Mythica is a cult favorite if there ever was one. Five fully-funded Kickstarter campaigns has made the the five film series a reality. Produced and co-written by Jason Faller and Kynan Griffin, the story features Marek, an escaped slave and budding magician. When a priestess needs help finding her sister, Marek assembles a rescue party and fights alongside a warrior and half-elf thief.
Throughout the series, Marek and her team fight against the dark wizard Szorlok, giving fans plenty of magic and battles along the way.
Now, the creators are working to crowdfund and produce the sixth film in the series, Stormbound.
Jake Stormoen (The Outpost) will direct the film as the Mythica world explores a growing threat and the heroes that rise to face it.
While much of the storyline for Mythica: Stormbound is being kept under wraps, we do know the epic will hold true to the major themes of the series while introducing new heroes, villains, and a new journey.
As a producer and writer, Jason Faller has worked to bring the fantasy story to life for a decade. Read on for his top fantasy story tips.
Interview with Jason Faller, Film Producer
Sometimes I think fantasy creators feel like “anything’s possible” because it’s fantasy. Sometimes you think “Well, we have magic, right? Maybe she just teleports herself there…” But solving problems with magic is always… problematic. It’s actually more interesting when magic IS the problem, and creates more conflict than it resolves. And I suppose another thing we talk a lot about is that yes, it’s fantasy, it’s not real by definition…but the characters are just as real. Their motivations are just as real, and the struggles and dilemmas they face need to feel as real as any great film. None of that changes, and the dialogue and plot and characters should feel just as believable as in any Oscar-winning drama…or at least that’s the aspiration we should be aiming for. Ha.
Read it out loud. And not to yourself, to others. Get a feel for what it’s really like to say those words. Maybe that’s more important for screenwriting than writing, say, a novel, but I bet it helps either way. And work hard to give characters their own distinct voice, with their own dialect and language mannerisms. It’s hard, but obviously it’s important that the characters aren’t all just slightly different versions of the author’s voice.