Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
Without the multimillion dollar budgets that cable shows enjoy, the producers of The Broken Continent, a new fantasy web series shooting in September, will rely on a lot of ingenuity and the internet phenomenon of crowd funding through its campaign on Kickstarter.com.
The amount of cast, costumes, props, and fight sequences involved in The Broken Continent will far exceed those of an average independent film - but series creator and award-winning filmmaker Francis Abbey embraces the opportunity to do something different. “Even with all the big budget Hollywood magic, the thing people connect with most in great fantasy like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones is great story and characters. And those are all about passion, not money,” says Abbey.
In the pilot episode, the Daughters of Tairol, a ragged band of female warriors known as the Women of the Wood, seek to halt King Eadwyn Redway’s bloody conquest of the shattered continent of Elyrion. There are many strong female characters in The Broken Continent, and not just in the Margaret Thatcher, Hillary Clinton sense. The pilot will feature several sword fights in which women will have ample chance to show their skill with a blade. Premier fight choreographer and instructor, Robb Hunter, who has numerous films and theatrical shows under his belt, will add his talents to the production.
Abbey is joined in producing the series by two other award-winning filmmakers, Kelley Slagle of Cavegirl Productions and Bjorn Munson of Team Jabberwocky, both of whom felt the project struck a chord.
For more information on The Broken Continent, please visit its website linked above. For press inquiries, please contact Francis Abbey at 240-350-6306 or by email at press(at)brokencontinent(dot)com. For downloadable press materials (including high-res photos and logos), visit http://www.brokencontinent.com/press.