(Los Angeles, California--February 16, 2012) MTh director Christopher Leone directed the first season of the original scripted web series WOLFPACK OF RESEDA, which is produced by Fox Digital Studio (FDS).
An unconventional comedy about the doldrums of suburban life with a monster movie twist, the series follows the startling transformation of Ben March’s mundane, 20-something existence in the Los Angeles sprawl of Reseda when he becomes convinced that he’s been bitten by a werewolf. Episode one of WOLFPACK OF RESEDA debuts today on Myspace and can now be viewed here: http://www.myspace.com/wolfpackofreseda
“Since WOLFPACK was developed specifically with the streaming universe in mind, we had a lot of latitude to create something funny and cool and different,” said Javier Jimenez, owner/founder of MTh served as executive producer on the series. “Working with Fox was great – they have spot on taste and terrific instincts as to what would work in the digital space.”
“You haven’t read a Vanity Fair profile of Christopher Leone. Not yet. But you will. Chris, along with lead Tate Ellington, the entire cast, and writer Brian Frank are all quality on the rise,” said David Worthen, SVP and creative director for Fox Digital Studio. “The discipline of digital dictates that we place bets on up-and-coming talent, and looking at our first release, WOLFPACK, I’d say those bets have paid off, big time.”
Helming a comedic story that’s peppered with dark elements, Leone brings a tonal playfulness to the series that unexpectedly mixes facets of workplace comedy with the conventions of horror.
“I think the webseries format is evolving quickly, but we’re mixing storytelling styles from both movies and television,” Leone explained. “I filmed the series cinematically in big widescreen format, and the entire first season tells one complete story in about 70 minutes, like a movie. But at the same time we structured the episodes so each one ends in a cliffhanger, hooking the viewer and motivating them to click to the next episode. It was definitely a new and interesting way of filmmaking and I think the end result really holds up whether you watch it episodically or in one complete piece.”
Featuring up-and-coming talent, new episodes of WOLFPACK OF RESEDA will be released on Myspace and via other Fox digital distribution channels. After it debuts online, the content will also be available as a 70-minute feature via Netflix.
MTh is a creative home for directors with a sharp visual and narrative focus. The company's talent roster ranges from award-winning veterans to emerging filmmakers, all sharing extraordinary visual style and the storytelling ability to transform creative potential into compelling viewer experiences across advertising and entertainment. Roster directors include: Grady Hall, Guillermo del Toro, Mathew Cullen, Mark Kudsi, Mårlind & Stein, Jesus de Francisco, Chris Riehl, Syyn Labs and Christopher Leone. http://www.motiontheory.com