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Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

It’s Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: Fantasy Edition! In today’s installment we have two web series promising supernatural intrigue. The first is Guards of Dagmar from creator Tina Cesa Ward (Anyone But Me, Good People in Love). Ward’s notoriety in the web series world has made Guards a buzzy project for awhile now, and the campaign is a big [...]

May 16, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaigns to Watch: ‘Guards of Dagmar’ and ‘The Abandon’

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

Crowdfunding Campaigns To Watch: ‘Drifter’ and ‘East WillyB’

I’ve had an informal policy on this blog of not featuring projects in the middle of crowdfunding campaigns, the idea being the show might not air. I also get a lot of emails from producers pitching such projects, and I’ve been afraid of favoring one over another. Well, no longer! There’s been a steady stream [...]

April 19, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Spotlight 2

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Real Diversity Problem On (Some) Ambitious Dramas

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Real Diversity Problem On (Some) Ambitious Dramas

Thanks to Racialicious and writing to transgress for re-posting. UPDATE: The arrival of a new character signals a possible shift in season three. It’s an old and uninteresting complaint: black characters on TV — and horror movies — get killed or written off too early. Clearly, that is what’s been happening on The Walking Dead with T-Dog. [...]

March 12, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 7

In Search of Indie Cosmic

In Search of Indie Cosmic

Originally posted at Splice Today. Indie film tends toward realism. It’s not hard to understand why: on a low-budget, the special effects necessary for fantasy and science fiction are hard to achieve. Creative filmmakers aren’t afraid of a challenge, though. In recent years, and especially 2011, a handful of art house movies ventured into the [...]

January 17, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on In Search of Indie Cosmic

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Osiris’ Diversifies Sci-Fi With A Smart, Immortal Soul

Web Series Spotlight: ‘Osiris’ Diversifies Sci-Fi With A Smart, Immortal Soul

I recently explored the growth of diverse sci-fi/fantasy shows on the web using the new original series Osiris as a perfect example. The show, which has received some publicity help from the awesome Shadow and Act, is sleek thriller about a man named Osiris who cannot die, instead resurrecting each time after he’s killed. He’s 300 years old, [...]

September 28, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized Comments Off on Web Series Spotlight: ‘Osiris’ Diversifies Sci-Fi With A Smart, Immortal Soul

Web Shows Trek Past Sci-Fi’s Color Line

Web Shows Trek Past Sci-Fi’s Color Line

Thanks to Racialicious for reposting! From Blacula to Sleep Dealer, filmmakers of color have always been interested in science fiction and fantasy. But these days in Hollywood, sci-fi/fantasy films demand big budgets, and it seems like only Will Smith and Denzel Washington are powerful enough to greenlight a genre film starring an actor of color. The [...]

September 28, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 6

NYTVF Dispatch: Daring TV-Ready Dramas

NYTVF Dispatch: Daring TV-Ready Dramas

So NYTVF is over and the winners have been announced! Unfortunately I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to write-up much from what I saw (which wasn’t everything). Still, I figure I’d try. Dramas are notoriously rare online, but as production and post-production equipment and services get cheaper, more and more creators are producing [...]

September 25, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 1

TV’s Sci-Fi Queen Jane Espenson Returns to Comedy with ‘Husbands’

TV’s Sci-Fi Queen Jane Espenson Returns to Comedy with ‘Husbands’

If you’re a sci-fi fan, you probably know Jane Espenson, who has written and produced some of the most ambitious television of the last ten years including Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the sadly cancelled Caprica. With over 40,000 followers, Espenson is among Hollywood’s few prominent female TV producers. This week Espenson [...]

September 12, 2011 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 7

Inception Theories: Is There Any Point?

Inception Theories: Is There Any Point?

UPDATE: Christopher Nolan speaks out, basically calling most of the theories out there ludicrous. ORIGINAL: If you’re following the discussion around Inception, you’ll notice there have been three clear waves of public opinion: hype or praise (Nolan is a genius; film is cinema classic); dissent (the New York critics — Observer, New Yorker, Magazine, Press); [...]

July 24, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 5

‘Avatar’ Robbed Like ‘Citizen Kane’?

‘Avatar’ Robbed Like ‘Citizen Kane’?

There’s an interesting debate brewing on Twitter over whether Avatar was robbed for Best Picture. Frankly I was surprised Hurt Locker had won. While critics had eventually forecast it would take the prize, I had put my money on Avatar, only for industry/political reasons. That said, I’m delighted Hurt Locker beat out Avatar, which spent [...]

March 8, 2010 Aymar Jean Christian uncategorized 34