Ideal Scene Productions Announces The Wordwide Release Of The Controversial Web Series, 7 Shades Of Lenity
The science fiction series is a cautionary tale about a dark future, not unlike that portrayed by George Orwell in 1984. “It is a cautionary tale, shot and taking place in Austin, Texas, a few years from now,” says Gameiro, “after a conglomerate of unscrupulous banking families took control of the government and declared martial law. The story follows the lives of 9 main characters and how they fight the system to restore Freedom. Think of it as Heroes meets Orwell’s 1984.”
With the unofficial release earlier of the first installment, the series rapidly started gaining a worldwide following from across the United States, Israel, Russia and Portugal, Gameiro’s place of birth. This country served as a major source of inspiration for the series, says the filmmaker: “I want people to think about where the world is going, and where we are now. In my Portugal, we had a fascist dictator named Salazar, and shortly after that the Communists took over, so I know how crazy a government can get, and how power-hungry men can get. This is my way of helping remind people as to what can happen when they relinquish control of their lives to someone else.”
And perhaps more importantly, he adds that he wants viewers to realize that they can do something about the state of things.
The series was shot with cinematographer Terrel J. Melton (who worked on the feature “Strings,” which was also shot by Austin filmmakers) on a Panasonic HVX200, and is being edited on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects software. All the locations were either outdoors or donated, with the exception of the Stephen F. Austin Hotel where the scenes with the Governor, played by Pamela Denise Weaver (on the board of the Austin Actor’s Conservatory, a SAG group) were shot.
The episodes, of which four more will be released in the coming months, are written in the vein of Heroes, where viewers follow each storyline for a short amount of time before moving on to the next one.
To watch the series visit http://www.7shadesoflenity.com where you can subscribe for future releases.
Contact InformationVal Gameiro
Ideal Scene Productions
900 RR 620 S, Ste C101-162
Lakeway, TX 78734