My upcoming web series “Persephone” has gone into production on the pilot episode! We filmed a couple of weeks ago in an old, stone tower next to a waterfall and active brook. It was cold that morning, with a purple hued frost surrounding the tower – rather perfect for the Underworld.
The pilot episode begins with Persephone’s release from the Underworld. The story of her abduction and how she came to be the literal figure of seasons (Winter, while she’s in the Underworld, and Summer when she’s above) is very well known. I thought it would be interesting to see how that process works, not only physically, but emotionally. What is her path out of the Underworld, who does she encounter, how does Hades deal with losing her, and how does she feel about being responsible for the seasonal life and death of the earth?
Persephone is played by Carrie Anne Hunt, and Hades is played by Sketch MacQuinor. If you look close, you’ll catch a glimpse of me as Primavera, a small role with a big twist. ;)
To view clips from the first episode visit here: Episode 1 Teaser
If you like what you see and would like to help us realize the whole series (4 episodes) – please donate $5 to our IndieGoGo campaign with some really fun, interactive rewards! There’s another clip posted there showing Persephone as the “Deer Queen”! Persephone IndieGoGo
Thank you!! Lisa