Monday, 7 July 2014
Exclusive First Look at Season 2 Teaser Trailer for Scottish Supernatural Web Series, Caledonia!
It is with great pleasure that I bring to you an exclusive look at the Season 2 teaser trailer for supernatural Scottish web series, Caledonia. From the wonderfully demented brain of Amy Hoff, an American living in Scotland who has the wonderful title of being the only official monster expert in Scotland. That's right...she's a MONSTER expert! When she first contacted me back in January with regards to Caledonia being suitable for Jennifer's Bodies, the moment I went onto the official website and started reading about her, I was utterly fascinated! Anyone who knows me knows that I fucking live for this shit. So finding someone who is an ACTUAL expert in Scottish mythology, it was like, the coolest thing ever! :) Unfortunately I don't screen web series at Jennifer's Bodies just yet...but looking at some of the amazing stuff out there, it is something that I'm considering doing in the future. And to have this bad ass chick, who is an actual proper bad ass, and full of all this awesome knowledge...y'all know that I need to promote the shit out of her.
Amy's life story is absolutely fascinating, and one that I think needs to be told. Before turning to her studies, Amy was a deckhand for some time, and was even considering going to Maritime Academy. Instead, she chose to take her creative, and rather brilliant mind and concentrate on her studies. After completing her undergraduate degree in History and Cultural Anthology, specialising in Scotland and France, she then went on to do her Masters in Scottish Studies. Having travelled all over...Amy started learning Gaelic whilst living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, before moving to Scotland and continuing here. Teaching Scottish Folklore at Glasgow University, and even on cruise ships, this girl really knows her stuff! She was even doing her PhD in Scottish folklore but has put that on hiatus for now whilst she concentrates on writing her series of Caledonia novels, of which she has written four already, as well as shooting the series amongst other projects.
Anyhoo, after my geeking and utter praise of Amy, Tachy Studios creative director Stuart Gilmartin contacted her to see if there was anything that Tachy could help with. Due to the fact that Amy and the guys behind Caledonia are basically a bunch of theatre nerds, with no real training in film; a collaboration with Tachy Studios with a group of guys with years of experience between them, both in live streaming, and in film...it was most welcomed. I have always been of the opinion that filmmakers should do everything they can to support those with original ideas, and Amy is oozing with them to the brim. With the motto, "Held Together by Prettyboys and Duct Tape", Season One of the show really did prove to be a labour of nerdy love. :) With Season 2, they've added some slightly gruff'er men to the prettyboys and duct tape, and I'm sure that fans of the first season will see from the teaser, that the production value has come up immensely...something that Amy and everyone on board the project are really excited about. I have seen some of the stuff that they have shot, and it looks amazing.
So yay, check out the trailer, and for more information, head on over to the Official Caledonia Website, where you will find links to Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook and so on. :)