A New Day

A new day approaches.

We are in preparations to launch Episode 4 of “They Live Among Us.”

Episode 4 picks up where Episode 3 left off – Ted, a lonely park ranger, encounters a frail young woman atop the Hollywood sign, on the verge of suicide. Being the romantic that he is, he falls in love… only to discover that she is a ghost.

He seeks advice from Buer, who is having troubles of his own, for Lucian and Beliala have risen. Buer’s plan is to return to Elysium through acts of grace; Lucian yearns to take it by force. Beliala longs for Elysium, too… and Buer’s touch.

Caim has returned to his warehouse home, only to discover that Serfina has fled, once again, to the streets. He searches for her, flying above the streets of Los Angeles, and lands nearby. He finds where she lives… and discovers Rocco there.

Soon, we’ll all once again be in this world of fallen angels, suicidal spirits and the humans that they love, all struggling to find grace in the place known as the City of Angels. I look forward to seeing you there. Reach out in the dark; I’ll take your hand, and together we’ll walk through this Paradise Lost.

To see stills of Episodes 1-6, please visit our Pinterest page. And so we may continue to keep bringing you this rich tapestry of gothic supernatural romance, please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you can also view episodes 1-3.

“The mind’s its own place, and in itself, Can make a heav’n of hell; a hell of heav’n” ~ John Milton, Paradise Lost

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Once More Unto the Breach

In case you attended last January’s event – or even if you didn’t – this is not-to-be missed. Live interaction with the Creator and the Characters for a 24 hour period. I’ll be Tweeting naked. Jamba will appear. So please, on that date, search and follow the hashtag #ohchat, and prepare yourself for a rip-roaring time.

Below, is our tentative schedule.* Something not listed that you want to see? Leave it in the comments section. We’ll do our best to oblige.

* ~ subject to change

TIME (PST) ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION
3 am Greetings! Hello and Welcome to Tweetathon video.What the Tweetathon is all about!
3:30 am View! Viewing of Episodes 1-3 with live Tweets of  behind-the-scenes commentary!
4:30 am Interact! Take Live questions from viewers re: Episodes 1,2,3
5 am Playtime! Movie Mashup! One winner selected!
6 am Interact How it Began: Detailed, in-depth information about the characters that live in the world of TLAU.
7 am Naked Time Q & A with TLAU Characters.
8 am View! Viewing of Episodes 1-3 with live Tweets of behind-the-scenes commentary!
9 am Interact! Q & A with TLAU Characters.
10 am Panel Panel discussion with Webseries Producers.
11 am Interact Celebrity Roast
Noon Interact! Music and Booze!
1 pm Inform Fun with Flesh-eaters! Our favorite resident bad boys and girls will Tweet out their favorite recipes!
2 pm Inform How it All Began: Detailed, in-depth information about the characters who live in the world of TLAU.
3 pm View Viewing of Episodes 1-3 with live Tweets of behind-the-scenes commentary!
4 pm Interact Live Q & A for Episodes 1-3
5 pm Playtime! Mad Libs Mania!
6 pm Naked Time! Adventures in Filmmaking: Live, unabashed from-the-trenches stories from the resident royal Guerilla Filmmaker.
7 pm Interact Jammin’ With Jamba: Certified Life Coach Jamba answers live questions about life, love, and the pursuit of Noxema.
8 pm View Viewing of Episodes 1-3 with live Tweets of behind-the-scenes commentary!
9 pm Interact Live Q & A for Episodes 1-3.
10 pm Playtime! TLAU Trivia!
11 pm Playtime! Movie Title Mashup! One winner announced!
12 am Naked Time! HRH will manhandle… er, list her top ten Hollywood Hot Hunks – and other favorite things.
1 am Interact Open forum!
2 am Danke Schoen! Wrap-up, thanks and goodbye!

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury…

It’s been quiet on the They Live Among Us site… quiet, because I’ve been a busy little Creator.

Episodes 4-6 are wrapped and in the post process. The dailies are lush and gorgeous; the work brimming with love, anguish and rage… I can’t wait for you all to join us as the story continues.

In the meantime, a fundraiser of a new kind is being launched. Inspired by a chance encounter during the shooting of 4 – 6, a t-shirt design has been commissioned and graciously provided to us by David Taylor aka @SciFiCommons.

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, here it is *drumroll please*:

I am hooked on this design; however, I’d love to hear your thoughts in regard to the copy. Below is a little poll I’ve created, to help me make my decision. Please, gentle readers, consider taking a few seconds and completing this poll:

The Stakes are Raised

This weekend, once again, I will walk through the streets that pave the dark, fantastical world of “They Live Among Us.”

Lovers will come together; others will be torn apart. There is a heightened sense of danger, of peril. Serafina has left the safety of Caim’s home to return to the only night she knows. Caim is faced with a decision – to let her go, to let her lead this life… or to take the risk of trying to save her – a gamble that could end her life. Buer encounters old acquaintances. Jimmy searches for Beth. A John is in need of comfort for the night. Lives intertwine.

I begin my journey Friday, in a little place known as the Paradise…

The mind is its own place, and in itself,
Can make a heav’n of hell; a hell of heav’n – John Milton, Paradise Lost

Winds of Change

I’m viewing the final cut of Episode Three, Let’s Do Lunch. The launch was delayed by Santa Ana winds, which roared through L.A. like one of King Lear’s storms, downing trees and triggering massive power outages some of which are just now being resolved.

It’s an odd feeling, watching something that you have crafted, come to life. I created this world… and yet, I find myself worried for those who live in it.

I want to tell Jimmy to go easy; to savor this time with Beth, for there may not be another. I want to hold Alex’s hand and lead him out of his dark state. His deal with the devil may prove to be too much for him.

I long to stand with Peg, all alone, in the dark, and help her to find her way out of that horrible place… and I wish that I could give Ted comfort. I want to ease his pain, the unbearable isolation of being all alone…

…instead I plunge headfirst into pages, into new chapters of these character’s lives. I walk the lonely streets with Caim. I know the depth of pain that resides within his heart. I watch Serafina as she returns to the only life she knows, as she once again dances to the beat of her tortured tango with Rocco. I’ve been away from my characters during this final push-through to post, and I long for them to wrap me in an embrace.

 

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

I am thankful for the amazing love and support for this little dream known as TLAU. I am grateful for my team, and for my glorious cast. They are, all of them, beautiful people inside and out.

Episode 3 will be released next week. Until then, enjoy an interview with TLAU creator Anne Lower released today on Curve Wire.

An Interview With Writer/ Director Anne Lower | Curve Wire.