City 7, The Future and Ghost Stories


About two and a half years ago I began writing a screenplay.  Over the the next 8 months it was turned into the 14 minute long Action/Horror movie: City 7.

It was a blast to make, and takes place in the world I began writing in several years ago when I still owned and ran Ravenhorde Studios.  As we went into filming we planned to continue the story line with other short films, and web series releases.  I had written the majority of the story that followed another HAVOC.  However during filming we kept getting asked the same questions by our cast and crew, and the idea behind “Ghost Stories: The Package” was born.

Over the last 3 months I have written a new story arc and screenplay based on the same world.  This time we have a personal story, no longer focused on a team, but a single highly trained man, and his trials and tribulations in the wasteland that America has become.  The focus now is to reveal more of the setting of City 7, exposing bits of the world and getting into the uncomfortable questions of “who, when and why”.

With a finalized script, we are officially moving into pre-production.  Gears shift and I become a Producer and organizer.  Responsible for raising money, designing props, costumes, and figuring out make-up direction.  Peter, our Director, and I are also looking at filming locations and contacting the community to raise awareness about our project.  We have taken a different path this time, and will be making a 12 and 14 episodes web series.  Be sure to follow our progress on our Facebook page, as well as visiting out Indiegogo Campaign to look over our awesome perks.

I also started a production blog via Tumblr, and will be updating Worldcrafter with the art/development side of the project.

-TheGrav

 

Savaged


A long time ago I thought up a known universe, much like our own, just a bit farther in the future.  Since then I have worked on pieces of it here and there.  A future where: Galactic Empires, Republics, Guilds, and Economic Super-powers share our Universe.  Inspired by one of my favorite science fiction writers Larry Niven, I lumped them all into one universe, and called it Savaged.

Savaged is a savage place, where space is dark, dangerous, yet filled with wonderful races, and deep histories.  I am always working on Savaged in one way or another in fact, as I will post sometime in the future, my portfolio website is built around the idea of Savaged.  But for now a few tastes.

This is a Quantelian Battle Flag, it hangs in the Delphi Square Museum and War Memorial.  The flag shows an iconic depiction of the Quantelian Home System.  The Quantelian Republic is made up of three races from three different moons that orbit that same gas giant.

I was inspired by Middle Eastern and communist icons and flags when I began to design this flag.

Here is the Toleric Technocracy’s flag, so far there is no back story to these guys, other than their entire political and religious structure is based around technology.  The Technocracy is also not a race of people but a organization much like a trade guild or mega-corporation.  Many races from many walks of life behind an organization large enough to claim sovereignty.

The Toleric Technocracy has its own privatized military force, and its warship are the most feared and sought after in the galaxy.

Design concepts came from my two passions, space and machinery.

Finished the Teloric Flag today(Quantelian Flag a few months ago), time was about 2 hours each for the flags.

Design was done,  in illustrator as a wire frame, then basic colour and tone was added in Photoshop, before I moved to Painter to mix and apply colour/texture, finally they were both finished again in Photoshop.

More to Come.

-TheGrav