Poe DVDs shipping this week
Backers: If you contributed $35 or more you will receive your DVD in the mail in about one week.
Check out the cool cover art by creative director Carnese Jackson.
Private Screening in Atlanta
We're hosting a private screening of Poe's Mystery Theatreat Atlanta's historic Plaza Theatre at 7pm on September 26, 2013, the one-year anniversary of our successful Kickstarter campaign. Cast, crew,... Read more
Last year's radio interview
Listen to this interview with our writer-director, Jose Alejandro Acosta, on Hollywood's SunFM radio station last September. He discusses our Kickstarter campaign to fund and produce an animated show, Poe's... Read more
Poe - card
We are about to go to print with our postcards. Check out the simple yet intense design by Carnese Jackson, featuring our star Paul McClean.
The talented Robert Keith Brooks plays Griswold, the jealous literary critic who seeks to ruin Poe's career. Here he appears on stage in the role of Montressor in Poe's tour-de-force,... Read more
The conscience of the King
The talented Geoff McKnight plays John Allan, Poe's estranged foster father, here playing the role of the King in Poe's nightmarish staging of "Hop-Frog: A Tale of Revenge."
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The talented J. Todd Smith portrays Jupiter, a free black man in the antebellum South - with a mysterious link to Poe.
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The busiest actor in Atlanta - Mark Ashworth - plays Inspector Reynolds, who finds the notion of a theatre opening in his home town to be quite laughable.
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The talented Allen O’Reilly makes an appearance as the revered 1840's stage actor Junius Brutus Booth, who happens to be the father of future assassin John Wilkes.
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Help us decide on a tag line!
Backers,Help! We need a tagline for Edgar Allan Poe's Mystery Theatre.
Which do you like best?
A. Genius or Madman?
B. Scoundrel? Genius? Madman? You decide.
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The lovely and talented Carrie Anne Hunt as Virginia Poe - she accept's Griswold's flattery in order to curry favor with the literary critic.
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The lovely and talented Lori Pugh as Louisa Patterson - young wife of Poe's estranged foster father John Allan, and secretly a Poe fanatic.
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The lovely and talented Peg Thon plays Maria Clemm Poe - loyal to Edgar and Virginia no matter what.
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The lovely and talented Carrie Christie brings a touch of humor as The Barmaid.
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New Effects Shots posted on Facebook
An Explanation:This project has taken over 7 months to complete post production - we finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. The script grew. We decided... Read more
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Despite the delays, we are hard at work to wrap up visual effects for Poe's Mystery Theatreby September. The show is expanding from a half-hour to a... Read more
Poe Trailer is updated with new sound and visual effects
We have vastly improved the trailer. See it here:
More updates coming soon...
Poe - Trailer 1 is Live
Just posted Trailer 1 for general audiences on Vimeo. Check it out here:
Can't wait to finish post production on the pilot episode.
more casting info
Today we posted more info about auditioning for each role here:
The resumes and photos are pouring in, and we expect to have an awesome cast selected within... Read more
Casting Begins Immediately!
We are casting the major roles in Poe's Mystery Theatre immediately. Please spread the word to all your talented actor friends. They should send there headshots and resume... Read more
Considering Live Action
Thanks again for making this project happen! We've been hard at work polishing the script for the past two weeks. We are planning our first Kickoff meeting for Saturday,... Read more
Poe is Funded! Now comes the fun part.
Thanks to all backers for your generosity! Can't wait to get started on the project!
Go team Poe!
Amazing: 95% funded!! New rewards!
Thanks for your generosity and for spreading the good word,. We have sky-rocketed from 57% to 95% funding in the past two days. Amazing! Thank you!
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Radio personality Cat Smith will be interviewing me about Poe's Tales of Mystery on Sun FMradio in Hollywood this Tuesday at 10:30am PST (that's 1:30pm Eastern time). Among other... Read more
56% Funded - plus new music for Pallas Athena!
We surpassed 56% today! A couple more big donors and we will be fully funded!!
Plus listen to yet another new musical sketch below. This one was composed by Hugo Carpinteiro... Read more
Griswold Musical Theme
Composer Richard Hall has sketched another musical theme for us; this one is for antagonist Rufus Griswold. Imagine him sabotaging Poe's opening night performance at Mystery Theatre! Listen below.
Actor Jeff Rose under consideration for Tales of Mystery
The handsome and talented Jeff Rose, a regular on TV shows like Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, and Army Wives, is under consideration for a major... Read more
New Concept Art for Mystery Theatre
Concept artist Tom Gonzalez came up with this sketch of the Mystery Theatre stage, complete with raven-wing curtains. Enjoy!
Actor Mark Ashworth under consideration for Tales of Mystery
Accomplished English actor Mark Ashworth is under consideration for a major role in our pilot episode of Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery. Mark most recently appeared in Lawless... Read more
40% funding Milestone!
Thanks to out generous backers, we reached 40% funding today! I can't wait to share our revised script next week. Cheers!
Mystery Theatre logo
Here's a draft of the new Mystery Theatrelogo by concept artist Tom Gonzalez, which will appear in the pilot episode. A nice way to celebrate reaching over 1/3 of our funding... Read more
30% funding milestone!
What a great day for Tales of Mystery! We shared an amazing sketch of the musical score by composer Richard Hall this morning, and surpassed 30% funding this evening.... Read more
Poe's Music Box
Take a listen to the haunting melody of Poe's Music Box! Talented composer Richard Hall created this musical sketch for the Music Box sequence in the pilot script.
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Thank you supporters! We surpassed the 25% funding mark today thanks to 13 new backers, with 20 days to go. Fantastic!
Almost 25% funded!!!
Thanks to your generosity we are fast approaching the 25% funding mark! That's a good sign!
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Pilot Script draft 7
Thanks to all our contributors!!
I have just polished off draft 7 of the pilot script. I will share it here with our backers only. If you are interested in... Read more
consultation with TV pitchman Ben Barak
I had a very positive meeting today with independent TV pitchman Ben Barak. He has directed hundreds of shows and interstitials for Turner Studios, Adult Swim, Fine Line... Read more
I'm so pleased with the support we have received in the first two days of our Kickstarter campaign: 21 backers for almost $1,000. Thank you for your generosity! Please... Read more