Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows (Web Series) Kick Starter

An old dedicated group of friends has been putting together a video web series that has gotten quite a bit of attention as of late. So I've decided to help get them some exposure  This group of professionals has been at this series for years and really helping to raise the bar on their own brand of horror/action adventure with a touch of comedy.  

The plot according to the kickstarer : 

Gabriel Cushing at the Carnival of Sorrows is the third web series outing for the intrepid demon hunter Gabriel Cushing and his assistant, Melanie Lancely.
The eight parts follow Gabriel and Melanie as they work to uncover the dark intentions of a cursed carnival troupe who prey on the souls of the living. Several unexplained disappearances draw them into an investigation, and as they delve deeper they reveal the carnival’s disturbing past and frightening portents of its future. Their every step hounded by demonic clowns, terrifying beasts, freakish living dolls and other twisted creatures, they must hurry to unlock the secret to stopping the troupe forever.
Concept art for 'The Clown'

Its going to be very interesting to see where the dedicated professionals take this production. 
Following in the tradition of Gabriel Cushing vs the Zombie Vampires and Terror of the Killer Carnivorous CoatCarnival of Sorrows will combine good old fashioned horror with thrilling action and adventure and a twist of humour.
This Kickstarter will generate the funds we need to shoot and produce the series. The money we raise here will go directly towards what you see on the screen, while our own investment and private funding sources will cover the behind the scenes expenses.

The world of Gabriel Cushing: Demon Hunter

Gabriel’s world is filled with dark forces which lurk in the shadows. If you’ve heard a scary story about it, the chances are it probably exists, somewhere, and it's people like Gabriel who fight it.
For Gabriel, it’s not the brawn that counts, it’s the brains. He may be handy with a stake, but it’s out-thinking his opponent that makes sure they’re the one on the pointy end. His compendious knowledge of all things arcane is a deadly weapon in itself. His companion Melanie isn’t afraid to get stuck in with elbows and fists though; she’s no one’s victim.
Gabriel made his first appearance in our short film, Terror of the Killer Carnivorous Coat, back in 2011. When we shot the film in 2009, we really had no idea how many more stories he would have to tell. From that carnage filled debut he has gone on to fight Zombie Vampires in his first web series and rid a haunted theatre of a banshee with a grudge in his first comic book; A Fright at The Opera.
Later in 2013, Gabriel will return for another series of mini adventures in a second web series, Strange Encounters. He’ll also make his written word debut in the first novel set in the Gabriel Cushing universe; Mime.
To explore the world of Gabriel Cushing, visit
So why support this?  There are a number of reasons as to why I would support this series. One its very original in its content. The ideas here are horror elements we've seen before but done in new and exciting ways.
 I love British action adventure and I know the way that the folks behind this do their stuff.  The crew are very much giving a hundred and ten percent to seeing this come out.
And most of all I'm curious to see where they take this. I personally want to see this on the small screen. I'm all about seeing the little guy taking the genre to new directions and spreading the news about this production. 
The Great Escape crew. 
The Great Escape Team on the set of Strange Encounters
I've know Mark Adams And Dave Curtis for a number of years from my Hellbound Web days and the "Web" produced a number of very creative and talented folks. Who have gone on to create and produce incredible stuff.  I'm very proud to help spread the word about this production and the up coming series.
If your curious and want to help out please visit their kickstarter site and find out more right over HERE

David Curtis (Gabriel Cushing)

David Curtis has been performing from a young age, acting and singing. After many productions in youth theatres and various musical performances, David went on to study Drama at The University of Wolverhampton and then continued to pursue his acting career on a professional level.
David Performed in many small scale theatre and musical tours ranging from performances in Schools to the London Palladium. Performing in several short film productions helped David to land his first commercial role starring in an award winning KFC Advert in 2005 (BTAA Bronze award for BEST 30 SECOND COMMERCIAL KFC "99p" made for BBH by Hungry Man). This led to many other featured commercial roles.
David first appeared in one of our short films, Threefold, as a serial killer haunted by the ghosts of his victims. He first appeared as Gabriel Cushing in Terror of the Killer Carnivorous Coat and later in Zombie Vampires. He has currently been working with us to film material for Strange Encounters. David has brought much to the role of Gabriel and has developed his mannerisms over time.

 The Gabriel Cushing series has its own graphic novel as well and I'm looking forward to taking a look at it in next week or so. He has to rid a haunted theatre of a banshee with a grudge in his first comic book; A Fright at The Opera
To find out more about  the world of Gabriel Cushing, visit

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