Cops and Monsters – Web Series Updates

IMG_2004(rehearsal from episode 3’s “In Crimson” by Ian Smith and Fraser Coull)

As of today episode 3, “In Crimson”, is picture-locked with our sound designer and composer Robert Newth working on the score for the new episode. Our visual effects artist Gareth Knight has one more scene to do (the illusive scene 7!) and then his work will be done. All going well we can release the episode on May 13th 8pm GMT. Our crowdfunding backers will hopefully get a link before the episode goes live to the public. Keep an eye on your inbox!

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 10.39.52(screenwriter James T Harding)

Episode 4, “Revolution in a Teacup” is currently being written by James T Harding and we will be aiming to shoot it over 2 days in July. Our crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to produce episode will be launched on the 16th of May. We will have lots of cool and unique perks in return for your support. Again all donations go to paying our crew, the cast, special effects makeup, visual effects, costumes, catering, locations, equipment and post-production. It’s vitally important that we pay everybody for their work and talent. As an independent web-series we have been told by Creative Scotland that they will not fund the web series medium so for now crowdfunding is the source for our funding.

Doctor Who star Sophie Aldred, Braveheart star Mhairi Calvey, Wolfblood star Rachel Teate and River City star Simon Weir will all guest star in episode 4 alongside Innes Anderson, Kenny Boyle, Ellen Patterson and Billy Kirkwood. We are also currently casting for the role of Angus Brannigan, a werewolf supremacist who tangles with rogue PITS member Maya Hedges. We hope to announce the casting in the new few weeks.

laura-portrait1ssm(BAFTA award winning writer Laura Anderson)

Laura Anderson will then be writing episode 5 (Title TBC) which we HOPE to film later this year, again depending on the funding we receive. Show creator Fraser Coull will be penning the final episode of “Volume 1”, bringing to an end this particular PITS story.

Roland Moore and Hannah George are also contributing two spin-off minisodes to compliment the series which we hope to produce later this year or early next year.

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We hope to be attending MCM Scotland this September as part of VidFest for the 3rd year running, where we will be holding a Q & A panel and screening a sizzle reel to introduce the show to new fans and we’ll be at our own stall all weekend with various members of cast and crew selling merchandise to help us make new episodes.

And that’s all of our updates for now!

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