Energia, the creators of Star Wreck and Iron Sky, today publicly launched their latest project, a new web video series about cyber crime. The production was launched on Wreckamovie, the collaborative movie making community and as it’s first task the Wreckamovie community came up with a working name for the new production: Project WORM.
Project WORM will be directed by Timo Vuorensola, director of “Star Wreck – in the Pirkinning”, and it will be created by the Wreckamovie community, making it one of the first crowdsourced internet video series. Just like “Star Wreck – In the Pirkinning”, Project WORM will be distributed for free on the internet.
“The Star Wreck experience showed us that free distribution and working closely with the community is the way to go. Since we released Star Wreck for free we have seen over 8 million downloads making it the most downloaded Finnish movie of all time. With Project WORM our ambition is to reach a much bigger audience as we are creating a truly global production from day one.”
Crime on the internet is a growing problem and spam, botnets, viruses, worms, and Nigerian letters are affecting millions of people online every day. “I have been long fascinated by the scams like the Nigerian letters offering tens of millions in return for doing next to nothing. What kind of people hide behind these? And what are these botnets that we hear about all the time nowadays that are taking over our computers? Who is operating these botnets and for what purpose?”
Project WORM will be a fictional web video series, but our intent is to work very closely with industry experts and the Wreckamovie community to make the stories feel very real and realistic. And we believe that there are so many untold cyber crime stories out there that are just waiting to be told as part of Project WORM.
The great new is that now anybody out there on the internet can join the production on Wreckamovie and work together to create a new and unique web video series.
The initial production plan includes the creation of six episodes, all shot in different locations around the world, working very closely with the local communities through the global Wreckamovie service.
Join the production today at www.wreckamovie.com!