Announcement #2 at Visioncon last night: I got to meet David Faught, the illustrator of the newly announced comic book version of the show!
Drifter: Off the Beaten Path will be an online comic that bridges the gap between Drifter: Broken Road & Lonesome Highway. Written by series creator, Jason Brasier, illustrated by the amazingly talented, David Faught, and Edited By: Brittney Greer & Michael Brasier.
To re-cap…watch season 1 Drifter: Broken Road at http://www.drifterseries.com/ now…and if you head to the Wizard World convention in St. Louis April 4th-6th, then you can catch the premiere there of the first 3 episodes of the upcoming Drifter: Lonesome Highway. Not sure, but they might even have t-shirts, posters, the soundtrack, etc. available there….maybe?
Season two, Drifter: Lonesome Highway, is set to premiere the first three episodes, at the Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, Missouri. If you want to see it in person, get tickets EARLY because the guest lineup for the convention currently includes: Star Trek’s William Shatner with Leonard Nimoy; Summer Glau from Firefly and the CW’s Arrow ; Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Eliza Dushku; The Evil Dead’s Bruce Campbell; Nathan Fillion from Firefly and ABC’s Castle; WWF’s Chris Jericho; Might Morphin Power Rangers’ Jason David Frank; Comic Book Artist Neal Adams; Firefly and Suburgatory’s Alan Tudyk. http://www.wizardworld.com/stlouis.html
1. I FINALLY got to meet David A. Frizell – the talented artist who did our season 1 poster for Drifter: Broken Road! So talented, and such a delightful person. To check out more of his work (it’s awesome!), go to http://www.dafrizell.com/
Drifter: Broken Road Official Poster
2. I went to get a pic with actor Ernie Hudson who has something like a million credits since he’s so fantastic, and as you can in this pic, one of them was playing the role of Winston Zeddmore in the iconic Ghostbusters film. Anyway, I was giving his wife my cell phone and didn’t realize Jason Brasier and Brittney Greer had given him the new DrifterSeries.com webseries shirt which he was wanting to hold up for our photo! He totally didn’t have to do that- he’s just the coolest!
Then… we went to speak on the Drifter: Lonesome Highway panel, which was scheduled right before Ernie Hudson’s panel.
We recounted the trials and tribulations of filming season 1, and the onset experiences and what people can expect in season 2. Since it came up in conversation, the other series I’m also in, Bail Out, even got a shoutout.
Then…the two major announcements were made. See the upcoming 2 posts to find out the news!
Indie Intertube will premiere the trailer for part 2 in the award-winning Drifter Series trilogy – “DRIFTER: LONESOME HIGHWAY”. You thought Drifter had it rough in season 1? That was a walk in the park compared to season 2…
I get to lay the smack down with Melodee Lenz and Michelle LeBoeuf in ep. 3 of the SAG-AFTRA webseries Bail Out. Leading off this episode is the star of the show Dennis O’Neill with the chief, Marshall Teague and Roni Hummel (who says my favorite line in this episode!) Edited by the talented Beverly Young. It’s a dramedy, and yes, it’s a family friendly show!
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Here it is, the 1st character poster for Drifter: Lonesome Highway (premiering 2014, part II in the Drifter Series). After seeing her husband and daughter brutally murdered in front of her during a futuristic second U.S. civil war, Drifter hurls down a warpath of vengeance to hunt down her former superior officer and megalomaniac, Agent Sands. In part II of Drifter’s trekk, she encounters a twisted and deadly backwoods bandita brandishing two whips known by area survivors as Mustang Sally. It’s an all out fight to the finish in this brutal, no-holds-barred, action-packed follow-up to the award-winning Drifter: Broken Road webseries. Who will live? Who will die? Find out in 2014!
We are now in the final days of principal photography on Drifter: Lonesome Highway! It’s been a heavy workload, and as I am learning, the hardest part about the entire process is not in the acting so much as it is dealing with all of the other parts of it. For instance, filming in the cold rain in a thin shirt and trying to keep your teeth from chattering so you look like you’re out in 70 degree weather…hitting your mark while walking on 4 inch wide wooden boards which I’m cool with since that would be about the size of a balance beam, but add in the fact that they’re stacked, not secured to anything, on top of tarped gravel, I’m wearing clunky boots with the added weight of some guns…it makes it a little more challenging. Did I mention the fact that I shouldn’t let all of that make noise, too when I hit my mark on the end of the board which cause the opposite end to either raise or slap the ground depending on whether I even shift my weight slightly?
See…it’s all that external stuff that you spend more of your energies and focus on, and then they say “act”. When you’re having to deal with situations at home, or you get sick, people around you may be supportive but in essence when you’re there, all they want is to see you execute your role. At the end of the day, all that matters is what comes across on the frame, because acting is work. It’s often cool and there is a lot of fun aspects of it, but when all is said and done, it’s still a job. I’m lucky that on this production, everyone gets that and I see them giving their all. It’s very exciting.