Ashley Clements and Brendan Bradley are the team behind SONA - a sci-fi series created by and starring Ashley Clements, filmed mostly on an escape pod set built in her own apartment.
Last month, the project successfully crowdfunded in less than 4 hours and ultimately raised 306% of it’s funding goal to expand the series storyline, cast and locations.
TIMELAPSE OF SPACESHIP SET BUILD: https://twitter.com/TheAshleyClem/status/963081607039995904
Ashley Clements (Creator/Actor): Ashley is best known for starring in the Emmy & Streamy Award winning digital series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which launched a record-setting kickstarter for the DVD box set. Ashley has appeared in a number of other kickstarter-backed series: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party, Muzzled the Musical, and most recently, The Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye. Other series credits include: Inside The Extras Studio, VGHS, BlackBoxTV, and TableTop. Her feature credits include Non-Transferable (which she also co-Produced), August Falls, Call of the Void, and All The Creatures Were Stirring. An accomplished theater actor, Ashley received her MFA in Acting from The Old Globe/University of San Diego and she’s won a bunch of acting awards and stuff. Follow her all over the internet @TheAshleyClem
Brendan Bradley (Director/Actor) As a multi award-winning digital creator, Brendan Bradley has played in over 100 digital shorts and sketches, earning over 40 million views. His television appearances include Elementary, NCIS, Timeless, Wizards of Waverly Place and commercials for Staples. His film work has been featured in festivals world wide, most notably The Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and Methodfest. For his recent feature film, Non-Transferable Brendan created a co-branding deal with the Turkish Ministry of Tourism to host an American film team across three continents. Travel sponsors were organically integrated into the film’s locations and story to offset prohibitive production costs and shoot the film’s many scenes in airports, hotels and exotic destinations. Find him on all the internet places under the handle @brendanAbradley
Topics we like to talk about:
Creating something from nothing
Microbudget narrative digital content
Running your own PR
Working with brands
// AMA // Thursday, March 8 // 11a-12p PT // 2p-3p ET