NORMAN, Okla., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zachary Little of Norman, Okla., has a unique way of expressing his views about religion and politics.
Along with co-producer and co-writer Jake Morrison, he created GIED Productions, which has released an edgy video blog drama, Fronts, about a religious civil war in the U.S. The plot of Fronts, which launched its first season last year, centers on a coalition of southern states - Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma - that secedes from the United States to form The Holy Texas Republic (HTR).
An imminent civil war ensues and after a year of fighting, Russia enters the fray, destroying New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Seattle.
In Fronts, two good friends, Connor Welles and James Farraby, try to stay in touch, despite living on opposite geographical ends of the war. Season 2 is about to begin and the story follows Farraby as he tries to get his daughter safely across the country. At the same time, Welles investigates a large HTR troop movement in Oklahoma.
"Our goal with this series is to bring about discussion about religious-atheist relations, political polarization and the ethics and philosophies of war," explained Little.
He is looking to improve the video blog's second season by expanding production, including a wider cast, better sets and higher-quality audio. "We hope to produce a better video and broaden our audience," Little said.
Jake Morrison is in Seattle where he will be directing half the series. Both partners are going to watch episodes and go back and between Washington and Oklahoma.
This is going involve about $19,000 of funding for cameras, microphones, recorders, lights, costumes, compensation for actors and staff, transportation, and promotion. To generate this capital, Little has launched an Indiegogo campaign, which can be viewed at www.indiegogo.com/projects/fronts - _=_.
Donations of any amount are welcome. For a $30 contribution, backers will receive a Fronts T-shirt. For $75, you can get a full copy of the series script. A $100 donation fetches a DVD of the second season.
Other perks are also available for contributors, such as army combat jackets and a signed poster. All perks are American made, and support small independent businesses in the area.
For additional information, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/fronts - _=_; the Fronts Facebook page, www.facebook.com/growineverydirection; or the GIED website, www.giedproductions.com, which includes episodes from the first season.
SOURCE GIED Productions, Ltd.