Super Friends meets The Office?
That, in a nutshell, is how Seattle production company Moon Bullet Studios describes its new web series, The Collectibles. The ten-part series will officially debut on Sunday, April 1 as part of Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.
It’s a bit hard to describe The Collectibles, even after viewing the trailer. It’s a bit mock doc, significantly more superheros-meet-corporate-politics, and a lot parody.
Landon Salyer, director of operations and production for Moon Bullet, says part of what makes The Collectibles stand out is that it’s based on a a viewer supported, creator distributed model (not unlike that used by fan-financed video projects). The production’s website lists a fundraising goal of $42,000, of which $2,230 had been achieved as of this writing.
Salyer says The Collectibles will have a ten episode season, with episodes released weekly, “though our episodes are ten minutes in length each which is about twice as long as the medium standard.”
“We’re aiming to deliver a dense burst of high quality, character driven content on a weekly basis,” he adds, “and we’ve received some amazing support from the Seattle and extended Northwest indie film community.”
The premiere is Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. as part of the 10th anniversary Comicon. Starting Monday, April 2, the series will be online with a new episode each Monday. Here’s the preview:
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Frank Catalano is a regular GeekWire columnist, and is assisting this week while Todd Bishop is off. You can follow Frank on Twitter @FrankCatalano.