H+ THE DIGITAL SERIES

August 10, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

The SCA Alumni Screening Series, Bad Hat Harry and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution invite you and a guest to a special screening of

H+ The Digital Series


Created & Written by John Cabrera
and Cosimo De Tommaso
 
Directed by SCA Alumnus Stewart Hendler
Produced by SCA Alumni Bryan Singer
and Jason Taylor
 
Followed by a Q&A with Stewart Hendler, Jason Taylor and John Cabrera
 
7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 10th, 2012
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
The screening will include a compilation of 20 short webisodes, running time: 81 minutes.

H+ The Digital Series premieres August 8!

Subscribe on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/HplusDigitalSeries

About H+ The Digital Series

A futuristic online series, where the human race is hardwired to the Internet, is coming this summer.

H+: The Digital Series takes viewers on a journey into an apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control.... a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device – an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user's own mind and nervous system to be connected to the Internet 24 hours a day.

But something else is coming... something dark and vicious... and within seconds, billions of people will be dead... opening the door to radical changes in the political and social landscape of the planet -- prompting survivors to make sense of what went wrong.

From producer Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects” / "X-Men: First Class"), the highly anticipated live-action web series “H+ The Digital Series” will make its debut August 8 on YouTube. Directed by Stewart Hendler (“Sorority Row”), and starring an acclaimed international cast that includes Alexis Denisof (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Amir Arison (“Law & Order: SVU) and David Clayton Rogers (“Jane By Design”), “H+ The Digital Series” takes viewers on an episodic, apocalyptic journey where technology has gone horrifically wrong.

Starting today, fans can subscribe to the “H+ The Digital Series” channel on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/HPlusDigitalSeries).  In the coming days and weeks leading to launch, viewers will have access to exclusive new content which will provide insight into the origins of "HPlus" and details about this ambitious and innovative digital series.

“Our first venture into the digital space gives us the freedom to engage fans with new content that is immersive, interactive and is tailored to be enjoyed online,” said Bryan Singer. “‘H+ The Digital Series’ on YouTube provides us with a strong two-way dialogue with our fans, creating a deeper and ongoing connection.”

Visit the show's Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/HPlusTheDigitalSeries

Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Bad Hat Harry.

 

About the Guests

JOHN CABRERA (Creator/Writer)

John was born in Miami, Florida and attended Miami Killian High School (class of 1993) where he first began his training as an actor. He later attended DePaul University's The Theatre School (formerly The Goodman School of Drama) in Chicago, Illinois where he received a BFA in Acting. Other acting colleagues from the school include long time friends Judy Greer, Michael Muhney, and Sean Gunn.

In 1998 he joined a collective of theatre professionals and helped found Collaboraction, a multi-disciplinary theatre ensemble best known for its mixed media theatre festival Sketchbook which he co-created with Collaboraction artistic director Anthony Moseley. In 2001 Cabrera received an Joseph Jefferson Citation Award for his role as Nat in Collaboraction's stage production of Refuge (by Jessica Goldberg).

John moved to Los Angeles in 2000, where he began working as an actor in the fields of Television, Film, and Theater. He has worked at such theaters as Mark Taper Forum's Taper Too, and South Coast Repertory. Although he was first known as an actor, John is also a director of films, including the short film Affair Game by Jessica Goldberg and the featurette The Man Who Invented the Moon written by long time colleague and friend Lee Kirk and starring Sean Gunn. In 2007, John directed Jenna Fischer (NBC's The Office) in a music video for singer songwriter Willie Wisely's single, "Through Any Window".

In 2010, John wrote and directed the indie musical series The Homes for Lockerz. The Homes is the story of a group of teenagers on a wild road trip across the United States. Each episode ends with a music video featuring songs written and recorded for the series and performed by young actors themselves.

John conceived the story for H+: The Digital Series with Cosimo DeTommaso - a long-term project, which began in 2006. The production filmed in Santiago, Chile in 2011 and stars Hannah Herzsprung, Alexis Denisof, Sean Gunn, and David Clayton Rogers among others. H+ was announced at San Diego Comic Con 2011 and promoted again at San Diego Comic Con 2012 in anticipation of its premiere on August 8th 2012.

STEWART HENDLER (Director)

Stewart Hendler is a theatrical film director who recently helmed two hotly-anticipated projects in the groundbreaking world of digital entertainment, both of which launch this year.

At 2012′s Comic-Con, he unveiled “H+ The Digital Series,” a web series which he directed and executive produced for Warner Brothers. Produced by Bryan Singer and filmed entirely in Chile, the mind-blowing sci-fi epic premieres on YouTube on August 8, 2012.

Also at this year’s Comic-Con, Hendler introduced the trailer for “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” the landmark, live-action digital series based on the bestselling Xbox franchise, which he also directed. The series debuts on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint on Oct. 5, 2012.

Previously, Hendler directed the feature films Sorority Row for Summit Entertainment and Whisper for Universal Pictures. His directorial debut, a short film, One, played at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival where it won the online Audience Award.

JASON TAYLOR (Producer)

Jason Taylor is president of production at Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions. In addition to H+, Jason is a producer of the upcoming independent film uwantme2killhim? and was a co-producer of X-Men: First Class. While at Bad Hat Harry, he has also supervised production of the film Valkyrie, as well as "Requiem for Kryption," "The Valkyrie Legacy," and "Look Up in the Sky: Amazing Story of
Superman" documentaries. Jason began his career working for John Landgraf when he was at Jersey Films.

About the SCA Alumni Screening Series

The School of Cinematic Arts invites you to an exciting free screening series featuring a dynamic selection of new feature films by SCA alumni and faculty throughout the Spring 2012 semester. All screenings and events will be free of charge and open to the public, although we do ask for an electronic reservation for each screening, which can be made through the website for each individual screening. Many screenings will be overbooked to ensure that capacity is met in the theater. Some screenings will be run from digital sources.

To view the calendar for the SCA Alumni Screening Series, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu