A group of very serious fans wants to make a web series based on Skyrim. So far, so modern internet, but what's setting the pitch for Skyrim: The Shadow Cult apart is the level of professionalism that's going into the production.
Instead of just tossing robes on a few friends and letting computer effects do the rest, the team have commissioned some of the biggest names in cosplay — like Harrison Krix - to build props and costumes. The results are as good as you'll see... well, maybe not in the movies, but definitely TV.
The aim is to shoot five 20-minute episodes, which, at the end, can be combined to run as a feature. What I'm most impressed with though is the location. Most efforts like this end up being shot in some guy's garage or a warehouse in front of a green screen. At best, they drive to the nearest woods.
To really nail the remote, mountainous feel of Skyrim, the team will be filming in the forests of Millinocket, Maine, a location "so remote in the height of winter its only accessible by snow mobile accross a frozen lake". Or a fast travel.
Funding for the project is currently up and running on indiegogo.
Skyrim: The Shadow Cult - A Fan Mini Series [indiegogo]