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Mature-Themed Sock Puppet Thriller Series Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Blue Springs, the supernatural thriller web series isnít a standard run of the mill production as itís developed with handmade sock puppets. Blue Springs creator, Matthew Porter discusses the intricate filmmaking used to create and produce this homemade show, plus his Kickstarter campaign, which aims to raise $17,000.

Mature-Themed Sock Puppet Thriller Series Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
Gardena, CA, May 12, 2014 --( Blue Springs is a new supernatural web series thriller that differs from other shows as it’s a sock puppet production. Blue Springs will be comprised of twenty, three minute long episodes, which have all been written by the show’s creator, Matthew Porter.

“I’ve had a passion for filmmaking ever since I can remember, and I wanted to bring the Blue Springs story to life, but found that sock puppets where the only way I could get around the story arc with the budget I had,” said Matthew Porter, Creator of the Blue Springs web series. “Even though the project was created using sock puppets due to the financial constraints, I simply can't imagine the project being told any other way. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with hungry, talented young filmmakers such as the show’s Director of Photography Richard Brown, and artisans such as Christine Aldaz who has helped with puppetry and assembly.”

Even with Blue Springs being a homemade thriller, there’s a vast difference in the filmmaking techniques used. For instance, there’s no CGI, meaning that all the sets and puppets have been created by hand, which took many painstaking hours to put together. Matt continues with the challenges he faced when producing BlueSprings:

“There was a steep learning curve and process I had to master as I had no previous sewing experience, plus I had to draw all the storyboards and then painted the promotional material in Photoshop. The editing anddirecting process was really exciting and I loved the lead character, Max Palmer, who I also provided the voiceover for.”

Blue Springs has launched its Kickstarter campaign and aims to raise $17,000 by Sunday, June 1st, 2014. “Once all the shows have been completed, they will be shown online for free. We need your help though if we are to breathe life into these colorful socks and bring Blue Springs to internet-enabled devices everywhere,” saidMatthew Porter. “Our Kickstarter campaign will allow us to pay for the creation of the puppets, casts & crew, and sound and music.”

The first two Blue Springs episodes are available to watch on the Kickstarter page. There are also prizes, which include the creation of custom puppets.

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