This is an official call to action for all of our wonderful Star Trek fans and Sci-Fi fans around the world to come together and celebrate a new era in science fiction. What we are doing has never been done this way before.
(PRWEB) June 30, 2015
Multi‐talented actor, producer and entrepreneur Anthony Montgomery has launched his promotional campaign for Miles Away™, an action-packed science-fiction adventure that features a different kind of superhero with an inspiring story that has yet to be told, until now. The Star Trek: Enterprise actor is on a mission to have his original Sci-Fi franchise span three media outlets — from a graphic novel series, to an animated trilogy and ultimately, into live‐action feature films.
Montgomery has been touring the globe with the graphic novel and recently celebrated a milestone in that mission with the arrival of Miles Away™ on iTunes, making it available in 50 plus countries around the world. Currently, his goal is for 4 million Star Trek fans, comic enthusiasts, science-fiction lovers and fantasy aficionados to buy a single digital copy of Miles Away™ for $2.99. His goal is to circumvent the traditional Hollywood system and fund the entire animated trilogy himself.
“This is an official call to action for all of our wonderful Star Trek fans and Sci-Fi fans around the world to come together and celebrate a new era in science fiction,” Montgomery said. “What we are doing has never been done this way before.”
In an interview with Startrek.com, Montgomery candidly reveals the frustrations he’s encountered in garnering outside financial support for the project, even after investing a substantial sum of his own money to complete the graphic novel, plus promotional expenses. However, Montgomery remains confident that Sci-Fi fans around the world will want to be a part of this brand new adventure, Miles Away™.
"Granted, Miles Away™ is not a Star Trek level franchise... yet," Montgomery said. "However, I've learned from Star Trek fans over the years of our interactions that although they love Star Trek above all else, they also love and support quality science fiction. Miles Away™ will provide the quality entertainment with positive values that we have all come to embrace from the examples set by Star Trek.”
Miles Away™ is set in the future and tells the story of Maxwell Miles, an exceptional African-American 16-year-old with a clouded past who feels a little different from everybody else. Max develops a superhuman ability and gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help them battle evil. The young superhero falls into an interstellar war strangely connected to his family’s dark history. Max travels the universe with trusted companions and meets alien beings with phenomenal abilities, learning valuable life lessons along the way.
Through Miles Away™, Montgomery offers unique educational content tailored to youth, with the graphic novel and animation meant to inspire a love of reading in young people around the world.
For Montgomery, the success of Miles Away™ also means he will have succeeded in providing a safe, imaginative escape for struggling youth. “Growing up, I experienced pain and struggles on a daily basis. Although I learned at a very young age to mask my pain with a smile, it was just a ruse,” Montgomery said. “All I ever wanted to do during those times was escape. To get through that pain, I read comic books. Comic books took me “miles away” from the physical, emotional and psychological pain that I was constantly finding myself wrapped up in. The stories the writers told, transported me from that pain to the wonderful world of our imagination.”
Fans can order their digital copies of Miles Away™, activity books and posters, as well as trade paperback collectors’ copies, exclusively at Montgomery Media’s new website, TheMilesAway.com. Through the website, fans will receive a free gift for their purchases and get a free gift for joining the Miles Away™ community, where they can sign up to receive updates, information about the Miles Away™ Reading Initiative, contests, giveaways and more. Digital downloads are currently available through iTunes and Ganxy.
Montgomery’s quest for Miles Away™ success has also been met with support from many in the comic and animation communities:
“Like the best superhero stories, Miles Away™ is all about real characters thrown into extraordinary circumstances. And there are characters every kid can identify with. Not to mention, the art and the action are pretty sweet too!” - Eric Vale, Voice Actor, (Dragon Ball Z, Hetalia, One Piece)
“Anthony Montgomery’s brilliant story in Miles Away™ will keep readers of all ages wanting more.” - Bryan Neely, Founder of ComicsPriceGuide.com
“Miles Away™ has an amazing amount of honesty and ingenuity that make this book an excellent read for all ages.” - Dale Wilson, BuyIndieComics.com