Meet Cyril! Hursley Park Book Fair, Winchester - 23rd & 24th June 2018
Neon Sky Books will be at Hursley Park Book Fair on Saturday & Sunday 23rd & 24th June 2018. Author EJ Jackson will be signing copies of 'The Methuseleah Paradox' & 'The Journey & Other Short Stories'.
We will aslo be displaying costumes & props from the 'Minding Mama' trailer - meet Cyril and see Mama's costume (designed by Amanda Fullwood).
We hope you will come and say 'Hello'!
Minding Mama - update!
It's been a while since I last updated the site, but the Minding Mama team has not been idle - far from it!
On 28th October 2017, the Kings International College Drama Studio in Camberley, Surrey saw the realization of months of hard work by Team Minding Mama - we finally shot the trailer for the second stage of our crowdfunding campaign! Thanks to all the lovely people who donated on our Patreon and GoFundMe pages, we were able to employ actor Kate Davies-Speak to play Mama, and TV/Theatre veteran David Learner as the voice of Cyril, our FarmBot. Horror and sci-fi fans may know Kate from her roles in 'Escape from Cannibal Farm' and the web series 'Horizon'. Her latest movie, 'The Barge People' is due for release this year. David Learner will be familiar to many of you as the physical form of Marvin, the Paranoid Android in several stage adaptations and the 1980 TV series of 'The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy'.
We've been quietly working away over the last few months, and our Stage One crowdfund page has just gone live on GoFundMe!
The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds to pay for our main crowdfund campaign trailer (which will fund the creation and production of the first issue of the 'Minding Mama' graphic novel series).
The concept art and three pages are now ready for the campaign, Matthew Thomason will be composing our theme, and we have just signed Kate Speak-Davies to play Mama! We'll have another announcement to make very soon and I can't wait to tell you who will be the voice of Cyril, our favourite FarmBot - that's him on the left.
We have until the middle of October to raise the funds, so please spread the word!
Team Minding Mama - Elaine, Dan, Amanda and Sue
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Thank you for your support!
- 13. May, 2017
It's getting closer!
We haven't been idle since December.... the first three pages of 'Minding Mama' are now illustrated and coloured, and I can't wait for you all to see them!
I've been busy sourcing some great rewards for the lovely people who will help fund our first issue. As you might expect from a graphic novel/comic book, they are mainly artistic in theme - canvas prints, posters, framed panels... if there's anything in particular you'd like to see, please use the contact form to tell us, and we'll look into it.
The next step towards creating our crowdfunding campaign is to create a short trailer, which will be displayed on the campaign page. We have two superb actors lined up for the roles of Mama (visual) and Cyril (audio) - all that's needed now is to find a suitable location for a day's filming and organise wardrobe.
And this is where you can get involved, for free! We're looking for a location in the UK that has at least one interior space which could be easily made to look post-apocalyptic in a deserted, run-down kind of way, without too much effort (for effort, read expense). We're not looking for anything that could pass for post-armed conflict (nuclear or otherwise), rather somewhere that has just been abandoned and is somewhat sand-blown (there's a good reason for that). Preferably not too open to the elements, either, because rain doesn't feature our scenario at all. I know...
So if you know of somewhere near you that might fit the bill, please drop us a line via our contact form, or leave a note in the guest book. If we end up using your suggestion, we'll arrange an extra-special 'thank you' just for you!
Thanks for reading!
- 12. Dec, 2016
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