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“Hashtag” Filming Begins, Simone Alex Joins Cast

“Hashtag” Filming Begins, Simone Alex Joins Cast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Filming has begun! At an undisclosed location deep in the heart of Hollywood, Runic Films and Little Empire Production’s Hashtag science fiction short film has started filming. The film is being directed and was co-written by Ben Alpi, produced by Jyotika Virmani, and stars Gigi Edgley.

 

“Many thanks to the amazing team there who are working with us to make this happen. Hashtag is beginning to take shape!” says Jyotika Virmani, the producer of Hashtag.

 

Simone AlexThe cast and crew comprise of over 35 individuals including stars Gigi Edgley and Erryn Arkin as well as a new addition. Joining the cast of Hashtag is the lovely and talented Simone Alex. Find out more about Simone on her website, http://www.simonealex.com.

 

“Everything is going very well so far. Everyone is prepped and ready. I’m really excited to finally see all the pieces coming together,” added Ben Alpi, director.

 

All hands on deck! Joining Ben on set will be production designer Meg Savage, cinematographer David Berry, visual effects supervisor Deke Kincaid, art director Steve Karman, editor Jeff Handy, composer Joe Terrana, and line producer Erik “Gooch” Goodrich.

 

Jyotika said, “We’ll also have three of our ‘Invite Level’ Kickstarter Backers join us on Saturday to check out movie-making in action!”

 

Hashtag was successfully funded on Kickstarter.com in December 2014 and begins principle photography later this month. The film is a though-provoking science fiction short starring Gigi Edgley from co-writer/director Ben Alpi, producer Jyotika Virmani and co-writer Kevin Rubio. Hashtag is a co-production of Runic Films and Little Empire Productions.

 

For more information visit:
https://runicfilms.com/
http://www.gigiedgley.com

 

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.

 

Contact:
Robert Alpi
Runic Films
email
Ph: 810-771-8065

 

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Actor Erryn Arkin Joins ‘Hashtag’

Actor Erryn Arkin Joins ‘Hashtag’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Erryn ArkinLOS ANGELES, Calif., Runic Films and Little Empire Productions are thrilled to announce that actor Erryn Arkin will join Gigi Edgley on the cast of Hashtag. A short science fiction drama, Hashtag explores the future of humanity and celebrity in a world dominated by social media and technology.

 

“We’re really excited to have Erryn join the cast. He’s a superior guy and a very nuanced actor,” says Ben Alpi, director and co-writer of the short science fiction film going into production soon. “I can’t wait to work with Erryn, he has a unique job ahead and it will be great to see him bring his character to life.”

 

Erryn has appeared in a number of television series, including Home and Away (in Australia) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (in the US). Erryn got bit by the acting bug performing Shakespeare in local stage plays. He went on to graduate from the University of New South Wales and continued his training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Also catch Erryn in the upcoming ABC Sci-Fi drama series Stitchers (2015).

 

Erryn adds, “When I first heard about the concept behind Hashtag, it sounded like something I’d really like to dig into. It’s a great opportunity to work with Ben, Gigi and the rest of this awesome team. I’m glad to be a part of bringing this incredibly layered script to life.”

 

Hashtag was successfully funded on Kickstarter.com in December 2014 and begins principle photography later this month. The film is a though-provoking science fiction short starring Gigi Edgley from co-writer/director Ben Alpi, producer Jyotika Virmani and co-writer Kevin Rubio. Hashtag a co-production of Runic Films and Little Empire Productions.

 

For more information visit:
https://runicfilms.com/
http://www.errynarkin.com
http://www.gigiedgley.com

 

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.

 

Contact:
Robert Alpi
Runic Films
email
Ph: 810-771-8065

 

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Thank you Backers! Hashtag is a GO!

Thank you Backers! Hashtag is a GO!

Dear Backers and supporters,

 

On behalf of the entire Hashtag cast and crew, we would like to thank you for all the love and support you’ve sent our way over the past 30+ days. To help express our gratitude, here are a pair of thank you messages– one from myself and Jyotika and one from Gigi (who is on top of the world– literally!). You guys are the greatest!

 

Sincerely,
Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani
director/co-writer & producer

 


 

 

Thank you Backers!

 

Starburst Magazine Interview: Gigi Edgley, Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani

Starburst Magazine Interview: Gigi Edgley, Ben Alpi & Jyotika Virmani

The iconic Starburst Magazine interviews star Gigi Edgley, Director/Co-Writer Ben Alpi, and Producer Jyotika Virmani about  “Hashtag”, our Kickstarter. (now in its final days!)

 

Read the interview here:
http://www.starburstmagazine.com/features/interviews/10427-gigi-edgley-hashtag

Warped Space SciFi Club Sends Up ‘Hashtag’ Kickstarter

Warped Space SciFi Club Sends Up ‘Hashtag’ Kickstarter

The Warped Space SciFi Club writes (very nicely!) about our Hashtag KickstarterHashtag will star Gigi Edgley and will be Directed by Co-Writer Ben Alpi and Produced by Jyotika Virmani.

Check it out here!
http://www.warpedspacescifi.com/#!Hashtag-SciFi-Kickstarter/c1twa/E5E9E283-CE8A-49AB-A28E-04A64DF1846D

Gigi Edgley Reddit AMA!

Gigi Edgley Reddit AMA!

Going on now! Ask Gigi anything! Reddit AMA: RIGHT HERE

Science fiction, Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Hashtag Kickstarter– what will you ask?

Ben Alpi. Gigi Edgley. Scriptmag Interview Go!

Script Magazine’s Christopher Schiller interviews Hashtag director/co-writer Ben Alpi and star Gigi Edgley about Kickstarter fundraising and producing a science fiction short film. A great read! (If we say so ourselves )

http://www.scriptmag.com/features/legally-speaking-depends-hashtag-short-film-case-study

Geek Girl Authority Rallies for Hashtag Kickstarter

Geek Girl Authority Rallies for Hashtag Kickstarter

The Geek Girl Authority says “Support Farscape Actor Gigi Edgley’s Kickstarter Campaign for  “Hashtag”.  I think we should listen to them, they are the authority!

 

http://www.geekgirlauthority.com/farscape-gigi-edgleys-kickstarter-hashtag/

 

An Elegant Weapon Interviews Gigi Edgley

An Elegant Weapon Interviews Gigi Edgley

An Elegant Weapon speaks to Gigi Edgley, star of the film Hashtag now seeking funding on Kickstarter, live on the floor of the The Great Allentown Comic Con

https://anelegantweapon.podbean.com/e/episode-cxxviitgacc-chats-from-the-floor/

Why I Love Comics with Gigi Edgley

Eric is joined by actress, host and all around awesome person Gigi Edgley! The two discuss what creative people do to unwind, working on a Kickstarter, hosting a reality show and working with the Henson company, Farscape, science fiction in general and even the convention scene all to help promote her awesome  Kickstarter HASHTAG!

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/podcasts/129744-why-i-love-comics-190-with-gigi-edgley.html