Congratulations to Jason Darrick, winner of the GUIDESTONESPizza Pizza Insider Contest!
Thank you to everyone who entered by watching, sharing, Liking and Following! We appreciate all of the support and enthusiasm that you’ve shown, and we really do wish we had enough free pizza for everyone.
In June, Guidestones director Jay Ferguson and producer Jonas Diamond traveled to Alberta for the Banff World Media Festival. While there, they participated in the Digital Launch Pad, and won the Rockie Award for Best Webseries – Fiction.
“The Digital Launch Pad seeks out and showcases the hottest online programs from content creators worldwide.”
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On July 30th, Guidestones creator Jay Ferguson conducted his first Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything”). We could not have been more pleased with the response, and the opportunity to interact with fans, and those who were curious about the process of writing, casting, shooting, editing and promoting a web series. We look forward to hosting more Q&A’s in the future.
If you want to catch up on what was discussed at the AMA, click here.
Now that pre-production is underway for season 2 of Guidestones, we want to make sure as many people as possible have a chance to see season 1. That’s why, in addition to the interactive ‘push‘ format, we released the series on-demand here at guidestones.org and at Hulu. We’re also active on Twitter and Facebook, and we love to interact with our fans.
We’re currently working on some ideas for increasing fan involvement, whether you’re in Toronto, Los Angeles, Glasgow, Berlin, Tokyo, or anywhere in between. We’ll make sure to keep you all updated as these plans take shape.
In the meantime, keep watching and sharing Guidestones!
We are delighted that Guidestones has been received so well by so many gracious reviewers. Here’s a sample of what they’re saying.
“Guidestones promises to raise the bar for the web series genre.” [Jane Doh, Wired]
“Guidestones is ultimately the webseries equivalent of a “pageturner”. Like a good book, once you start watching Guidestones, you just can’t stop.” [Anthony Letizia, alterna-TV]
“[The] fact that this is a web series and not an actual feature film boggles my mind. It beats some of the stuff I’ve seen in the theater in recent memory and it’s original and fresh.” [Tracy Ladd, Reel Goddess]
“It is worthwhile to see based solely upon its motion picture quality — it is much better than most of the brain-dead pablum coming out of Hollywood today.” [Van Smith, Van’s Hardware Journal]
“Guidestones [is] a really well produced series that is fun as hell to follow, especially if you get into the puzzle solving and investigation on your own.” [Dave Pace, Fangoria]
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We are continuing to introduce new ways for audiences to interact with Guidestones. As such, we’re proud to say that viewers in the U.S. can now watch Guidestones on Hulu! Please share and enjoy Guidestones in this new and exciting format!
The Independent Production Fund announced this week that they had approved funding for 15 scripted drama series. As you may have guessed, Guidestones was one of them. That’s right, season two is now one step closer to becoming a reality.
With the Rockie Award win at the Banff World Media Festival, the launch of our new website and an on-demand version of the series, and now this, it has been a very exciting couple of weeks. It goes without saying (but we’ll say it anyway) that none of this would be possible without the support of our truly incredible fans. So, on behalf of everyone at Guidestones: thank you.
Keep watching and sharing Guidestones, and we’ll keep you posted on all of the new developments that are surely to come in the weeks and months ahead.
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It has been an exciting week for Guidestones. On Monday, we celebrated the launch of our new website, as well as a linear, ‘on-demand’ version of the series (which is also available through Hulu) so that our fans can watch Guidestones at their own pace, any time they want. Then, on Tuesday, Guidestones was selected as the winner of the Rockie Award for ‘Best Webseries – Fiction’ at the Banff World Media Festival.
We’re very excited about the increased level of exposure that this achievement has brought to Guidestones, as it means more people will have a chance to ‘decode the conspiracy’. So, please, keep spreading the word, have a look at the new on-demand version of the series, and make sure to ask your friends: “Are you watching Guidestones?”
On the heels of rolling out a new website design and an on-demand version of the series through Hulu, Guidestones was presented with the Rockie Award for Best Webseries – Fiction at the 2012 Banff World Media Festival.
The Rockies (formally the Banff World Media Awards) are an “internationally-recognized awards program celebrating the very best in international content production in television and digital media.”
Congratulations to Jay Ferguson, Jonas Diamond, and the entire Guidestones team. As well, a big thank-you to the Banff World Media Festival, all the nominees, and Guidestones fans everywhere for watching, producing and celebrating innovative web content!