Thursday, March 01, 2012

‘Battle Castle’ lays siege on-air and online

Vancouver’s Parallax Film Productions has done everything in its considerable power to push the boundaries of Real TV with their series Battle Castle, the new featuresque documentary airing on History Television. The show is an interactive, trans-medieval journey into castle engineering, bloody siegecraft, and epic clashes that transform mortals into legends. Hosted by UK celebrity Dan Snow, the show takes its viewers over six one-hour timeslots to Syria, France, Spain, Wales, Poland and England delving into the stories of six fascinating castles: Crac des Chevaliers, Chateau Gâillard, Dover, Conwy, Malbork, and Malaga.

Parallax Film founder and the Executive Producer and Director of Battle Castle, Ian Herring and his business partner and Series Producer, Maija Leivo brought in London-based Ballista Media Inc. to co-produce the TV broadcast series while the convergent media component was co-produced by Agentic Communication collaboration with Starlight Runner Entertainment, a New York-based transmedia company that has worked on projects including TRON, Transformers, and Avatar. The result is an interactive documentary experience which includes a high-concept website, episodic motion comics and a browser-based adventure game.

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