Hey everyone. I came across this new web series called Exile. I contacted the producer, writer, and original score composer Andrew Stirling MacDonald to tell me more about this project. First let me show you the trailer and then I’ll get to what Andrew had to say. Enjoy:
Pretty cool looking, eh?? Here’s the plot summary in Andrew’s words:
Just a few short weeks after the population is overrun with riots, looting, and destruction, a group of survivors have entrenched themselves into an abandoned movie theatre. Supplies are starting to run low, but fear of attacks by the inhuman monsters outside has kept them barricaded inside.
As food and fuel dwindle, one man in the group documents the changing behaviors of the survivors.
The first four chapters make up the first full episode and, Andrew tells me, were filmed in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley (Allentown and Bethlehem). This is pretty cool because that’s my old stomping ground. I went to college in Reading, PA (Albright College) and even shot a short student film in the same areas myself (albeit a pretty crappy student film LOL).
As I mentioned, Andrew Stirling MacDonald is a producer, writer, and score composer on independent motion pictures, live shows and web series since 1999. He tells me that he’s an active libertarian, wears kilts exclusively and is “passionate about facial hair.” Andrew is the oldest of 8 kids and he and his brothers often involve each other in their different projects. In the case of Exile,
My youngest brother David did the storyboarding and art direction, and [my] middle brother Paul performed the guitar that makes up a large part of the soundtrack. [My] fourth brother Stephen was originally going to perform the guitar parts, but then he decided to go and be a philosophy major, so we are currently shunning him.
There are two directors for Exile, Jesse Kalavoda and Marvin Day. Andrew’s worked with Jesse since 2002 and with Marvin since 2005. This is the first time Andrew has worked with web television for Jesse and Marvin, “Although we produced web content for a mostly live sketch comedy group several years ago.”
Andrew then gives us the main cast for the initial 4 episodes which will be coming out every Wednesday starting on May 19th.
Peter Gaughran as Charles
Eden Suarez as Jenni
Joseph Golden as Jake
Akiko Day as Missy
James DeFlorio as Jesse
Directors: Jesse Kalavoda, Marvin Day
Writers: Dan Sottile, Andrew Stirling MacDonald
The first episode of Exile premiered earlier today (May 19th) and I encourage you to check it out here: http://exile.tvheaven.com/episodes.htm. You can also read more info about the project and the cast and crew at that website as well.
I’m really excited; not only did I start watching the zombie web series Dead Wait recently, but now I have Exile to look forward too every Wednesday. This is a really great thing for indie horror filmmakers. Not only are the quality of indie horror projects getting better and better, but now the “Web Series” format is getting the attention is truly deserves. Keep ‘em coming guys; maybe I can get rid of cable TV soon!!!
I’ll keep you up to date with any new developments.