When Fact Met Fiction: One step closer
What did you do this summer?
When Fact Met Fiction, the web series that gives this website a reason to exist, was what we lived, ate and breathed beginning in March. It will be what some of us continue to be consumed with for quite some time, but that isn’t a bad thing because we are having a blast. The following is a re-purposing of a newsletter we sent out a couple of weeks ago to let our fans know that we are still at work behind the scenes. We are excited to bring WFMF to completion.
At East Stream Studio we are finally accomplishing what we have been working towards for years.
When your brain is bursting with dozens of great ideas for a web series it can be difficult to finally settle on the one you believe you should begin with. Our plan was to begin with a different idea, not because it was better, simply because it was different. But it would also take more time, be more complicated to shoot and cost much more money… and these were limitations we knew we shouldn’t attempt to overcome. On top of that, our producer, Stefan Liner, was going to be gone for two months to work on the feature, Gold Dust as 1st AD. He was convinced he wanted to have a project of his own come out this year. Not simply a pilot, but an entire season of something. So, we went back to the drawing board, so to say, and revived an idea Stefan had originally come up with several tears earlier.
For our team, When Fact Met Fiction was the perfect fit. It had fun storylines, enjoyable characters and was able to be shot primarily in one location making it feasible to pull off an entire season on a meager budget. So, we locked in on WFMF and immediately began strategizing about the story and characters. Then we divided so we could conquer. I went to work writing the scripts while Stefan dove into the pre-production. It looked something like this:
When Fact Met Fiction’s, “Basic Insane Plan”
- Write 8 scripts and revise them multiple times
- Put together a crew
- Do a bunch of pre-production stuff (You know… get locations, design the set, create or acquire props, wardrobe, etc.)
- Run auditions and cast our characters
- Make a web series
Principle photography is in the can (or…on the hard drive)
Promotional photos are behind us.
Branding for the show is looking great thanks to Jay and Stefan Liner and all we have left is:
- Plan a premier
- More marketing
- Funding for Season 2 (And trust me you’ll want a Season 2…we sure do!)
Okay, that’s still a lot to do before…
… We start all over again, but with an even better sense of how to get to where we are going.
Why? Because we love this.
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