As the conversation continues on the dearth of black representation in sci-fi cinema...
We first told you about this initiative 2 months ago - filmmaker and professor Ayoka Chenzira (who also recently partnered with acclaimed best-selling author Pearl Cleage to adapt her novels to the screen) teamed up with her daughter and longtime collaborator, HaJ, to develop an innovative sci-fi multimedia (film, gaming, social media) project called HERadventure.
Last week, at the SXSW Film Festival, HERadventure made its debut. Unfortunately, we weren't at the festival to see it. But a website for it is live, and I received the below preview of it, which gives you a glimpse at what to expect from the sci-fi fantasy-based, multimedia platform project that interweaves a live action film with virtual games to create an interactive storytelling experience.
t the heart of HERadventure is a coming of age story that stars a reluctant, young, woman who accidentally falls to earth and ends up a superhero. The twist is that, right in the middle of the story, the audience becomes HER (the main character) and plays a series of virtual games in order to find out what happens in the end.
“We wanted to create an experience that helps social causes, better engage viewers and reach them where they get entertainment and education in the digital age,”Ayoka and HaJ state in a press release.