FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Runic Films is delighted to announce that internationally acclaimed actress, Gigi Edgley, will star in their next project, “Hashtag,” a thought-provoking science fiction drama that examines a future where social media dominates those who unknowingly push the limits of technology to achieve fame.
Ben Alpi, the director and co-writer of “Hashtag,” says “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be bringing this film to light. It is perfect timing for this subject and having the versatile Gigi Edgley to open the doorway to the future will be amazing.”
This sexy, sleek, sci-fi thriller will captivate audiences around the globe. The talented and beautiful Edgley, of Little Empire Productions, already has millions of online followers and fans around the world. She is most widely known for her role as Chiana on the critically acclaimed sci-fi television series, “Farscape” and had a leading role in the Australian series, “Rescue Special Ops.” In the U.S., Edgley recently hosted “Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge,” an American reality television game show on the Syfy cable network. She also had appeared in the USA network TV miniseries, “The Starter Wife.”
In “Hashtag,” Edgley will play “X”, the ultimate social media maven, a charismatic woman attracting the attention of tens of millions of online followers. “X” has everything she’s ever thought she wanted. She’s #famous and she’s #watched, but is her life #real?
“I completely want to devour this script. I adore X. She is a complex, diverse and troubled soul. I am extremely excited to fall into her restless being. It is so refreshing to be wholeheartedly infatuated with this story,” says Gigi Edgley.
Ben Alpi was inspired by a TED talk to write a story that centered on our cultural obsession with speed and technology. The script for “Hashtag,” co-written by Ben Alpi (Cowboy Creed, Silver Lining) and Kevin Rubio (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ben 10: Omniverse, Green Lantern: The Animated Series), is an insightful and imaginative tale that examines the consequences of the rapid rise of social media in our everyday lives. This story offers a unique twist of what could happen when those obsessed with virtual information and celebrity are unable to disconnect.
“Hashtag” will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign due to be launched next week, and filming will take place in December 2014/January 2015 in Los Angeles.
ABOUT RUNIC FILMS
Runic Films is a Los Angeles-based film production and entertainment company developing original properties for film and television. Runic was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to upholding the traditions of mythic storytelling. Runic Films harnesses cutting-edge technology and visual effects to create amazing worlds for dramatic tales grounded in humanity.
ABOUT LITTLE EMPIRE PRODUCTIONS
Gigi and Jake Edgley are the co-founders of Little Empire Productions. They have been certain every step of the way to create music, comic books and films that enlighten, intrigue and rock your world. They are internationally based as Jake is currently located in Australia and Gigi resides in Los Angeles. Little Empire Productions mission is to devise creations straight from the heart and soul.