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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

Gigi ‘travels’ to Nerdville, TN

Gigi Edgley, star of the forthcoming film Hashtag now on Kickstarter, talks about her upcoming projects and more on Nerdville, TN! Recorded at GMX 2014.

 

Download the podcast:
Mp3: http://nerdvilletn.libsyn.com/gigi-edgley
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nerdville-tn/id897649573

The Breaux Show On the Go! with Gigi Edgley

On the Go! Live from the floor of The Great Allentown Comic Con, The Breaux Show interviews Gigi Edgley about Hashtag. Check out the video!

 

Gigi Edgley on Geek in the City Radio!

Star of Hashtag Gigi Edgley in an incredible interview on Geek in the City Radio! Get the scoop on the film, our Kickstarter, and more!

http://geekinthecity.com/2014/11/13/issue-281-gigi-edgley-and-piracy/

Runic Films and Little Empire Productions Launch “Hashtag” Kickstarter

Gigi Edgley Stars in 'Hashtag'.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

LOS ANGELES, Calif.,  Runic Films and Little Empire Productions are delighted to announce the launch of the Kickstarter for Hashtag, their next project. Hashtag is a thought-provoking short science fiction drama that examines a future where social media dominates those who unknowingly push the limits of technology to achieve fame.

 

The Kickstarter can be viewed here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/runicfilms/hashtag-short-film

 

“We have a great team ready to make a great movie, and we are looking forward to having our Kickstarter Backers be a part of the journey,” says Ben Alpi, director and co-writer of Hashtag.

 

This is Alpi’s second Kickstarter venture. The first, Cowboy Creed, a short western film, was successfully funded through Kickstarter and went on to receive two award nominations.

 

Producing Hashtag is Jyotika Virmani along with Robert Alpi, who both helped produce Cowboy Creed. Joining them will be Gigi Edgley, Producer of Nobody Knows.

 

Gigi Edgley as Chiana in FarscapeEdgley, most widely known for her role as “Chiana” on the critically-acclaimed science fiction television series, Farscape, and more recently the host of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, will also be starring in Hashtag. She 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

 

Gigi Edgley says, “X is one of the most intriguing characters I’ve ever met and I can’t wait to introduce you all to her.”

 

The script for Hashtag was co-written by Ben Alpi and Kevin Rubio (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ben 10, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, TROOPS). The production includes other Cowboy Creed alumni: Director of Photography, David Berry (Judas Kiss, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II); Production Designer, Meg Savage (The Skeptic); Composer, Joe Terrana (Cuban Sandwich Crisis, The Gita); Film Editor, Jeff Handy; Line Producer, Erik Goodrich (Beyond Scared Straight, Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II); and Sound Editor, Ralph Miller (Star Trek: Renegades, Judas Kiss). Joining this team is visual effects supervisor, Deke Kincaid (The Chronicles of Riddick, The Water Horse, Pirates of the Caribbean series, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Deja Vu).

 

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge“I’m proud of the team we have assembled and we are ready to go into production. We are happy to be using Kickstarter, as it is one of the most respected community crowd-funding platforms and anyone can go to our page to become a backer,” says Jyotika Virmani.

 

There are many Kickstarter rewards, including autographed posters, copies of the film, exclusive signed photos, and opportunities to interview or meet the cast and crew. You can also be a part of the film and even have your name in the credits. The Kickstarter will run for 30 days, ending in early December.

 

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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Gigi Edgley Interviewed on We Be Geeks

Have you heard the We Be Geeks interview with Gigi Edgley? Catch it here! http://bit.ly/1xLZSDi They talk Hashtag, Jim Henson, unicycles, and more at ~30 minutes!

Runic Films Announces Gigi Edgley to Star in ‘Hashtag’

Gigi Edgley Stars in 'Hashtag'.

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.

 

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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