Thursday, March 01, 2012

"Battle Castle" Lays Siege On History Television

The new doc-format TV series "Battle Castle", hosted by Dan Snow, from Vancouver-based Parallax Film Productions , currently airs on History Television.

The series offers real castle location shooting, re-enactments, CGI reconstructions, bloody battle scenes and a rousing musical score :

"...'Battle Castle', is an interactive, medieval journey into castle engineering, bloody siegecraft and epic clashes that transforms mere mortals into legends, taking viewers over six one-hour timeslots to Syria, France, Spain, Wales, Poland and England, exploring the stories of six castles including 'Crac des Chevaliers', 'Chateau Gâillard', 'Dover', 'Conwy', 'Malbork' and 'Malaga'..."

"Battle Castle" executive producer, director Ian Herring and producer Maija Leivo arranged for London-based Ballista Media Inc. to co-produce the series, with a 'convergent media component' co-produced by Agentic Communication Inc. in collaboration with Starlight Runner Entertainment, noted for their 'trans-media' work on "TRON", "Transformers" and "Avatar".

The result is a high-concept website, episodic motion comics and a browser-based adventure game.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Battle Castle"...