<![CDATA[The Unearthly - Blog]]>Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:20:40 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Press Release for production on the first season of The Unearthly!]]>Sat, 01 Feb 2014 01:40:41 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/press-release-for-production-on-the-first-season-of-the-unearthlyPicture
The Unearthly Web Series is underway for the First Season

By Mark Fukae
January 31st, 2014

Denver, CO – Locally operating motion picture production company, Three River Filmworks is underway on production of the first season of The Unearthly, a web series based loosely upon stories of Pulp Horror writer, Howard Philips Lovecraft, in a contemporary interpretation of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

The Unearthly Web Series, for the planned first season, will focus on Randy Carter, a dynamic 20-something. When Randy’s best friend, Chuck Ward disappears under mysterious circumstances, Randy assembles his remaining friends to search for Chuck. The search uncovers a Necromantic Cult, dedicated to the return of Yog-Sothoth, an Outer God, or an extraterrestrial of immense power. Yog-Sothoth co-exists within time and space, yet is locked away from our universe. The Chorazos Cult, dedicated to Yog-Sothoth seeks to free this entity. Randy and his friends go up against the Chorazos Cult and discover more than they were expecting.

The pilot, “Missing”, was successfully crowd funded through Kickstarter on March 28, 2013.

Production on Episode #2, “Cultists” , is underway on a 7 day production schedule, which will complete in February 2014. The projected release is early March 2014.

For more information about the web series, please visit http://theunearthlyseries.com or http://bit.ly/13PsArg

For more information about the Kickstarter campaign, please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1315238946/the-unearthly-web-series-pilot-missing or http://kck.st/ZzxuVV

About Three River Filmworks:

Three River Filmworks is a Denver-based motion picture production company. It specializes in narrative motion picture projects for entertainment. It has been in operation since 1996. For more information, please visit http://3rfilmworks.com

About Mark Fukae:

Mark Fukae hails from Flushing, Queens, New York, the forerunner of Hollywood. The son of Japanese and German parents, he found escape from the crushing sameness of mid-70′s America through the films of Stanley Kubrick and Terry Gilliam. Inspired to become a rule-breaking filmmaker, he dedicated himself to broadening his knowledge and skills in the unrelated fields of Political Science and Macroeconomics so that he might break them more fully and artistically. To this end, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz, and continued his education in film by attending Brooks Institute of Photography with a focus on Cinematography. He continued his education in Los Angeles, where he attended Columbia College of Film and Television to develop his directing skills where he made stylish and inscrutable films. After the Northridge quake in 1994, he moved to Colorado to form his own production company, Three River Filmworks in 1996. He developed his skills as an editor and created many adverts, television programs, short films, music videos and feature films. In 2002, he edited COLOUR BLIND, which won a Sacramento Gaffers award. 2006 his editing work also won the best short film at the Global Art Film 
Festival for SKELETAL DREAMS. He turned his attention to newer 
technology in HDSLRs in 2009 and spent the continuing years 
shooting, directing and writing new and technically innovative 
projects. Mark is 45 and lives in Denver.

To learn more about this web series, please contact:

Mark Fukae, Managing Member
10781 Steele St.
Northglenn, Colorado 80233
Office: (303) 817-6995
Internet Movie Database Listing: http://imdb.to/Y1MtIs


The Unearthly Web Site: http://theunearthlyseries.com or http://bit.ly/13PsArg
The Unearthly Facebook page: http://facebook.com/TheUnearthlySeries or http://on.fb.me/16szFOg
The Unearthly Twitter: @UnearthlySeries
The Unearthly Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1315238946/the-unearthly-web-series-pilot-missing or http://kck.st/ZzxuVV
Mark Fukae Internet Movie Database listing:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1268489/ or http://imdb.to/Y1MtIs

<![CDATA[Releasing Trailers and Behind the scenes videos]]>Wed, 17 Jul 2013 19:26:56 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/releasing-trailers-and-behind-the-scenes-videosHi supporters of The Unearthly Web Series Pilot!

I am releasing the first of a series of BTS or Behind The Scenes interview videos with the cast of the show. I am in the process of editing the additional footage, of which I have of most of the cast. I had to borrow Les Crandell's Sony Z1, so I can upload and convert the tape to digital format. The first one we are releasing is Bryce Stanton, who is playing the role of Chuck Ward. Chuck has been slowing going mad, with researching into his family's ancestry. This research uncovers a dark past of Necromancy and a powerful tome of knowledge, called The Necronomicon. Chuck's friend, Randy Carter assembles his friends to go in search of Chuck. What they find challenges their sanity...

I have posted still production photos to The Unearthly Web Series site, as well as, The Unearthly Web Series Facebook page, my personal Facebook page, Tumblr for The Unearthly, and Pinterest.

I also have released two trailers to promote the pilot as well. There is a 10 second one for release on Instagram.com, but I had difficulty on uploading it to the site. There is a 6 second one, that I uploaded to Vine.co and it is playing now. The 10 second one I uploaded to YouTube.com and Vimeo.com. There is a 48 second full trailer, which I have uploaded to YouTube.com and promoted it on Google Plus, The Unearthly Web Series Facebook page, Twitter and my personal Facebook page.

Please watch, share and subscribe to the new The Unearthly Web Series channel on YouTube.com. I will be listing links for all venues, so you can do so.

The Unearthly Web Series Pilot will also be available to watch on WebSeriesChannel.com and please check out our Filmbreak.com page and "Hype" it!

I have also applied to The Sunscreen Film Festival West under Web Series as the first available Web Series festival. More are to come!

I appreciate you all for your support and I will be sending you all the rewards you requested shortly. I apologize for the delay.

Please watch, share and subscribe to all these sites:








Your support has made this possible! Now to see the results!



<![CDATA[Two more production days left for the Pilot episode!]]>Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:32:03 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/two-more-production-days-left-for-the-pilot-episodePicture
Hi Everyone:

I thank you again for your support to make this Pilot happen! I have begun the rough edit and going through all the production sound. Les and Mike have done a wonderful job! The images, especially the Cemetery scenes with the blue screen look great! Mike's sound is very clean with a lot of ambient room! The Sennheiser 816T he is using is a great stereo long shotgun. This picks up solid dialogue from a distance and also has a figure 8 pattern for ambient-off axis sounds. Mike had to purchase a Neumann BS48i2 two channel battery powered phantom power module at his expense (It's truly worth its weight in gold!), since he wants to have that in his kit. The 816T draws a lot of power from the phantom XLRs on the recorder and he noticed digital noise, when the batteries in the recorder were around 50%. We switched to AC while shooting the Interior scenes to solve that issue, but for exterior locations, we needed an alternative. In the meantime, we switched to single channel dialogue, as he noted that the digital noise disappeared when he did that.

The cast is AWESOME!!! I am sorry Daniel could not participate, but with his replacement, Alexander Johnson, this has been a seamless experience! Brian, Josh, Christina, Meghan and Alex ARE THE UNEARTHLY TEAM! Les loves the "cemetery" establishing shot with The Unearthly team entering frame and he says: "I believed that Brian was leading a combat team like Vic Morrow in Combat!" (A reference to the 1962-1967 ABC TV series Combat! starring Vic Morrow.) Bryce is an amazing troubled "Chuck Ward" and Chaz and Corinne are great as Randy's parents! I look forward to working with Mark Mook and Fayth again and an opportunity to work with Billy, Michael and Christian. Also, thank you Zander for taking on the role of conflicted Victor. Much more awesomeness to come in this series from all of these actors!

I have begun a rough edit with the existing footage, but I had to purchase two 3 TB Hard disk drives, since I want to backup the footage in an inexpensive "mirrored" RAID 1 array. They should be arriving sometime later today. Les currently has the footage on the SD cards and his 4TB HDD. This way, we have additional backups and also a "work print" drive, so I can edit while backing up everything.

Les has been shooting on the Nikon D800 as the "A" camera and it's been great camera to work with. I have personally shot at least 5 other projects on the Canon 5D Mark II, which is similar, but the D800 has been getting solid exposures, not having to go above ISO 640, which I would go above many times around ISO 1250 and beyond on the Canon.

I am tweaking the Poster design to make the text at the bottom, better balanced. It's like a movie poster "one sheet" design for 18x24 inches.The poster will be one design, layout: White background with black images and text. Also, I will be surveying the backers as to which preferences they have for the T-shirt and magnet designs. For the T-shirt and magnets there will be two designs, which you will have a choice of: Black background with white images and text, or White background with black images and text. Please feel free to let me know your preferences, or I will survey you shortly to get the details.

We have at least two more production days of shooting to complete: The two school scenes, The Psych ward, The conversation with Chuck's shadow, The "ritual" scene, the bluescreen shot of the Hooded forms digging in the Cemetery and assorted insert shots of TVs, Doors and exteriors! Those days have yet to be determined, as we have quite a bit of work to prep SFX props and also the availability of our cast. It is tentatively looking around May 4-5 2013, but at this time this is uncertain.

Finally, I am considering starting another Kickstarter campaign for the full series of 11 more episodes. The most expense will be the makeup/special effects and the visual effects, otherwise, we can shoot very economically. More about this after the pilot is posted!

I appreciate you all and I look forward to having a great pilot for everyone to see and some great rewards for all you backers!


Mark Fukae

<![CDATA[Kickstarter rewards and production of the Pilot]]>Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:57:10 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/kickstarter-rewards-and-production-of-the-pilotHi Everyone:

Thank you again for your support and patience! I am in preparation for production, as we are locking down locations, preparing lighting and shot plans, lining up rentals, as our A-Camera will be the Canon C100, our B-Camera is the Nikon D800 and the C-Camera (and BTS camera) is the Sony NEX-5n! I have been preparing our workflow to make these wonderful cameras work for the production and post! We will have some bluescreen/greenscreen shots and are also preparing for that.

I have also been finalizing the poster, in addition to the T-shirts and the magnet. The poster and magnet have a set design with a white background, but the t-shirt will be available in two separate designs with two different colors: Black or White. The first design has the main graphic of Yog-Sothoth with a graphic background, prominently in the center and text on the back. The second design has Yog-Sothoth in the upper right pocket and text on the back. I will be polling each of your, as to your preference.

I will be starting second unit production this weekend (April 6-7th 2013). This will be the establishing shots of the school, the 1913 house and the psychiatric hospital. The following weekend of April 13-14th 2013, we are scheduling the school interior scene, exterior, and the Carter family scene. I should have the shooting schedule for the rest of the pilot shortly. I intend to get some BTS and some interviews over the next two weeks.

More updates are on the way shortly. Thank you again for your support to make this show!

<![CDATA[We did it!-You made the difference!-THANK YOU!]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:43:00 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/we-did-it-you-made-the-difference-thank-youTHANK YOU, backers and producers! You have made the difference! The Unearthly Series Pilot is now green-lit and we move now to production!

There is still much to do and we will reach our schedule to produce this show from this point forward.

I will continue to send updates through the Kickstarter page as well as the The Unearthly Web Series blog page. Please check it out at:http://theunearthlyseries.com/ or http://bit.ly/13PsArg

Also, all backers please feel free to contact me if there are any changes to your rewards. If you did not request a reward, I believe you deserve them and I mean to see that you get them, if you want.

The magnet reward will be a little different than my initial offer of a rectangular magnet. I am producing the magnets through cafepress.com and they have a wonderful circular kitchen magnet, that goes great with Josh Hagen's designs. I just like the design better, personally. If you still want the rectangular magnet please let me know. I will make a special order for you.

Thank you again! You made this happen and I can't thank you enough!

<![CDATA[Tracking on Kicktraq]]>Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:28:04 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/tracking-on-kicktraq
The Unearthly Web Series - Pilot - "Missing" -- Kicktraq Mini
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<![CDATA[Kickstarter Campaign for The Unearthly is now active!]]>Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:27:42 GMThttp://theunearthlyseries.com/blog/kickstarter-campaign-for-the-unearthly-is-now-active
The Kickstarter campaign for the Pilot episode titled: "Missing", is now active! Please, fans and supporters of Cosmic Horror, check this out!

If you want to see a great Cosmic Horror series, please help make this happen!

We are grateful to have an opportunity to produce such a show.

Thank you!