Years ago I spoke with Travis Gordon, the writer/producer/director, CGI artist and the creative thrust for the Spellfury youtube series. He’s a great guy with high hopes for his micro-budget TV Sword and Sorcery (and comedy.) Spellfury is just plain fun.
I fell in love with it the first time I watched an episode. Does it have the big budget effects and talents like Felicia Day? Nope, but that’s okay by me. I don’t judge Spellfury on it’s merits as a high-tech show — because it’s not poised to be compared with Stargate or Dirk Gently.
She Punches With Elf Power!
Actress/Producer Julie O’Halloran answers questions about the popular web series “SpellFury.” She plays the role of Druinia, a passionate, multi-talented Elf on a mission.
Q: The outfit is a little tiny, do you ever get any feedback good or bad regarding how your character is portrayed?
Answer: The feedback has been positive. Although the outfit is a little revealing, I think Druinia comes across as a very strong and independent character. I think the fans think its just part of the fun of the show.
Q: What parts of Druinia’s character are strong, and how do you see her overall – as a sensitive character?
Answer: Druinia is very independent and strong. She’s tough when she has to be but she has shown her softer side as well. I think the interesting part of her character will be balancing how tough she will have to be in fighting off different creatures on the show, but also being vulnerable at the same time, showing that she’s a real person with real feelings.
Q: Is it difficult to work in green screen? Explain how you get ready for the process of working with characters that will later be placed into the scene. Any trouble with fight scenes?
Answer: I have a very supportive cast and crew who make the fight scenes fun. We rehearse them a lot, and work out all the movements so things go pretty good all in all.
Q: Any thoughts on how Druinia’s character will expand in the next season? Do you think your character will have a love interest in the story?
Answer: I think Druinia will learn more about herself and what lengths she’s willing to go to avenging her father’s killer. She will encounter more characters and more creatures that will test her in different ways. As for a love story…I don’t think anything is out of the question, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens!
Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it: “Spellfury is an action comedy web series. It is a “a comically low-budget fantasy series that gently mocks The Lord of the Rings genre with exploding monsters and bad wigs”. Spellfury is a comedic fantasy adventure web series written and directed by Travis Gordon and stars Julie O’Halloran as Druinia”
Meanwhile, I’ll contact Travis and see if there is a way to get Spellfury streamed on my TV-channels. Here’s the primary cast n’ crew: Jason Devlin, Penu Chalykoff, Sarah Ferguson, Travis Gordon, and Costumes by Ann Gunthorpe of “Ye Olde Bag Company.” Below is the youtube intro (episode 1.) Here’s the Youtube url for those of you using a mobile device. https://youtu.be/UNJ7sbfS4Xg
Thank you for watching, I love to support indies, especially Webisodes like SpellFury, and I hope you do too. — (c) Dean Lachiusa