Yesterday I talked a bit about where we have been, so today’s entry is about where we are going.
Expect to see the conclusion of Stormy Tempest Season 4 (guest-starring Astra and Astron) early in the year, and yet another chapter of Ghost of Garganta hopefully in the spring. We can do quick projects like the Angel Avengers at anytime, so more AA throughout the year also seems likely.
What else will 2013 bring? Honestly, we still have no clue! We’re still working out the details, but here’s what I DO know…
We have big things planned for January!
It’s looking like we will have access to Nicola Rae on multiple occassions this January, which should allow us to do multiple films depending upon what we can afford. Our intention is to film as many episodes as possible with her while we can, and then release them sequentially throughout the rest of 2013. This will require a significant investment all at once, since we will basically be producing multiple films at one time requiring many new costumes, props, bad guys and set pieces. To facilitate this we’ll need some help, so there will be multiple fundraisers (three, I think) available over the course of the next few months. The fundraising goodies that you can acquire at the end of THIS year will make the 2013 January batch of CultRetro films possible.
And what might those films entail?
Here are some of the options on the table. Some will depending upon what we are able to afford and how often we are able to film and who (besides Nicola Rae) we are able to film with.
The Death of Stormy Tempest:
This is the big one. Stormy Tempest: Season 5! If we do nothing else with Nicola Rae in January, we will do this. This is a pivotal series of episodes and it will have a significant impact on the future of several of our characters, especially Stormy herself. Look for the return of Clayton the Sleeper, Velocity Blaze and a new alien character to round out the cast in what we hope will be the most dramatic and intense chapter of the Stormy Tempest saga to date.
Stormy Tempest: Quests:
In the aftermath of the Season 5 storyline, Stormy will embark upon a series of quests throughout time and space as she searches for rare items. Basically these “quests” will be 1 or 2 chapters long and we will film as many as we can afford and time permits. Stormy will utilize specialized suits to aid her in each quest. We are preparing an episode that will see Stormy utilize a stealth suit to aid her in combat against a large group of foes. We are also preparing an episode that will feature an aquatic Stormy suit; the working title for this quest is ”Bride of the Moss Monster”. Yet another would feature a hostile environment suit and an alien menace. We will produce as many of these quests as time and resources will allow.
Blue Bulleteer: Bizarre Thrills:
We may be able to fly Maria Paris down to Florida in January for another outing as the Blue Bulleteer. In fact Maria recently purchased a blue swimsuit for the occassion! The script calls for the return of Mike Acord as The Cloak, a mysterious new monster, lots of bondage and blackjacking, and the villainess Dr. Zorn. If the schedule lines up (and that’s a BIG IF) we may be able to use Nicola Rae as Dr. Zorn.
I can’t promise that all of this will happen as we haven’t actually filmed it yet, but this is where we are heading. If we can somehow pull all of this off in one month we’ll be broke and exhausted… but it’ll make 2013 one Hell of a year!