The Sniqsay Documents

For Episode 3: A Whole New World, Sarah Shafer (who wrote Episode 8: The Chat Room) penned three hilarious Wikipedia-style articles to appear on the screen while the Captain is reading up on the Sniqsay. We thought you might like to see them.

Sniqsay Diet

Sniqsay Weddings

Sniqsay Floating Cities

Cast/Crew Interview: Sarah Shafer

Time for another interview! Today, we’re talking with Sarah Shafer.

Month of the Novel: What’s your role in Month of the Novel?

Sarah Shafer: Primarily I was an actress and screenwriter. I also filled in various odd jobs.

MotN: From what you’ve seen of the scripts, what do you like about Season 2?

SS: I like how the ongoing storyline is stronger and more cohesive than last year. We have some fun stuff in this year’s scripts, plus we get to play with science-fiction… Continue reading

Cast/Crew Interview: Rebekah Shafer

It’s time to catch up with our production designer, Rebekah Shafer!

Month of the Novel: What’s your role in Month of the Novel?

Rebekah Shafer: I’m sort of a jack-of-all-trades. I’ve helped with brainstorming, writing, costume and visual design, acting, and even cooking.

MotN: From what you’ve seen of the scripts, what do you like about Season 2?

RS: I really like the slightly more “fleshed out” feel of Season 2. The level of detail we were able to bring into this production was so much fun, and really helped take it to a new peak. Continue reading

Cast/Crew Interview: Laura Rozar

This month, we talk with Laura Rozar, who stars in Month of the Novel as the Writer.

Month of the Novel: What’s your role in Month of the Novel?

Laura Rozar: I play the Writer and the Voice of Doom.

MotN: From what you’ve seen of the scripts, what do you like about Season 2?

LR: There’s more character building, diversity between episodes, and it’s much longer than Season 1! The whole project came up a few levels. Continue reading

End of June Production Update

We’ve been plugging away at the Season 2 episodes, and we’re getting close to having everything to the point where the picture looks pretty. Our VFX guy has been doing some great special effects, and our composer has done some great score concepts.

And so, since it’s the end of the month, I thought I’d give you a few sneaky looks at Season 2. Click any of these to see them bigger.

First, a filmstrip view, if you will, of Episode 1:

June Update 1 Continue reading

What We’ve Learned Since Malfhok

Over on the Phantom Moose Films blog, Jordan breaks down the differences between Malfhok from the iSundae films and the Computer from Season 2.

It was recently brought to our attention that the new Computer character in Month of the Novel Season 2 is not unlike Malfhok in appearance. You remember Malfhok, right? He was the floating head who played a pretty large role in iSundae, plus he had a cameo appearance in iSundae II. We jumped through all sorts of special effects hoops to make him work, and we pretty much ended the iSundae films vowing never to do something like that again.

And yet, here we are, about five years later, doing something like that again. What have we learned? What’s different?

You’ll want to read the full post, especially since there are some new tidbits and still frames from Season 2 included.