“Chained: Dante’s Inferno”
UPDATED with pilot episode!
Lots of fans have been waiting for more news about the next project from Kristina Hess. We now have an announcement and promo image from Ms. Hess about her new project, Chained.
UPDATE – 8/21
UPDATE – 8/16
Message from Kristina Hess
The wait is ALMOST over! Wanted to drop in with a promo photo in good faith that we are moving forward with our new series titled “Chained” – we have more Poster Promos on the website as well! We shot our teaser trailer promo this past Sunday and are still editing a few different options as we speak – I’m SOOOOOO STOKED at how awesome it came out!
I’ve been swamped with emails asking for cast members and ya’ll are going to hate me, but I can’t tell you just yet (cue the awwwwww’s) – the reveal trailer will be a pleasant surprise for a LOT of you (I hope lol) and I’m hoping to get that out within the next week or so! Since it’s my first solo production, I want to make sure I don’t rush anything 😉
So now the BIG news: we are looking to potentially launch this series in a different way. We are looking to use Patreon.com to create a subscription base for our releases. Basically, in simple terms, this is like an on-going Kickstarter where people can subscribe and donate monthly to keep productions (and other companies) running. Each subscription amount has PERKS attached which keeps people excited about the projects and get to be a part of the growth of the project and, in this case, a female-owned production company (an action company to be more specific, which doesn’t exist in Hollywood yet to my knowledge). PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE ME ON THIS, we are still in development for the releases, BUT, I’m thinking that our episodes can be released at the lowest contributor of a very small amount per episode since I will be marketing to every viewer on the planet if I can. NOW, I would love to try this out, but I have zero experience with it, so it may or may not work. There’s a reason the SHIP producers have their price-point, so this may be a shot in the dark and fail miserably, but I want to give it a true try. If we can get enough people to jump on board and be as excited as we are about the project to fund each episode, make sure everyone is paid and keep producing, then we would be so stoked to keep it at that pricing level (which we like to call contributor level). So what does that mean? It means potentially all of our episodes could be super inexpensive with options of contributing higher for cooler perks to add!! We’re looking at 15-20 min episodes as of right now at 1-2 releases per month. Again, please don’t quote me, I’m still trying to do my research on it and look at the pros and cons, but I feel I won’t know until I try and see the numbers.
So that leads me to open up some questions for ya’ll. The more feedback I can get, the higher chance that we can all work together and create some great material! What would be some cool perks ya’ll would be excited to see as options for other contribution levels? As of right now, I have some options that include: Behind-the-Scenes videos, photoshoots, Skype sessions, Custom endings/costumes/ideas, live feed of filming on set, questions for each cast member/crew, Associate Producer credit, Skype session with our writers/creators to have input on storyline, raffle for custom ideas, and a fan package that gives you a monthly DVD of the episode and personalized photo of a cast member. Are there any other things you think would be cool to have as a perk for higher contributor levels?
I really appreciate ALL the feedback and couldn’t do this without you all! Please don’t forget to sign up for the “Chained” Newsletter at www.ChainedtheSeries.com and visit our new company page: www.OmniRisingProductions.com. Again, I’m humbled at the wave of support and am SO excited to see what everyone has to say <3
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