The diverse fantasy series Strowlers was a recipient of the Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab back in 2015 and has gone on to win titles like Best Series at GenCon, Best Drama and Stareable Fest and Best Fantasy Film at the Origins Film Festival.
Zombie Orpheus are finally bringing it to a broader audience. There’s a holding page set up on The Fantasy.network which is a private Vimeo-powered platform that allows subscribers access to premium content.
The show follows part-time librarian Whit, a gay woman of colour, who manages to bring a fairy tale to life during a reading. As a result, government forces on a mission to repress all non-sanctioned magic turn up and she finds herself thrust into an underground world where magic users fight for their right to exist.
You can find out more about the series, about the artists and the license agreement associated with it over at the official website Strowlers.com.
The license agreement has an unusual weight for Strowlers as it is a series in which everyone is invited. Zombie Orpheus Entertainment describes it as a ‘shared cinematic universe’. The idea is you can create your own fan fiction or even sell novels. If you want you can crowdfund and make your own movies, or design games and modify the world they’ve created.