Hi everyone. I have one thing to say: I love when a good web series comes from nowhere. I have been contacted by Lewis McGregor who described his project Grim: A Tale of Death – The Web Series. Straight away I had to jump on the links provided… and I can bet you that you will do the same, you will find them at the end of the post.
First of all, I will let you have a look at the video from the indiegogo campaign. It will show you straight away that those guys know what they are doing… and what they want.
Interesting isn’t it?
So, in a few words:
Grim is a tale of love, life and death placed within the contextual world of the Grim Reapers. The Grim Reaper (Angel of Death) is widely known across many cultures and religions as the personification of death and guides the souls of those who have recently died to the afterlife… or the underworld.
Our story focuses on what happens in-between these guided trips. The stories these beings encounter in the in-between realm. We follow the tale of a number of Reapers; Colossal, Andras, Gusion, Bathin, Shax, Nina and Valac, who’s tale becomes entangled with everyone else’s.
Valac is a Grim Reaper who was once human (over 600 years ago) and was promised that he would regain his mortality once his contract with the council of death was fulfilled. The year is 2011 and Valac’s contract is completed but regaining his mortality is not as straight forward as was promised; layered with deceit and coated with betrayal Valac, with the help of his friends, has to find a way to escape the in-between and return to humanity, with the recent return of Colossal, a great warlord of the Reaper realm who was banished many centuries ago because of Valac’s testimonials against him. Time is running out and the odds are stacked against Valac
And in Lewis McGregor’s words:
Myself and a few others have been working a on fantasy/thriller/drama series entitled Grim: A Tale of Death for the past two years. We’ve already picked up a festival appearance for The Marseille Webfest (the only web series in Europe) without having started production properly. In a very small nutshell it follows a group of Grim Reapers. The Grim Reaper, Angel of Death, Father Time, Shinigami are widely known across many cultures and religions as the personification of death and guides the souls of those who have recently died to the afterlife… or the underworld. Our story focuses on what happens in-between these guided trips. The stories these beings encounter in the in-between realm. We want to tell a unique and original story, not compiled full of fast edits, CGI and blaring gun fights, just a comprehensive and fulfilling story.
The works of George R. R. Martin & J R. R. Tolkien are of the my greatest influences and have inspired him to create a fully functional fictional world, quite like the stated authors have done, the world is filled with a deep history, a political system, law & orders, races and beliefs, demons and forgotten creatures of the night, such as the lingering Snarls and tainted Ajolias. The whole reaper realm is filled with these forgotten creatures, there’s murder, there’s betrayal, there’s torture and most profoundly there’s insanity. Throughout our normal lives each day we are faced with troubles and emotions that detach us from the world around us. Imagine that you’ve been around since the dawn of time, all the wars, the innocence lives taken, the families torn apart, the little children butchered. As the reapers have to harvest the soul they are usually present for the death. Even the immortals can only take so much and now there are signs that they are cracking, the reapers are the beings who dwindle within the darkness but now they fear they are not alone. Death becomes afraid of death.
We’ve involved as much as the community here in Wales as much as we can (auditioning school kids, bringing on those who want to help with no experience) but now to spread the word, we need the help of the online communities to help make Grim. We’ve launched a crowdfunding scheme, if you check our pitch video you can see how passionate we are and how high we strive to deliver a professional end piece. We’ve currently raised $3947 so far – http://www.indiegogo.com/
I find the idea terrific and the video pledge shows that those guys have their own style and convictions. So if you want to find out more, follow the usual links underneath. Thank you.