Arcayus (Marcus McKenzie) enters the arena at the Winchester Vault Pit.
The tale of the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
In our sixth Behind the Scenes video, Writer/Director Victoria Cocks and Producer Kirsty Stark discuss the upcoming launch of Wastelander Panda and share some footage from the new episodes. Find out what these three short films are about, and what you can look forward to exploring on the Wastelander Panda website.
You might have noticed a new addition to the website. The countdown clock on the right is keeping track of exactly how long we have until the new episodes and website go live! We’ll be releasing them at 7:30pm Australian Central Time, right after our launch screening in Adelaide. That’s 11am in London, 6am in New York and 3am in LA. Want to know what that means for your timezone? Use this timezone converter and find out!
There’s only one week left until the new episodes of Wastelander Panda are launched!
We’re holding two launch screenings at the Piccadilly Cinema in North Adelaide with all the cast and crew from the new episodes, as well as our crowdfunding supporters and other lucky ticket holders. We can’t wait to catch up with the cast and meet all of the fans who helped make Wastelander Panda a reality.
If you’re in Adelaide and want to attend a screening, there are still a few tickets available. Please RSVP at http://wastelanderpandalaunch.eventbrite.com to have your name put on the door list.
While we wish everyone could join us at the screenings, we know its a long way to travel for some fans, so we’re also launching the new episodes online for free that day at http://www.wastelanderpanda.com so that everyone can watch around the world. You’ll be able to watch all three episodes there, as well as explore our interactive map of the Wasteland and learn more about the characters, locations and tribes that we hope to feature in future episodes.
The episodes are:
- Isaac & Rose (13 mins) – Alone in the Wasteland, seven-year-old Rose meets a rogue panda named Isaac.
- Arcayus & Rose (15 mins) - After Isaac’s murder, Rose tracks down Arcayus and begs him to help her seek revenge.
- Arcayus & Akira (8 mins) - Caught and sold to the Winchester Vault Pit, Arcayus is forced to fight alongside Akira for the entertainment of others.
Will you be holding a launch party of your own outside of Adelaide? Don’t forget to send us pics if you do!
Young Rose (Sunny Heartfield) peers around Isaac (Marcel Blanch De Wilt).
Rose (Mandahla Rose) and Arcayus (Marcus McKenzie) rest after a long day’s journey across The Wasteland.
Watch Behind the Scenes Episode 5! In the new behind the scenes episode, Marcel shares his on set video diary. Each day he was on set playing Isaac the Panda, Marcel Blanche De Wilt took some time out to share his experiences.
Rusty (Michael Gilmour) in a frenzy.
The new episodes of Wastelander Panda will be available online on May 27th!
We’re excited to release the new episodes to the world, and to celebrate , we’ll be holding two screenings in Adelaide for our cast, crew and Pozible supporters, at 6:30pm and 7:45pm Adelaide, Australia time. Limited general admission tickets are available at http://www.wastelanderpandalaunch.eventbrite.com.
- Isaac & Rose (13 mins)
- Arcayus & Rose (15 mins)
- Arcayus & Akira (8 mins)
As well as the new episodes, we’ll be launching a new version of the wastelanderpanda.com website.
We can’t wait to show you the new episodes!
During our time shooting the new episodes of Wastelander Panda in the Flinders Ranges, on-set photographer Dave Cheng captured these beautiful time-lapse sequences of what we got up to.