Hello everyone, looking for some help with my first press release for a teaser trailer for a web series I am working on. The teaser is coming out on Wednesday so I am trying to send it off in advance. Could people give me feedback on it? I think it’s missing some information but the head creator asked me to take some info about the show out but I want to see if people think there is enough in it.
First Teaser Trailer for The Sojourn
For release 11 pm BST August 31st
The Sojourn, an upcoming original sci-fi motion comic web series releases its first teaser trailer. The series follows the crew of the Guinevere as they lead an expedition into uncharted space in search of resources for a starving human race. The show’s pilot episode will be released on YouTube by the end of the year.
What is The Sojourn?
The Sojourn is an original sci-fi drama written and created by Daniel Orrett, the host and creator of the popular YouTube channel Spacedock. The 20-minute pilot episode, which has been funded by Spacedock is currently in production and will be out by the end of the year. The release will be accompanied by a Kickstarter to fund a 10-episode run of the show.
The Sojourn follows the crew of The Guinevere, an independently owned warship, captained by Cassandra ‘Cass’ Farren (Larissa Thompson). Captain Farren is joined by Tamara ‘Meds’ Melari (Laura Faye Smith) the ship’s doctor, and Mathias Croft (Ben Prendergast) the ship’s mechanic. The crew must help a war-torn humanity unify in the face of destruction, as people from both sides of the war come together to build a powerful gate device, that will launch them across the intergalactic void in search of salvation. The show focuses on the struggles of this crew and their accompanying fleet as they face adversity and cross new horizons.
Who is Spacedock?
Daniel Orrett, the head writer and creator of the project runs the successful YouTube Channel Spacedock, a 132k subscriber channel that has covered the full spectrum of science fiction for almost three years. Recently the channel has released an officially licenced series called Force Recon in partnership with the authors and showrunners of The Expanse, where Daniel has been able to help shape the canon of the spacecraft shown in the show. The channel is also home to videos exploring and revealing some of the world of the Sojourn. Including a video showing off the initial design of The Guinevere the ship fully revealed in the teaser trailer.
Crew and Cast
The cast for the show has been announced over social media, the lead Cassandra Farren is being played by Larissa Thompson who is the voice of fellow YouTube channel The Templin Institute, she also produced and narrated Centropic Oracle Audiobook Channel, and performed in the web series S.H.A.M. Therapy.
Mathias Croft is being played by Ben Prendergast an Australian tv, film and voice actor. He is best known for his work in Predestination , Frontier , Offspring and Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries , and for his appearances in theatre for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, and Red Stitch Actors Theatre, where he is an ensemble member.
Tamara Melari is played by Laura Faye Smith who has voiced Princess Rosalina for the Super Mario Brothers franchise, Kana (male) for the English cast of Fire Emblem Fates. She has also appeared in Grimm and Leverage.
Director Elizabeth Ancelet is being played by Emily Serdahl, a theatre actor based in San Francisco performing in plays such as The Tempest in the role of Ariel and Nina in the Seagull.
Stephan Trafford has also been announced in a yet to be announced role.
The art for the show’s pilot is being created by Leon Wood Ir Vin, edited by Spacedock co-host and editor Alasdair Mccabe, directed and sound mixed by Hayden Emmett-Bird and produced by Kallum Keefe Weyman with assistance from concept artist and Scientific Advisor Gabriel Fonseca.
The Teaser Trailer:
The Sojourn Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSojournHQ
Spacedock Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfjaAUlTZRHJapJmCT6eyIg
Spacedock Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpacedockHQ
Leon Wood’s art station: https://www.artstation.com/leonwoon
Any feedback or places to send it would be appreciated thanks.