Welcome to the first edition of Nerdist’s weekly round up of cool projects looking for funding through the likes of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pledge Music and more. Nerdist loves to see people create, innovate and succeed, and in that spirit we’re going to pick projects that are unique, look fun and are trying new things.
Pick #1 — Grimm Fairy Tales Animated Series from Zenescope and Titmouse’s Jon Schnepp
We love Jon Schnepp around these parts. The brilliant mind behind Metalacolypse is teaming with Zenescope to bring their Grimm Fairy Tales books to life in animated form. While there is a plethora of fairy tale properties being brought to life on screen lately, none are doing it in such a fun, sexy and exciting way. Did we mention our fearless leader is involved? In addition to Lena Headey and other talented actors providing voices for the cast, our own Chris Hardwick will be providing a voice on the series. Check out our full interview with Jon and Zenescope’s Ben Jackendoff for more details on the series.
Pick #2 - Hot Problems
This week saw Hot Problems song “Party With My Friends” get some virality from a Star Wars lip-synch music video. Many days later, their catchy tracks are still in our heads, and we would love to hear a full album from these guys.
Pick #3 - The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay
When a perpetual grad-student is called in to help investigate mysterious attacks thanks to his expertise in paleoanthropology, he gets more than he bargained for when he’s teamed with a no-nonsense sheriff and his brilliant daughter. We’re on board with this modern retelling of Beowulf from Erik Evensen (Gods of Asgard) and you can count on the book to have a high body count and lots of nerd references.
Pick #4 - Damsels and Dragons
From the folks that brought you Awkward Embraces and Dragon Age: Redemption comes a web series about LARPing from a female perspective. Produced by and starring America Young and Jessica Mills, the show will follow a group of live action role playing enthusiasts as they face down their nemeses, the Bone Shards.
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