We are often asked why it takes so long between episodes and comic books. There is no ifs, ands and buts about it: it takes money to make the shows. Call us silly but we like to try and pay our performers and crew a living wage, if we can.
Nothing extravagant, just something to buy food and pay the rent.
Our producer, Christian Viel, has financed the entire first season out of his own pocket. That was a lot of money. And while selling merchandise certainly helps making up those costs, it is a slow and long process.
We looked at crowdfunding and we had a minimal success with it. Despite a campaign that landed us on the front page of IndieGogo, it apparently was not enough to tip us over in the spheres we needed.
We got a lot of flack for making the episodes Pay-per-View in an effort to finance the second Season.
We have an on-site donation box - and while we have some generous contributors, it appears to remain mostly ignored.
So we are trying this new form of on-going crowdfunding for patrons of the arts, Patreon. Let's see how it goes! :)
Note to Montreal actors:
Casting is currently underway for Wild Rose: Trials and Tribulations and Terra Nova: Sum of its parts. Soon there will also be casting for Mantis, Voda, Yellow Knife, 8 Ball and Borealis minisodes.
Tell your agents to submit you or submit yourselves via the casting work book. Don't tell us you are mad at us for not letting you know at the next ACTRA party, because you have been officially and publicly warned.
Sorry if you are outside Montreal, we cannot cast outside of town unless you have local accommodations - our budget is stretched enough as it is. If you can have your own accommodation here, submit yourself with a note to that effect - otherwise you will be ignored. Thanks!
Principal Photography completed on the Saskana: Seeds of Wrath Minisode.
Ever wanted to be in the show? We will be shooting new episodes at the end of September and in October. We are currently looking for 6 Medusa Goons for the Saskana Episode. If you are interested in being a Medusa henchmen in the show, NOW is your chance!
Don't feel like seeing your mug on screen but still want to help us shoot this thing faster? You can always contribute by clicking on the button on the right of this post! Every little bit helps, as the show is privately financed.