Check out Pleiades, a Mexico/California short film funded via Kickstarter where we see Ek Balaman, a Mayan warrior, dare to defy the alien invasion that eventually annihilated his people. From director Angel M. Huerta, and film production company White Goblin.
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Since it’s 2012, year of the end of the world or some kind of apocalypse anyway, check out one possible chain of events in the web series 2012. The web series follows a group of characters that are directly involved in the events of December 2012: long time buddies and fellow hired assassins on a job, a corrupt politician, a journalist couple and a genetic scientist.
The 2012 web series was created and written by Julio Ponce Palmieri (born in Guatemala) and produced and directed by Palmieri and Alex Freitas (of Portuguese heritage).
The complete first season of this Canadian production is available on YouTube. I recommend not reading the descriptions because they spoil the episodes. Here’s a teaser. Be safe in 2012!
Web series are all the rage now and it’s hard to keep up with all the good stuff out there. Here at SciFi Latino I like to highlight those genre productions involving Latinos, and this week one very interesting press release came my way with geeky goodness and Latino participation. Richard Hays and Robert Diaz LeRoy of Last Ronin Entertainment are producing and distributing seven weekly web series.
Their first web series, Crime Scene X, will be released on September 24th. According to the press release, the story revolves around “the strange partnership of Jonathon Moon, a late night radio talk show host known as the Prince of the Paranormal, and Tony Rustic, a hard-boiled L.A. detective as they pursue an extraterrestrial serial killer.” CSX stars Frank Piciullo as Moon and Jeff Prewitt as Tony Rustic.
The next series, Kronikles, will also be built around Moon’s radio show and will launch in early October. Five more web series featuring Moon characters are being produced for later in 2010 and early 2011. These include AKA: Monster Bill, a series about a veteran monster hunter; Sue Sayer, a series about a teenaged psychic; and The Legend of Two Snakes, a series about a Native American who becomes both a serial killer and a super hero after being bitten by rattlesnakes.
Last Ronin Entertainment is the brainchild of Robert Diaz LeRoy, who directs and co-writes the seven web series (and also stars as the enigmatic shape-shifting character ‘Two Snakes’) and Richard Hays, creator of Jonathon Moon, and producer and co-writer of the seven shows. They will diversify their offerings with novels and graphic novels based on the web series’ characters, feature films, television specials and more. “I’m not sure that anyone has really tried this, but Robert and I believe in the model and are very pleased with the product. The important thing to us is to keep raising the bar as far as production value and quality of story and character while keeping the shows affordable,” Hays said. “It’s quite a challenge.”
Robert Diaz LeRoy’s ethnic background is Mexican and Native American (Tohono O’odham). He is a writer, director, and actor whose movies have played and garnered awards around the world. According to his bio, “his influences began with childhood days interacting with his medicine man great-uncle on the Yuma reservation, to ranch hand, railroad car welder, commercial artist, painter, downhill mountain-bike racer, college instructor, undercover researcher and Demonstrative Evidence expert in the reconstruction of capital crime murder cases working on behalf of the accused.” Besides the web series, Diaz LeRoy is in post production for the 1950s sci-fi film Countdown 2 Zero which he wrote and directed.
Where to watch: Crime Scene X will debut on Koldcast.tv and several other sites. Enjoy the trailer here:
Nacho Vigalondo, director of Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes), blogged today about a new sci-fi film in the works- this time about alien invasion from a regular guy point of view. While he continues to work on two other features, he’ll also be writing this third movie entitled Extraterrestre (Extraterrestrial). Vigalondo writes that this will not be like a War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise, where a regular person manages to somehow closely witness all major invasion events. He writes that most people will experience a global alien invasion without even knowing it has happened, by listening to rumors, or engaging in pointless activities. Hence Extraterrestre.
Here’s hoping we get to see this film made in the next couple of years. Read Vigalondo’s blog in its entirety here (in Spanish).