“Our hope is that audiences will experience GUIDESTONES as a layered conspiracy like THE DA VINCI CODE, but where they can participate as more active sleuths in the unfolding of the mystery.” -- Jay Ferguson, Director / Writer / Producer
Toronto, ON and New York, NY (PRWEB) February 14, 2012
iThentic and 3 o’clock TV today announced the launch of the first-ever interactive thriller, which delves into the mysterious Guidestones monument in Elbert Country, Georgia. Do the Guidestones hold the key to humanity’s future? This is the question viewers will answer when the interactive web series, GUIDESTONES, launches at http://guidestones.org.
The 50-episode (total running time 120 minutes) GUIDESTONES was created and directed by Jay Ferguson and produced with iThentic. The series takes viewers deep inside the mystery of The Georgia Guidestones, an enigmatic monument nestled in a farmer’s field in rural Georgia, and inscribed with directions for rebuilding civilization after the apocalypse.
By following clues hidden in each episode, viewers can solve the mystery of The Guidestones, along with the main characters, in a race against time that crosses two continents and three countries.
Shot vérité style in Canada, the US and India, GUIDESTONES combines scripted drama and documentary-style narrative. Sandy Rai (Supinder Wraich), an exchange student from India studying journalism in Canada, stumbles upon an unsolved murder while working on assignment with fellow student Trevor Shale (Dan Fox). She learns that the murdered man, a scientist named Harold Glenndenning (David Fox), may have a connection to the builders of The Georgia Guidestones. Following clues hidden within The Guidestones she discovers that Harold’s death was no random act, and is instead part of a cover-up hiding a global conspiracy of apocalyptic proportions.
Using his skills as both a dramatic and documentary filmmaker, director/writer Jay Ferguson has created a high-speed international chase full of fictitious events blended seamlessly with reality-based facts.
The gripping narrative includes both fictitious and real characters and events, as well as real and “seeded” web and multimedia content. Viewers can search online to discover hidden video, audio files, apps and other media -- some of which are real, and some not.
GUIDESTONES is presented in two versions: a 50-episode “push” version, which launches Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at http://guidestones.org and a 34-episode “linear” version, which will debut later in the spring. The “push” version allows viewers to sign-up for an e-mail notification, which delivers episodes in “real time” as the story unfolds. Viewers get to solve the mystery along with the main characters, thereby deepening the narrative experience.
GUIDESTONES stars newcomers Supinder Wraitch and Dan Fox and stage/screen actors David Fox and Rosemary Dunsmore. The series was produced by 3‘oclock.tv and iThentic in association with the Independent Production Fund (IPF) and the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), and with help from corporate and organizational sponsors: Pizza Pizza, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Major League Baseball, Karbon, William F. White Intl. and ACTRA.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE GUIDESTONES:
Step #1 -- Sign-up at http://guidestones.org. Starting February 14, 2012, you’ll receive an e-mail message that leads you to the first video episode of the series. Watch the video to find the clue hidden within. Follow the clue and find out where it leads by searching for or discovering links to other websites and media.
Step #2 -- Watch your in-box. The “push” e-mail system delivers the next episodes in “real time” as the narrative unfolds. Your e-mail notification could arrive at any time, day or night, as our two main characters travel from Toronto, Canada to Elbert County, Georgia and then to India.
Step #3 -- Like, share and +1 the episode you have just watched. Visit the GUIDESTONES YouTube channel for behind-the-scenes content and interviews with the actors and director; or follow director Jay Ferguson and the Guidestones team on Twitter @guidestonestv. Share what you’ve discovered with your friends. Just remember that the experience starts for each person only after they have signed-up for the “push” notification so don’t give too much away!
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3 o’clock.tv is an entertainment production company that focuses on original, high quality, serialized content for distribution via the Internet and through mobile devices. The company is based in Toronto, Canada and led by award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer, Jay Ferguson.
iThentic is an online video content production and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in New York City. Launched in 2006, iThentic is carving out a place for independent filmmakers on digital platforms by aggregating, producing, and distributing the very best in independently produced content. The company is backed by three engaged and prominent shareholders: eOne Entertainment, Canada’s largest entertainment company, the founders of iThentic LLC (led by Catherine Tait), and Smiley Guy Studios, an award winning animation and new media studio. Smiley Guy Studios is the operating partner with Jonas Diamond as CEO and Catherine Tait as Chair of the company.