Blank Verse is a an exciting new web series about William Shakespeare and the great writers of his time re-imagined as modern day university students. The series has a first season under its’ belt that can be seen on YouTube and the producers are now turning to KickStarter to create Season 2.
This project has involved an army of talented alumni and students in front of and behind the camera. The creative team includes: MFA Theatre Studies alumna Amanda Konkin (Writer and Director), BFA Theatre Production and Design alumnae Geneviève Bolduc (1st AD), Jen Waterhouse (Costume Assistant), Laura McLean (Transmedia Producer) and Jayda Novak (Continuity Supervisor) with MFA Film Production alumna Charlie Allison (Cinematographer), BA English & Theatre alumna Carolyn Rapanos (Production Designer), BFA Acting alumnus Xander Williams (Addition Sound), Film Production student Asher Isbrucker (Motion Graphics), BFA Design student Laura Fukumoto (Costume Designer), BA Theatre alumna Ashley Noyes(Locations Manager) and UBC staff member Adrianna Eyking (Make-Up).
The acting ensemble for Season 1 includes BFA Acting Alumni Xander Williams in the title role of William Shakespere along with Emma Middleton, Claire Hesselgrave, Andrew Lynch, Matt Reznek, Georgia Beaty and Pippa Johnstone as well as BA Theatre alumna Deb Pickman with Theatre & English Professor Emeritus Errol Durbach. Many other students and alumni were background actors in the series premiere.
Find out more here: kickstarter.com/projects/370135311/blankverse-season-2