New Beginnings

January 6th, 2015

Happy 2015, Resistance Members!
Sincerely hoping all of you out there enjoyed a festive and joyous holiday season.   We can hardly believe another year has already gone by!

As of yet, we don’t have a release for Episode Two, but we will – soon.
Though it may appear that we’ve been a bit quiet, it’s actually been a crazy year for us, taking the series from raw footage, to rough cuts, to final cuts.  Watching the project take shape, it’s both elating and frustrating, as we are so eager to keep sharing it with all of you!  We are working continuously on finishing episodes and readying them for release.   Again, we take the chance to thank our fabulous crew for all their continuous hard work, including new additions to our post production team: particularly our sound editors, James Abbott and Chris Baine.  We’re so glad to have you on board!

In 2014, we also made it out to Awesome Con, the Maryland Renaissance Festival and Baltimore Comic Con, representing Genre Wars, but also partaking in our own personal favorite fandoms (check out the Genre Wars Instagram to see some of those highlights).  

Additionally, as a bit of exciting news, our own Robin C. Farrell has scribbling away on the novelization of the first season!  This novel will cover the material seen in the series, but will also include additional scenes, as well as sequences accounted from alternate points of view.  Currently, the release of the novel is planned in tandem with the conclusion of the webisodes.  That time frame is subject to change, however—it could potentially be released earlier!—so we’ll keep you posted.

You can also look forward to more episodes as well as an extended trailer, with lots of bonus material.
It’s all coming, and very soon. So keep a weather eye on the horizon.

Production Log > Day 1 >>

Season 1 Writing Process

We have reached the point of the writing process where we could make tweaks and revisions forever. At some point you need to say “This is good enough.” That doesn’t mean that the script is bad and you have to settle for less-than-ideal, but it means that you have reached a milestone with the writing process and it’s time to take the project to the next stage. the thing to remember is that the script will always be changing. It can be written a certain way, but once you move into production itself, there are many things that will affect the filming process and adjustments will need to be made based on location and time. Furthermore, when the script finds its way into the hands of the actors, they might find that certain pieces of dialogue just don’t sound the same way when spoken as they did when written. Therefore, more adjustments will need to be made. The point is, you need to write the best script you can, then let it run it’s course in the rest of the project steps.

The script for Genre Wars season 1, Resistance Rising, is very in depth with plot and character development. I give a shout out to Robin Farrell for the excellent writing!
Now with with the full first season written in screenplay form, we are moving forward with the casting process and acquiring crew members. Our plan is to officially start production mid-summer of this year.

-Justin Moe