A violent, philosophical epic about love and super-powers and the death of all things in the coming apocalypse.
Are we subject to our instincts or masters of them? A young Muslim sculptor, dedicated to both her faith and her husband, must navigate the perils of her own identity when she falls in love with an American artist. Oh, and she has superpowers - ones that threaten her world and her own soul. This supernatural epic spans centuries as we follow the variegated lives of those playing host to the WYRM - an evolutionary anomaly that bestows (or infects) its hosts with certain powers. Powers that seem to keep death at an arms length.
The SILK core team. Meet Angel, Nate, Amy & Ingo. Between the four of us we are producers, directors, writers, visual effects artists, sculptors, production designers, and talent. Bring us your dead! (And we'll make them shine.)
The first human to come in contact with a silkwyrm, Toqtai is of a far-gone and violent era. He had been a Mongol warrior of great strength and constitution and views the modern world in much the same way as the battlefields of old.
Zahra is the heart and soul of "Silk". A young Muslim sculptor with feverish artistic ability and a devout faith, she finds herself cursed with powerful abilities that threaten to destroy both her soul and her world.
The Occupant is an enigmatic figure — nameless, ageless, sexless, with the ability to completely inhabit and control the mind and body of another person. Though perhaps a lonely soul, the Occupant is dangerous and violent.
Our producer and concept artist Amy Fox is a trained sculptor, whose work engages in themes of body autonomy and sexual identity.
Project creator and visual artist Angel Alvarez has created a wyrm to haunt our dreams.
Our SpFX designers Matty Lutz and Isabelle Fallu are weird and wonderful and our most technically-challenging character, The Occupant, is brought to life with spectacular make-up and prosthetics and one very cold actor.
Silkwrym concepts by show creator Angel Alvarez.
Stunt-trained actor Panta Mosleh takes on the role of the bad-ass Zahra.
1347, Mongol siege of Kaffa, Crimean peninsula. Plague-ridden bodies lie in heaps.
The siege is a failure. Not for military reasons, but because of this creeping death that infects all it touches.
Toqtai is alive, but barely. His compatriots consider him dead. They strap him into the catapult.
If the army cannot take Kaffa, then they will destroy it with plague. Plague spread by their own dead. Their own dead like Toqtai. The catapult is loaded. They fire. (To be continued...)
With energy action-packed visual effect sequences, stunts and fight scenes, SILK promises to deliver jaw-dropping fan-bait to action/adventure enthusiasts of all ages.
LOTR and GOT fans beware: the fantasy elements of SILK breathe new life into classic sci-fi/fantasy tropes. Just what you needed: another impossibly addictive show to keep you from your work!
Characters in SILK come alive with extraordinarily detailed period costumes and special effects make-up. The result is an ensemble of unparalleled bad-assery.
Set in a world where parasitic worms imbue supernatural abilities to their hosts, SILK's heroes and villains must learn to adapt and thrive or be hunted by others of their kind. In short: there will be blood.
SILK elegantly weaves together advanced intellectual concepts and social justice ideas in a way that brings important world issues to the fore using visual metaphors, subtext and language familiar to socially-responsible citizens.
The characters of SILK will make sudden appearances on the streets of Vancouver. Onlookers eager for selfies will have to register with Storyhive to vote before we'll give them the perfect facebook post. #hashtag!
With the tech savvy marketing minds at the web marketing company Junction Media on board, the SILK campaign will become a permanent fixture on the social media pages of people matching the demographic description of our audience profile.
The SILK team has already begun to engage influencers in the Vancouver indie film and television community. It's a close-knit network, and we plan to use our deep roots in the community to transform our social capital into likes, shares, and votes.
SILK won't be the first project our production team has made in collaboration with the notoriously web-connected LARP and Cosplay community. We're excited to be launching a contest to offer a lucky few to participate in an on-camera SILK fight scene.