SUDBURY GETS IN ON THE ZOMBIE FAN CULTURE

SUDBURY GETS IN ON THE ZOMBIE FAN CULTURE

There is nothing we love better over here at Our Crater than a creative Sudbury project! The Last of the Lost is no exception, presenting a multi layered story in a post zombie apocalyptic world using a motion comic style format they’ll be throwing a launch party to premiere their very first episode and Overtime Sports Bar & Grill on June 9th! With the success of shows like the Walking Dead and its spin off Fear the Walking Dead there’s no question zombie fandom is at its height these days. Local artist Rob Sachetto, Trevor TenHave and Kyler Green will also be on hand to support the project along with cosplay vendors and raffle prizes. Read below for all the details!

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Tell us more about The Last of the Lost

The Last Of The Lost is a multi layered, multi platform story set in a post zombie apocalyptic world. While the first episode centres around only a few characters, as the story progresses we’ll be introduced to a large cast of protagonists and antagonists and characters that drastically blur the lines in between. Episode #1 is a full cast audio performance with several frames of art to compliment it. The cast is all born and raised in the north and bring the characters to life in spectacular fashion. The point of the story is to create an entire world where only the strong survive and bring in such a world means doing things that you never thought you were capable of.

What inspired this project and tell us about the process of creating the first episode?

I can’t pinpoint an exact moment of inspiration that gave birth to The Last of the Lost. In general, I’ve always been a fan of large casts and anti heroes. I don’t believe it’s the writers job to tell you which characters you should identify with.  The first thing I ever wrote in this world was a short story about a lone hunter, retired and widowed, in rural Ontario as he discovers what is becoming of the world. I didn’t know what it was or where I was going with it, but it gave birth to the next little bit and it snowballed from there into an entire world with a wide cast of characters for readers to identify with. The decision to go with motion comic style format took a while to come to. I wanted the product to be free, so with a limited budget a short episodic motion comic was the best way to do that. I first enlisted the services of Ashlee through a freelance website and she got to work on illustrations while I ran auditions for Zeke Bowman. After we selected Trevor the rest of the cast just perfectly fell into place. We did live read throughs and rewrote the script to fit the actors as best as possible. We had everyone in the studio individually, reading their lines with no context, which was maybe the most impressive display of talent in the entire process. Matt Doherty, our sound engineer then seamlessly spliced everything into place. So many good projects fall apart trying to reach this point, and the reason we haven’t is because, not only have we compiled a team of supremely talented people but because they’re all so encouraging and supportive. No one is in it for themselves, no ones opinion is more valued than the next, and there are no egos. It feels like it should be easy to create a welcoming environment, but it might be the most difficult thing to accomplish in this entire process.

Tell us more about the episode 1 launch party

At the launch, obviously besides the premier of episode 1, we will feature local artists Rob Sachetto, Trevor TenHave and Kyler Green. We’ll have raffles and give aways as well as cosplay and a merchandise table. Members of the cast and crew will also be on site.

Where can we find more information about The Last of the Lost?

To learn more about The Last of the Lost, like us on Facebook. We’d also love to see everyone at Sudbury Graphic-Con on June 11th where we will have a panel discussion on the current state of the project and what the future holds.

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Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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