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October 7, 2013
 

Ava Snow Battles Death Web Series

We were contacted by Zack Drisko about his web series Ava Snow Battles Death and they have a new Kickstarter campaign which just went live on October 5. We have an official press Release below and links to the new Kickstarter campaign so if you have a few bucks to spare then please help them out.

The Web series “Ava Snow Battles Death” is set to launch its Kickstarter fundraising campaign the evening of Saturday, Oct. 5. The series is a fantasy-horror-

comedy about a knife-throwing heroine named Ava Snow and the overlords from another dimension who want to steal her soul.

“We’re asking for five thousand, which is enough to make our pilot,” said Zack Drisko, one of the series creators, “but we’re hoping to achieve some of our stretch goals and make the entire five-episode series we have planned. We have a great story to tell that we’d love to share with people.”

“Ava Snow Battles Death” was created by Drisko and Arielle Davidsohn. They premiered four sneak peek clips on YouTube and Vimeo last Friday, Sept. 20, which have been met by positive reactions.

“We were really fortunate to have a great team,” Davidsohn said. “They were the ones who made our ideas possible.”

The cast and crew includes people such as Daniel Scruggs, a VFX artist from “Game of Thrones,” Russ Glasgow, promo editor for “Tron: Legacy” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” Steve Rizzo, stuntman from “The Dark Knight Rises” and “No Country for Old Men,” Andrew Parkhurst, director of photography for Ridley Scott’s “Prophets of Science Fiction,” Robert C. Jackson, sound designer on “50/50” and “The Expendables,” Christopher Jenkins Holmes, who had a recurring role on “90210” and YouTube star Sam Proof.

Davidsohn, who stars in the series as the title character Ava Snow, underwent extreme training to pull off the fight scenes. Davidsohn trained mixed martial arts with professional fighter Cassiano Laureano, who trained at Kings MMA and Werdum Combat Team, home to UFC fighters such as Anderson Silva, Fabricio Werdum, Wanderlei Silva, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Davidsohn also trained knife-throwing with world champion Carl Geddes.

“I was never athletic or coordinated, so learning how to fight Muay Thai and throw knives almost killed me,” Davidsohn said. “Even though I still have a long way to go until I’m pleased with my skills, I feel proud of how far I was able to come and look forward to honing my skills as the project continues.”

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The Fight Clip

More information on “Ava Snow Battles Death” is available on their Web site http://www.avasnowbattlesdeath.com, and their uploads are on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/avasnowbattlesdeath/videos) and Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/74853519).

KICKSTARTER LINK: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zackdrisko/ava-snow-battles-death-an-action-series-for-the-we

Cast:

Arielle Max Davidsohn: Ava Snow (also co-creator/co-writer/producer)
Christopher Jenkins Holmes: Maynard Sherman
Breeanna Judy: Kylee McGue

Also featuring Sam Proof, Robert Paterno, and John Baumgaertner.
Crew:

Zack Drisko: co-creator/co-writer/producer/director
Andrew Parkhurst: co-producer/director of photography
Matt Prater: producer
Russ Glasgow: editor
Neil Fernandez: associate producer/camera operator
Bob Jackson: sound designer
Andrew Mendoza: production sound mixer
Daniel Scruggs: visual effects artist
Steve Rizzo: stunt coordinator
Rachael Nisenkier: associate producer
Carmen Sprague: makeup and hair
Rebecca Hu: production consultant
Mark Roe: Kickstarter editor
Nick Stewart: behind-the-scenes editor



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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
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