Character Designs by Sophia Segal & Illustrations by Tom Price © 2015
Except "Shadow Men" Design & Illustration by Nicols © 2009
Layout by Sophia Segal & Lance Baker © 2016
GENRE: Fantasy (Action) Thriller
SUB GENRE: Supernatural Horror
TAG LINE: “Otherworld is just one world away” ®
SHOW SERIES - LOG LINE:
Series Log Line is contained in the "Otherworld - Show Bible"
EPISODE I - LOG LINE: Otherworld - The Gateway (Episode I)
In the middle of the night a reclusive woman in the suburbs wakes to a surprise visit by mystical beings from Otherworld. Meanwhile, on the darker side of town a rogue station agent searches for the entrance to Otherworld. With the influence of supernatural forces, synchronistic events and the help of unlikely adversaries, Alethea and Julian will cross each other’s paths and enter Otherworld together.
“Otherworld - The Gateway” was originally drafted as a short film. Since inception, the script has morphed into a one-hour television (pilot) screenplay. And is now being developed as a premium channel cable series intended for mature audiences. Otherworld is an entirely different psychic terrain with its own set of dynamic rules, archetypes and themes. Otherworld is an experiential rite of passage visually and emotionally. It is the seam between worlds where the young adult mind is initiated and the mature mind is reawakened.
Otherworld was originally conceived in 1998 when I published my first musical project under the band name "MEDIUM". The debut experimental rock CD was titled "Otherworld". On January 13th, 1999 I was hit by a car in a crosswalk in Seattle, WA. My near death experience was a traumatic turning point in my life. I immediately began scribing my physical healing process and my internal awakening process. After years of dedicated healing and a move back to Southern California, I followed up with a vocal demo titled “Lepers of Wisdom” which contains connective roots to the psychic terrain and visual landscape of Otherworld.
The filmmaking vision for Otherworld has been years in the making. “Otherworld - The Gateway” and “Otherworld - The Journey Begins” are the first two episodes of the series. Otherworld episodes can be combined, or individually expanded for stand alone films, and marketed as a feature franchise with installments.
Otherworld has the potential to penetrate multiple revenue streams through various marketing and performance platforms via cross-platform entertainment and trans-media storytelling that include animated features, video games, mobile applications, graphic novels, comic books, toy manufacturing, licensing for apparel and general product merchandising.
*Otherworld is a copyrighted IP with registered trademarks.
I was invited to join The Black List on April, 3rd, 2013. The industry website hosts my screen writing endeavors.
"Otherworld - The Gateway" is in suspension (online) while seeking talent representation. If you are a producer, agent, manager, or executive handling D&A, and would like to retain the latest draft for coverage, please reach me through my contact page.
*Script samples for other projects in development are available for coverage.
NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Break out single "Factory Worker" from Black Ferns
Indie Dream-Pop band from Seattle, WA.
LOG LINE: A haunting figure conjured by the inner psyche unleashes an acid-like collage of watery emotions and buried memories.
CAST: Nicole Vilchis and Stephanie B. O’Connor
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Bob Unger & Sophia Segal: Torrey Pines State Park & Beach - San Diego, CA, Sophia Segal: La Jolla Beach - San Diego, CA
ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY: Bob Trongone: Experimental Ink footage, Black Ferns: Band Footage
* see video for more credits
COMMERCIAL SPOT / MARKETING CAMPAIGN
DREAM BIG is a commercial spot I created for a marketing campaign competition sponsored by Mission Federal Credit Union in May 2010. This new storyline was created by clips from my award winning fantasy music video "11:11". With a few edits and the addition of an original scripted voice over. It’s now a financial sector advertisement with a magical message.
LOG LINE: A young girl dreams of a fairy-tale landscape. Aided by whimsical beings she searches for buried treasure and successfully unearths her bounty. She is celebrated for her efforts and crowned Queen of the magical world she created.
TAGLINE: “After all, the best dreams that come true are ones that inspire you to reach for your goals by Dreaming Big”.
CAST: See video for credits
Sophia Segal: script & voice over