Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ragged Isle makes a splash

A couple of weeks ago the Press Herald published a pretty great teaser of an article by Dennis Perkins for a new Maine supernatural mystery show, Ragged Isle. The cool thing? It's completely homegrown, being put together by two very talented locals Barry and Karen Dodd.
The long-gestating brainchild of Mainers Barry and Karen Dodd, "Ragged Isle" is a Web series about a young woman who accepts a job as photographer for the titular island's lone newspaper and finds, amongst Ragged Isle's small and secretive population and isolated yet beautiful scenery, that things are not what they seem.

While decidedly not an amateur (he's been working in local broadcast TV for 17 years) Barry Dodd has certainly embodied the DIY spirit in bringing "Ragged Isle" to life. Originally conceived as a "Dark Shadows"-style soap opera for a contest for Soap Net, some years ago, "Ragged Isle" lay fallow for years. But, you might say, it continued to haunt Dodd, until last year, when he gathered everyone together again, brought in new talent and added elements of series like "Twin Peaks" and "The X Files."
Source: http://www.pressherald.com/life/go/ragged-isle-web-series-blends-beauty-with-spooky_2010-12-23.html
Sounds good to me.
For more info, and to stay updated, check out the website at http://www.raggedisle.com/, and treat yourself to a look at the very slick trailer for the series, below. It's all we have to tide us over until a projected February release for the first episode's final edit! I suspect you'll find yourself wanting more, as soon as possible.

Ragged Isle Season One Trailer from Barry Dodd on Vimeo.

3 comments:

Barry said...

Thanks for the plug Michelle! I hope your readers get a chance to check out our series!

Barry said...

Thanks for the plug Michelle! I hope your readers get a chance to check out our series!

Michelle said...

Barry-- from everything I've seen so far, the show is going to deserve a lot of enthusiasm! We're all on tenterhooks waiting to see it!!! :)