Just because you don't remember it, doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Quarters, Sociables, People Watching. We all have our favourite bar games and Melanie and Cole are no different. Starting the night out with the strongest spirit they can find, they drink their way through the lives of the people around them with no consequences... or so they think.
From the team that brought you such Storyhive funded projects as The Good Survivor and Nerdvana the Series, comes People Watching, this time with Ashley at the helm. We have the skills to tell epic stories, so come have a drink with us.
Melanie is the kind of girl who would rather make up stories about people than actually get to know them... That's where People Watching comes in. Losing herself in the fantasy of other peoples lives was always a favourite lone past time, until Cole came along and showed her how fun the game could be with a player number two. But tonight, the partners in imagined crime face some real consequences.
Cole is Melanie's fun loving boyfriend and is always up for a round (or three) of their favourite game, People Watching, which is coincidentally how they met. The first game of People Watching they played together changed their lives for the better, can the same be said about tonight's round?
Morty, the man behind the bar, has been keeping his eye on a particular couple. They come in every few weeks, sit at the same high top table, and weave a tapestry of lies about those around them. At first, their game seemed perfectly harmless, just keeping themselves entertained, but over time, it twisted into a sinister, judgmental ritual. Tonight, Morty will make them realize that the people around them aren't just actors in their own imaginary play.
Director Ashley Laurenson manages Nerdvana Collectibles, Comics & Hobby. Locally owned and operated, Nerdvana has become a hang out for pop culture and indie movie enthusiasts. Many of her inspirations come directly from her real life work environment as well as conversations with friends and customers.
Whether it's The Centre of Hope, The United Way, HIV North, The Salvation Army or just promoting random acts of kindness; our team is deeply committed to positive change in our community and has volunteered countless hours and our skills to helping local charities.
Members of this team created the Fort McMurray Filmmakers Association (YMMFMA). A Non-Profit Organization that helps stimulate the local film and arts scene by conducting events and educational workshops for filmmakers of all levels. A highlight of the year for the YMMFMA is the Fort McMurray International Film Festival, which puts local and global films on the big screen. Using the resources of this group, we will expand our talent pool as well as open the possibilities of new members to get involved in film projects.
In addition to generating a new audience for this fresh project, this team has maintained the online presence for both previous STORYHIVE funded projects: The Good Survivor and Nerdvana the Series. We will share the progress of People Watching, utilizing the online presence of these widely viewed projects. At the inception of People Watching, The Good Survivor reaches nearly 1,000 people and Nerdvana the Series reaches almost 3,000 on Facebook alone.
During voting week, People Watching Director Ashley will share daily drink recipe videos, giving viewers a chance to get acquainted with the menu at Melanie and Cole's beloved watering hole. as well as get some inside info on the project. We will also live-stream script writing and storyboarding sessions so that our fans can get intimate and interactive with People Watching. Come have a drink with us!
Through our pop culture convention appearances (Calgary Expo, Edmonton Expo, San Diego Comic Con), weekly internet radio shows and numerous social media presence, we will generate further audience awareness for our project by appealing to the specific individuals we believe will connect and spread the word about 'People Watching'. We also plan to partner with local groups and charities to hold audience awareness events, such as local trivia nights, where we can promote our project to individuals who otherwise would not be aware of it.