Michael Tresca (MT) What is this Kickstarter all about?
Ian Hinden (IH): This Kickstarter is to receive funds to produce a professional and high quality pilot episode of the fantasy drama Orphan. Orphan is designed from the ground up for the way that people can interact with their entertainment. We want to build this as a proof of concept to get picked up by an on-demand service such as Netflix or Hulu Plus for a full run.
Orphan tells the story of Jason Diego. After his father's untimely death, Jason inherits a document he is told is an account of Genesis written by Eve. To solve the riddle of the document, he must travel to a land claimed by no country but ruled by a villain controlling a masked Anonymous army.
Orphan is half show and half game. Each episode is a puzzle. When the online audience works together to solve the puzzle, they can unlock more content.
MT: What is the goal of your company?
IH: The goal of our company is to create transmedia content, including videos, pictures, fashion, and music which strengthen each other and allow the audience to feel more involved and affected by our art. We want to build stories that can surround your life.