Crazy as hell.
How else would you describe a sci-fi web series set post-apocalypse, featuring a walking, talking, badass (live action!) panda bear?
Know something else? Wastelander Panda is also pretty damn good.
The series chronicles the wanderings of a panda bear named Arcayus, and his human companion Rose, as they traverse a vast wasteland on a mission of revenge.
An independent Australian production, the series was created by Marcus Mckenzie and Victoria Cocks (who also directs). Beginning as a joke, the duo realized the potential of their idea, and considered pitching it as a television series.
Victoria teamed up with Epic Films to produce this impressive series prologue in 2012:
Based on strong fan reaction and support, three additional web episodes have been produced.
This is good news for all of us because Wastelander Panda is a fine example of innovative storytelling and exceptional production.
The writing is darkly compelling, and the cinematography vividly reveals a scorched landscape filled with lost souls.
I can't recommend this series highly enough. It's a testament to how digital media is giving much deserved exposure to new, exciting filmmakers.
To get more information about the production, and to watch current/future episodes, visit the series' gorgeous official web site: WastelanderPanda.com.
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