says Wuerslin, “there’s only been one paradigm-busting form of entertainment created thus far for The Net - video games; everything else has been just a port to the computer screen. But the power of The Net is that it doesn’t care how you tell the story; doesn’t care what techniques you combine. It will show whatever you put up.
“Take for example books and movies. Today books and movies can never go on a date. The book can’t join the movie in the theatre, and the movie can’t join the book in the book - even if it’s the same story. But on The Net, they can bleed into each other; word, image and sound, coexisting in the moment, creating a very different experience for the observer.”
That’s the focus of Deadbooks.com.
The 10 hour, 1st season will feature 30 actors, and 40 musical groups from around the world. It will tell the story a mining scout ship, led by the gifted Shallen, who discovers an Earth void of human life... except for the memories of a long dead, Will Lant - memories so powerful that they posses Shallen, revealing to him Lant’s final days; days in which Lant was forced to live the lives of three alternate beings in a desperate attempt to rectify a terrible mistake. Now, like the spider, the ghost of Lant traps all passersby, in the hopes that one can achieve what he could not bring himself to do.
“Once upon a time, a space monster called a “moving picture” stunned the world,” says Wuerslin. “The space monsters of The Net will shatter it.”
Further information; please visit the website, Deadbooks.com.
About: Hasso Wuerslin is owner of PantherRun Productions LLC located in Sandgate Vermont USA.
It looks like a new project to check out, so I think I'll get busy this afternoon :)