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July 15, 2012
by John Cabrera
July 5, 2012
by John Cabrera
So… if you are reading this very special H+ post at or around the very special time when it published (i.e. 6am), I am fast asleep and likely will not be awake for another several hours.
I was told by the good folks are Warner Premiere that by now they will have released info on our series to “The Wires”. I’m still not totally clear on what that means except people in the media are supposed to have access to it. All I can think of is the show “The Wire”, which I haven’t gotten around to watching yet, but I know it’s supposed to be good.
Anyway, bottom line… the info should be out by now. I say “should” because, who knows… maybe it’s not. I can’t be sure, because as I said, I’m sleeping right now. shhhhh.
What I do know is that I was given permission to schedule the following post with all of the same information that will appear in that press release. So at this point, there’s no turning back.
Here we go:
We will be premiering H+, a series many of you know has been in my life for six long years, on…
August 8th, 2012
Actually now looking at that date, I’m realizing it’s been a little over six years. Wow.
It will be premiering on a premium YouTube channel designed solely around the series… and its URL will go by the name of: http://youtube.com/HPlusDigitalSeries. At the time I was writing this post, that channel was not yet live… but I was told it would be live when the press release went out. Is it live now? Don’t know. I’m sleeping.
That channel will be releasing episodes of the series every Wednesday. The episodes are short, so we’ll be releasing multiple at a time. We’ll also be filling the channel with lots of other forms of content relevant to the series. That stuff will go live Mondays and Fridays and include things like interviews with cast and creators, behind the scenes, recaps, teasers, clues, breakdowns, and extra story content to enrich the experience and help piece together the series mystery.
In fact, the moment that channel goes live, you could say we are unofficially launched, because over the next month we will be releasing a bunch of exclusive content that’ll get viewers prepped for the story. I’ll have my hand in all of it, so it’ll definitely be a part of the larger mythos. So what are you waiting for?! Subscribe to the channel now!!
… oh, it’s not live yet? Um… okay well, then wait a few more hours… then subscribe!
We’ve got a bunch of incredible talent in the series. Here are some faces you might know well:
David Rogers (Jane by Design)
Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel)
Hannah Simone (The New Girl)
Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls)
Amir Arison (Homeland, American Horror Story)
Samuli Vauramo (Beauty and the Bastard)
Hannah Herzsprung (Vier Minuten, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex)
Caitriona Balfe (Super 8)
Lela Loren (Lost)… I don’t think she knows this, but I geeked out pretty hard when we cast her… she played Jacob and Smokey’s biological mom.
And me! You know me, right? John Cabrera (johncabrera.com)
And we’re gonna be at Comic Con again this year. This time, we’ll be part of a special 3 day Google/YouTube event featuring several (I think it was like 5 or 6) premium YouTube channels in the geeky Sci Fi realm… channels like Machinima, Geek & Sundry, Stan Lee’s World of Heroes… and us! The venue is slightly off site, not far, at 315 7th Avenue, San Diego.
I won’t lie, I’m excited to meet Felicia.
What? I get star struck too.
We’ll have a panel on Friday, July 13th (Yes, I threw July in there for a reason dammit… I’m superstitious as hell!) at 7pm. Our panel will consist of actors David Rogers, Alexis Denisof, Sean Gunn, director Stewart Hendler, producer Jason Taylor and lil’ole me. It’ll be moderated by Matt Atchity, Editor-in-Chief of Rotten Tomatoes. I know, all dudes. It’s just how it went down PR wise and schedule wise.
The panel will last a little over an hour and since the capacity of the space is small, if you’re at Comic Con this year and want to check it out, you should come early. Our booth should be interesting, so I hope you guys do stop by if you’re there. We’ll be looping some series content on a TV at the booth itself, and during the panel we’ll be showing some of the episodes. We’ll also be giving out some swag. Something very special actually… relevant to the larger story that we recently created especially for Comic Con. Have I piqued your interest? I hope so.
Last call to get on the list for one of the two exclusive screenings of the series. We have one coming up in LA next Monday, July 9th and a second in New York City on July 16th. They both start at 7pm. People have asked me whether these are fancy events. No they are not. These are screenings, not red carpet premieres. So if you’re interested in getting a sneak peek, email me at email@example.com. I’m going to be turning in my last RSVP list at noon on Friday, so if you haven’t gotten in by then, you’ll have to wait until August when the series finally premieres online.
And I think that’s it.
And please please please, click one or more of the links below. Oh go on, click’em all! I know there is absolutely no reason why the Pinterest community would ever be interested in an apocalyptic Sci Fi series, but man, I so look forward to someone finally clicking that particular button. Just so I can say it happened.
June 28, 2012
by John Cabrera
This week has been both awesome and exhausting as we gear up for the launch of H+. So here are some deets to whet your appetite.
Well, first things first, Monday is a big day for the project. Because we will be announcing ALLLLLLL the info you’ve been wondering about. When you have people at Warner Brothers saying that they’re gonna go into the office on Sunday in prep, you know it’s a big deal. So keep your eyes peeled on Monday because answers to questions about screenings, Comic Con, and of course the premiere of the series itself should be online for all to see. Where? Not sure yet. But I’ll definitely know on Monday… and I’ll definitely shout it loudly from here and other Cabrera sites.
So here’s the current status on the screenings. We are now only going to be in NY and LA. We looked at our numbers in San Francisco and realized that it would be better to focus people towards the LA screening. So Warner reserved a larger screening room on the lot on July 9th. If you have not RSVPed and you would like to get in there, do it now.
The way it is working is like this: Everyone on our team is allowed to invite people. I asked whether I could invite visitors of my blog as I consider all of you supporters of my work, and therefore friends. But eventually, I’ll have to cut off my list so that I don’t infringe on others lists and most importantly on the space being reserved for press.
So if you will be in LA on July 9th and would like to see a sneak peek of this, hit me up at my email address john AT johncabrera DOT com (even though I’m spelling it out, I’m still getting spam… see what I suffer for you guys?)
Make sure your email says SCREENINGS in the subject, and that the body of the email includes the full names of everyone you would like to RSVP for as well as WHICH screening: NYC or LA. Yes, as of right now, you can bring a plus one (or two if you ask nicely). I just need their names since everyone will have gate passes to get on the lot. If you’re not on the list, you can’t get in. Warner Brothers is really strict about that shit. I was once turned away while I was working there on Gilmore Girls cause I didn’t have my ID. Thankfully I live close.
All of this RSVP info also applies if you’re going to be in New York City on the 16th. Hit me up. That screening is still wide open, so let me know. I’d love to have you there.
Here is the date time and location info:
July 9th in Los Angeles, 7pm @ Warner Bros. 4000 Warner Blvd., Screening Room 5 (entering through Gate 4).
July 16th in New York, 7pm @ Time Warner Center (entering on 58th street between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Also, we have made a change in terms of what we will be showing. We will not be showing the entire series. Like I said in my last post, it’s way too long for a screening. But we would like to give audiences a taste of what the series will feel like in its online form. So we’re putting together something special. Expect to be there for about an hour and a half. Our hope is to have everyone leave eager for more. Fingers crossed that our idea works.
We will be there. I can’t say anymore until Monday, but after we’ve officially announced, it will be clear how we’re going to be represented there. And for those of you wondering if I’m going to be there, the answer is a resounding YESIREE. As will some others from the team. I’m really excited. I know a few of you have mentioned that you’re planning to be at Comic Con this year. If that’s the case, I better see your lovely faces.
In fact… should we try to do an official meet up??!! Holy crap, that could be historic!
I was a part of a really exciting social media meeting today. Our social media agency is gonna rock this out. And now it’s clear why the Facebook page has been so silent. The truth is, I have been just as frustrated about that as all of you. But it looks like they’ve been hard at work this entire time and are about to bring the series to life across the web. Once that happens, H+ will essentially be launched since so much of the experience begins with all of that fun social/web stuff. And once the ball starts rolling there, it will be a constant source for info and community.
Just to give you an idea for how much we’re doing in prep for this series… this past weekend, we created more. A new small story piece that we shot and produced. It’ll be getting in front of your eyes very soon. Particularly you Comic Con attendees.
And we’re going to be making more. We want this to be your “new big thing” you love to devour… and so we want to make sure you have enough of it on your plate.
Okay, I’m going to sleep now, cause I’ve been up for 36 hours. Actually, you know what… scratch that… shower first. Cause I stink. And for being so honest about that fact, I think this post deserves a little love. Look at all those social media links just begging you to click them.
“John reeks cause he’s been up for almost two days, click us!”
June 21, 2012
by John Cabrera
So this is a post I’ve been waiting years to write: explaining the meaning behind the title of my series H+. Because throughout most of our six year process creating this series (even up to about a year ago), most people who saw the title were like, “Huh? Esoteric much?” It sounds a bit pretentious, I know, but it’s not as cryptic as you think. In fact, within the past year, there seems to have been a big explosion in public awareness of this two character symbol. Hopefully, that continues to grow as the series launches.
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June 19, 2012
by John Cabrera
Okay so I said I would be posting a lot of stuff about H+ in the coming week, but I stumbled across this music video by Eytan and the Embassy which is completely unrelated. Apparently it holds the world record for the most number of quick changes in an unedited music video. I’m not sure what that means, exactly. Is that Guinness Book or just a guess? Regardless, they pull off a pretty impressive feat.