Austin, TX and Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012
Rooster Teeth, the Austin-based production studio behind web series sensation Red vs. Blue, and Blip Studios, the production arm of digital media company Blip, are pleased to announce the launch of an original, new web series, A Simple Walk Into Mordor.
A Simple Walk Into Mordor is the brainchild of two Rooster Teeth staff members, Kerry Shawcross and Chris Demarais. To celebrate the theatrical release of The Hobbit, they set out to do in six days what took Frodo and Sam three movies to complete. They will walk the 120+ mile journey across New Zealand from the filming location of The Shire to the filming location of Mount Doom. Dressed in Hobbit gear and documenting the entire journey on video, Kerry and Chris will sleep on the ground, cross rivers, and eat plenty of Lembas bread along their journey to prove that one simply does walk into Mordor.
When asked how the idea for A Simple Walk Into Mordor came about, Kerry explained, “I was curious as to how far away the sets for the Shire and Mordor were from each other because I thought it would be hilarious if they were actually close. When I found out it was only 120 miles away, I knew I had to try and walk the distance."
The five-episode series takes viewers along on an epic journey that is every fan’s dream come true, and while thrilling, could be just as grueling. “This is the ultimate Lord of the Rings fan pilgrimage,” said Chris. “We weren’t going to stop until we passed out from exhaustion or destroyed our official Lord of the Rings replica Ring of Power."
Check out the first and second episodes here:
A Simple Walk Into Mordor Episode 1
A Simple Walk Into Mordor Photos
Kerry Shawcross bio
Kerry was born in San Antonio, TX, and lived a pretty boring life. Then he was hired at Rooster Teeth, and things got awesome. Since starting, he's worked on Red vs Blue, RT Shorts, Immersion, and several other projects. Currently, he's writing for the upcoming show RWBY.
Chris Demarais bio
Chris was born. Following that success, he became a writer, actor and director at Rooster Teeth Productions who's worked on RT Shorts, Nature Town, Red vs. Blue, The Gauntlet, and several upcoming shows. He's been a life long Lord of the Rings fan and was especially inspired to join Kerry's quest after working on handicapped comedian Zach Anner's travel show, Riding Shotgun.
About Rooster Teeth Productions:
Rooster Teeth is an Austin-based production studio behind one of the most popular and longest running web series of all time, Red vs. Blue, website AchievementHunter.com, Rooster Teeth Shorts, Rooster Teeth Podcast, gamer reality web series The Gauntlet, and the gaming and internet convention RTX. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, the Rooster Teeth YouTube channel has become the 8th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2011 with 2.2 million YouTube subscribers, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.3 million registered community members. Rooster Teeth has won multiple awards, including the 2011 Best Animated Series from the IAWTV, and has been featured by hundreds of major publications and networks including MTV, G4, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, and many more.
About Blip Studios:
Blip Studios is a multiplatform digital studio producing exclusive original series and premium branded content for the Blip network and across the web. The studio is the production arm of parent company Blip, the largest independently owned and operated digital video platform in the world that attracts hundreds of millions of views per month. Check it out at http://studios.blip.com.