It is readily discernible from the description alone that Seed promises a lot and it is evident from reading the script for the first two episodes that it delivers:
SEED is a brand new science fiction series unlike anything you have ever seen before. It has the mystery and intrigue of Lost combined with the political commentary and sci-fi appeal of shows like Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, mixed with the paranormal/alien themes explored in The X-Files.
This series will have all of that and much, much more!
In 72 amazing episodes, SEED will tell the epic story of a war that has raged since the dawn of time. Forces of good and evil are fighting for the souls of men and the final battle is fast approaching. A potent, and very dangerous plan was set in motion thousands of years ago. Something terrifying and very real has been actively weaving its way into the very DNA of mankind ever since.
It is now here among us, just waiting for the signal... to activate. SEED “The keys to the future lie buried in the past.” [ellipses in original]
One point of interest with regards to this planned series is the tangled web which is the “industry.” That is, how do you take a concept, an idea such as Seed, and end up will an adequately funded project which makes it to the TV screen?
You see, one can sell, or sell out, ones idea to the industry giant and that is how you end up with so very many TV shows in which you get interested and which are then pulled, dropped, due to what have you: internal corporate conflicts, funding issues, lack of viewership, etc. The problem is that when you sell your project you sell the rights to the project and so if the project is canceled you essentially lose the ability to resurrect it, as it were, to do it all again on another network.
This writer is not an insider and so this was just a basic outsider’s understanding of some of the issues involved in getting project from paper (or, computer) to screen.
Rob Skiba has certainly weaved a tale for the ages which ranges from the ancient past to the present and on into the future:
The Rosetta Stone for Understanding Everything
From the Pyramids of Giza to the Nasca Lines in Peru, you will find an abundance of evidence revealing the fact that in the distant past, this planet has been visited by highly advanced beings from other worlds….Megalithic monuments and structures that defy modern attempts to understand or duplicate are all that remain of these ancient cultures. And within their relics we find prophecies revealing that these gods of antiquity will return!
But who were they? As it was, so it will be again.
Today, we are seeing a lot of books, movies and television shows coming out that depict stories and god-like characters from mythology. But how and where did it all begin? The answer to those questions is the Rosetta Stone for understanding everything – past, present and future.
What Rob Skiba brings to the table is years’ worth of research and he has combined his points of interest into an intriguing story that will include, “ancient facts, universal and religious themes, symbols, secret societies, conspiracies, legends and myths.”
In order to help get this amazingly engaging project to the screen you can do various things:
Spread the word about it via your various social networks.
Post about it, including the attached video trailer, to your website, blog, video channel, etc.—you can get various banners at this link.
And if you have friends in the industry, see what you can do—capiche?!
We estimate each episode of SEED will cost $1 million to produce (here in Dallas). Shows like V, The Event and Fringe have a $2 million to $3 million budget. But those are Hollywood numbers.
We have determined that based on our industry relationships here in Dallas, we feel confident that we can produce the series with a perceived $3 million “production value” but at a third that cost.
But there is more to Seed than attempting to make it to a TV screen:
…we have adopted an Internet based, self-distribution model for SEED. By self-distributing, we can maintain total control over our content, which means no one can censor us, manipulate our “message” or cancel us prematurely….we intend to produce all 72 of those episodes, airing them on our SEED web site(s). The trick to self-distribution online is therefore contingent on the marketing campaign.
Our goal is to raise $4 million in initial working capital to “seed” SEED. This will fund the first three episodes (to be shot all at once) and will provide for the necessary advertising and marketing campaign to launch the series on-line…
On the web site, we will provide three free episodes of viewing on-line at all times. Once a fourth episode posts to the site, the first episode will drop into a “download bin” where it will cost users $1.11 to view.
This pattern will continue as more episodes are added, thus the pay-per-view episodes will provide an additional source of revenue for the series as we move forward…
Also, in keeping with Rob Skiba multimedia campaigning for the show or, actually, for the storyline in general he is also working with VoxHouse Studio of Sweden to produce Seed as a graphic novel.
Jack Desroches, President of Strawberry Productions has noted:
Rob is among the most creative individuals that I have ever worked with. He is always striving to be the best in his field. Rob dreams big and then follows those dreams with unbridled passion. His goal is excellence and his imagination seems infinite. Any project that Rob is part of will be an award winner because of his skill, passion and heart. I am glad to highly recommend Rob Skiba.
Find more info and watch more videos at Seed the Series’ homepage.