Marc Hoover over at examiner.com wrote this pretty cool piece about Dead Drift.
Matty, Chris, and Ken visited with BJ Shea, The Reverend En Fuego, Vicky Barcelona, and Walk Like a Flan once again on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation Podcast. It was a fun time talking about the show.
A really fun and insightful interview with Ken by Mitch Todd over at SciFiMaker.com Touching on many elements of microbudget filmmaking.
Ken joined the folks over at Rogue Intel’s Prime Podcast, where they talked about Dead Drift and a slew of other hot topics.
Chris and Ken joined the 3 Geeks Podcast to talk aobut Dead Drift, movies, comics, cartoons, and a slew of other geek fodder. Quite a bit more free form than most of our interviews.
An awesome review of Dead Drift by Frank Bones McCoy over at The Grid Daily
Fantastic piece about Dead Drift from King 5 Evening.
Awesome interview of the Dead Drift cast on BJ Shea’s Geek Nation podcast! This is a really fun interview, check it out! The Dead Drift portion of the podcast begins at the 10:30 mark.
A fantastic article written about Dead Drift by Katie Doolittle from Thurston Talk.
Here is a fun interview about Dead Drift from NoContinues.
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Red Dwarf Meets YouTube Vlog
in Space Spoof, “Dead Drift.”
They built a Spaceship in Their Garage, and Launched an Epic Geek Voyage
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Or somewhere much further away? Saturn’s moon Titan looms off the port bow of the USSC’s oldest survey vessel, the JF Sebastian. Lights on the bridge bathe the Captain in a soft glow. A glimmering holographic woman speaks “Captain, we’re receiving a signal from the moon’s surface.”
On a spaceship millions of miles from Earth, there’s only a few inches of metal and wire between you and oblivion. That may sound like the setting for another $100-million space adventure, but creator Ken Carlson’s YouTube serial Dead Drift is funded by nothing but passion. Dead Drift’s overall production value makes it clear: Carlson is no mere armchair enthusiast. The show’s world owes its multi-layered look to tons of conceptual work, followed by the creative use of 2x4s and plywood in several friends’ garages. The painstaking process made Carlson extremely grateful for his general construction knowledge, and the talented volunteers who dedicated countless hours to bringing this show to life.
This rich, textural world puts the focus of Dead Drift exactly where it should be: on the story – as season 2 blasts off April 22nd. Science fiction geeks and comedy nerds of all stripes can watch the continuing adventures Dead Drift, as the uptight captain of a decrepit ship works with a bumbling mechanic to survive an alien encounter and save Earth from a terrifying ancient evil. Luckily, these hapless protagonists also have a wise (and wisecracking) holographic AI named H.A.N.N.A.H to help them navigate the dangers of deep space.
Fans happily embraced the show and its brand of off-beat humor, following along at deaddriftshow.com, youtube.com/kenzofkc, facebook.com/deaddrifter, and twitter.com/deaddriftshow
The cast and crew of Dead Drift are available for comments and interviews. Please contact producer Ken Carlson directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-570-0512
Dead Drift press release
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Red Dwarf Meets the YouTube Vlog in New
Space Spoof, ‘Dead Drift’
Creators of New Science Fiction Web Series complete first run of show
OLYMPIA, Wash. – “Dead Drift,” the new science fiction web series from co-creators Ken Carlson and Matt Burdick, has started to attract a cult following after the launch of the series’ first four episodes. Characterized as “Red Dwarf meets the YouTube vlog,” the series follows the adventures of the uptight Captain Banks who finds himself at the helm of a decrepit ship, and must work with a bumbling mechanic to survive an alien encounter and save earth from a terrifying ancient evil.
The adventures continued in November with four additional episodes aired weekly on Tuesdays, starting on November 3, including “I Don’t Really Speak German,” “Legal in Some States,” “Your Face Rains Methane,” and “Welcome to Titan.”
“We’ve had great support and an awesome response from the series’ viewers since we launched the first four episodes,” said Carlson, who also serves as producer, co-writer and plays the role of Maurice Morris in the series. “The scope and ambition of the show is well beyond any project I’ve worked on, and it would have never been possible without the enthusiastic aid of an amazing and supportive team.”
“Dead Drift” is based on a short skit written nearly four years ago by Burdick, who plays Captain Banks. He shared the concept with Carlson, a video production veteran who has won multiple awards for his sketch comedy show. Carlson, along with Chris Nacey and Jason Brown helped to further develop the script. Now the four write, direct and star in the series together.
Joining Burdick, Carlson, Nacey and Brown are a vibrant cast and crew. Committed to using as little green-screen compositing as possible, the group shoots in front of life-sized physical sets designed using everything from VCRs and household bits, to cabinets from a hydroelectric dam. The result is an epic comedy told in a rich, textural world, a distinct anomaly among science fiction web series.
“We started with the goal of eight episodes and that has quickly grown to 16,” said Burdick. “We’re just getting started, and I think all of us, our cast, crew and viewers, are excited to see where the adventure takes us.”
For more information about “Dead Drift,” including upcoming airdates, visit www.deaddriftshow.com. Viewers can tune in weekly at www.youtube.com/kenzofkc and connect with the cast and crew at www.facebook.com/deaddrifter or www.twitter.com/deaddriftshow.
Media Pitch Letter
Technology often plays the lead role in science fiction web-series, as filmmakers grow increasingly reliant on green screen sets. But Matt Burdick and Ken Carlson, co-creators, producers and stars of “Dead Drift,” are hoping to change that trend.
“Dead Drift” is a screwball buddy space spoof that follows the adventures of an uptight Captain of a decrepit ship who must work with a bumbling mechanic to survive an alien encounter and save Earth from terrifying ancient evil. The creators and crew of “Dead Drift” opted for a physical set when planning the production of the web series, and have successfully achieved a rich, textural world that has attracted praise from viewers.
A gallery available at www.deaddriftshow.com features a behind-the-scenes look at set construction, from the creation of miniature ship models made from VCRs and household bits, to the use of cabinets from a hydroelectric damn to create the engineering set and more.
Would you be interested in reviewing the show, or interviewing the show’s creators about “Dead Drift’s” recent launch into the Web-series galaxy?
Burdick and Carlson are available for interviews and commentary on:
The science fiction set: how to create a rich, textural world on an independent project budget
Web series trends, and how YouTube and other platforms are providing immense opportunities for budding new talent
The creative process of writing, filming, editing and creating special effects for a web series
For more information, and to schedule interviews and other media opportunities, contact Ken Carlson at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.