(ST. LOUIS, MO) March 6, 2012 - Independent film company Day 304 Productions is developing a new web series to the world of steampunk. "Dirigible Days: Hierophant Unbound" will follow the crew of the airship S.S. Beatrix as they transport a shady lawman and his dangerous prisoner from the Cult of Cthulhu, who escapes and runs rampant on the ship.
"Dirigible Days: Hierophant Unbound" will consist of five 7-15 minute long episodes. The adventure takes place in an alternate reality nearly 1,000 years after a catastrophe transformed the surface of Earth and raised floating islands, launching a new age of exploration and colonization. The crew of the S.S. Beatrix includes comedic engineer Hooper, mute pilot Josie and gun-arm wearing captain Santiago Dunbar.
Day 304 plans to launch a Kickstarter.com campaign to help produce the miniseries. Their promotional teaser (currently available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/3EsLZUC0LoU) was produced on a budget of less than $200. Donations will help fund set construction, costumes, securing locations and props. Steampunk band Vernian Process is allowing their songs to be used for the miniseries, and Day 304 is in talks with the band about creating an original theme song for the project.
New episodes will premiere at "Gaslight Squared", St. Louis' only monthly steampunk gathering, at Lola, a bar and restaurant in the city's hip nightlife district of Washington Avenue. Writer James Bragado states that, “Lola is the center of steampunk in this city. Many who attend Gaslight Squared are involved in 'Dirigible Days', so everyone is really excited to attend the premieres.” New episodes will then be available to view on YouTube the following day.
Filming for the pilot episode of "Hierophant Unbound" is scheduled to begin this June.
Day 304 Productions is a film/video production company based in St. Louis, Missouri that specializes in independent films and high definition digital videography for weddings, special events and commercials. Follow their projects at www.day304.com.
Article courtesy of Santiago Dunbar (https://www.facebook.com/steampunksurplus)