Fourth Wall Studios Releases "The Hunt," the First Story Set in the World of "FLARE"

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Starring “Mad Men’s” Mark Moses and “Sons of Anarchy’s” Jamie McShane

"Having developed this world for nearly three years, it’s so exciting to finally be able to share a part of it with our audience.” said Stewartson.

Emmy Award-winning Fourth Wall Studios has released “The Hunt” as the first installment of “FLARE”. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, "FLARE" is a world of darkness and fear, but also of humanity and hope. Each day, a mysterious light briefly illuminates the transformed world. But is the light another threat or is it salvation? Does it mean hope or death for earth’s last few inhabitants?

Within this world, there are many stories, some of which will explore the answers to questions about the world, but all of which will explore the lives of the people in it. In “The Hunt”, two families become deeply connected by a single thoughtless act. Burke (Jamie McShane, Sons of Anarchy) is on the hunt for the people who took everything from him, while Dale (Mark Moses, Mad Men) and his son Sid will use the dark in any way they can. It is a tense game of cat and mouse in a post-apocalyptic landscape.

“FLARE” was created by Jim Stewartson, CEO of Fourth Wall Studios. “Having developed this world for nearly three years, it’s so exciting to finally be able to share a part of it with our audience.” said Stewartson. “It was such a privilege to be able to work with our director Dan Brown and this incredible cast. And as we release more content, we will have created something like an open-sourced story world. I hope that audiences everywhere find this glimpse of the world of “FLARE” intriguing enough to want to create their own stories set in this universe.”

FLARE: The Hunt is available for free now on Fourth Wall Studios’ platform,

As part of the cutting-edge technology of the multi-screen platform, “FLARE” uniquely offers:

  •     A global view of the world through the amateur radio conversations of secondary characters.
  •     Deeper insight into each character by experiencing their inner thoughts.
  •     An open-source philosophy of storytelling, where the audience has the opportunity to contribute to the world of “FLARE”. Where will we go from here?

FLARE: The Hunt is directed by filmmaker Dan Brown. Written by Olumide Odebunmi & Tolu Awosika. Produced by Jackie Turnure. Jim Stewartson, Zach Schiff-Abrams, Sean Stewart and Elan Lee serve as Executive Producers.

Viewers can access all of Fourth Wall Studios’ content including “FLARE” for free at Like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or add to your circles on Google+.

Fourth Wall Studios develops, distributes and markets content that crosses the traditional barrier between audience and onscreen action, resulting in entertainment experiences that are more connected, immersive and real. Founded in 2007 by three award-winning, next-generation storytellers, Jim Stewartson, Elan Lee and Sean Stewart, the venture-backed, Culver City, CA-based company develops a wide range of interactive entertainment properties designed for, their proprietary transmedia entertainment platform. RIDES are immersive, narrative experiences that deliver an unfolding story across multiple screens via web browsers, smartphones and tablets.

Their first major series for RIDES, "Dirty Work", recently won a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Original Interactive Television Programming.

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